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  • AC/DC trivia quiz: Test your knowledge of the legendary rockers

    09/07/2016 3:33:09 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 37 replies
    amNY ^ | 9-7-16 | Hal Bienstock
    When a band that has been around for more than 40 years goes on the road, fans have to be prepared for the possibility that this go-round may be the last. While AC/DC isn’t officially calling this a farewell tour, the fact that singer Brian Johnson had to leave the tour after a doctor said he was risking total hearing loss means it’s unlikely he’ll take the stage with the band again. Johnson’s departure follows co-founder Malcolm Young departure in 2014 because he is suffering from dementia. That same year, drummer Phil Rudd was arrested for threatening to kill someone...
  • AC/DC’s Cliff Williams to Retire After Current Tour

    07/09/2016 6:04:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Guitar World ^ | 07/08/2016 | Christopher Scapelliti
    Cliff Williams has played bass in AC/DC since 1977. By the time the group’s current tour wraps up in September, he’ll have logged nearly 40 years with the Australian rockers. Apparently 40 years is long enough. Williams says his future plans don’t include continuing with AC/DC. “It’s been what I’ve known for the past 40 years,” Williams says. “But after this tour, I’m backing off of touring and recording.” […] “Losing Malcolm, the thing with Phil and now with Brian, it’s a changed animal,” Williams says of the band. As for his decision, “I feel in my gut it’s the...
  • Has Brian Johnson Been ‘Kicked to the Curb’ by AC/DC? (maybe, maybe not)

    03/16/2016 2:13:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Ultimate Classic Rock ^ | March 15, 2016 7:41 AM | Jeff Giles
    Brian Johnson’s hearing loss may not be as bad as initial reports suggested — but AC/DC might be moving on without him anyway. Word of Johnson’s reportedly tenuous future comes courtesy of comedian Jim Breuer, a friend of the singer who discussed their latest visit during an episode of his The Metal in Me podcast, which you can stream below. According to Breuer, whose commentary was earlier reported by the Canton Repository, Johnson has essentially been “kicked to the curb” by group leader Angus Young after fronting AC/DC for 36 years. UPDATE: Breuer has since posted a series of follow-up...
  • AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd loses appeals against convictions

    10/09/2015 9:26:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Tuesday 6 October 2015 11.01 EDT | Tim Jonze and Agencies
    AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has lost his appeal against a string of recent convictions in New Zealand. The musician had been ordered in June to serve a sentence of eight months home detention along with six months of post-release conditions and payment of $NZ120,000 (£51,000) reparation after pleading guilty to charges of threatening to kill and possession of methamphetamine and cannabis. However, his appeal, which argued that the sentence “was manifestly excessive”, was rejected by New Zealand’s high court. …
  • AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd arrested again in New Zealand

    07/19/2015 3:50:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 19, 2015 7:23 AM EDT
    AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was behind bars Sunday after being arrested in New Zealand, just days after he was sentenced to home detention for threatening to kill a man who used to work for him. The 61-year-old Australian-born drummer was arrested at his home on New Zealand’s North Island on Saturday night, though police refused to comment on the nature of the arrest, the New Zealand Herald reported. Rudd’s lawyer, Craig Tuck, confirmed in an email Sunday that Rudd had been arrested and that he was due to appear in court on Monday for a bail application. Tuck said he...
  • Iran Nuclear Facilities Hacked, Stations Made To Play AC/DC

    08/08/2014 12:30:42 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 68 replies
    nextpowerup.com ^ | August 8, 2014 10:36 PDT | Seth Fitzgerald
    The Stuxnet virus reportedly created by the combined forces of the American and Israeli governments ravaged Iran's nuclear program between 2009 and 2010, destroying thousands of machines and effectively crippling the country's nuclear efforts.But this wasn't enough for the attackers. They wanted to show what real power was like.And so they made the facilities' hijacked work stations play AC/DC."There was also some music playing randomly on several of the workstations during the middle of the night with the volume maxed out," wrote an Iranian scientist in an email. "I believe it was the American band AC-DC Thunderstruck. It was...
  • AC/DC drummer Rudd to stand trial in April

    Wellington (AFP) - AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd will stand trial in April on charges of threatening to kill and drug possession, court officials in New Zealand ruled Monday. Rudd, 60, will face a judge-alone trial in the Tauranga District Court beginning on April 21, officials said. The veteran rocker has pleaded not guilty to the charges, which stem from a police raid on his waterfront North Island mansion on November 6. He was also initially charged with "attempting to procure murder", but it was dropped after prosecutors decided there was insufficient evidence to proceed. The case has left Rudd's position...
  • AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd murder plot charge dropped

    11/06/2014 9:59:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6 November 2014 | Last updated at 23:00 ET
    The drummer of hard rock group AC/DC, Phil Rudd, has had a charge of attempted to arrange a murder dropped in New Zealand. Mr. Rudd’s lawyer said the charge was dropped because of lack of evidence. Australian Mr. Rudd will still face charges—announced on Thursday—of possessing drugs and of making threats to kill. […] Mr. Rudd’s lawyer, Paul Mabey, said the “charge alleging an attempt to procure murder should never have been laid”. […] He described the drug charges as “minor” offenses and said the musician would defend the charge of making threats to kill, which carries a maximum sentence...
  • AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd charged with attempting to have 2 men killed

    11/06/2014 7:10:56 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 11/6/2014 | tim hume
    Phil Rudd, the drummer for legendary hard rock band AC/DC, has been charged with attempting to have two men killed. The 60-year-old appeared in a New Zealand court Thursday afternoon facing a count of attempting to procure the murder of two men, said Bay of Plenty Police District representative Kim Perks.
  • AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd charged with plotting murder of two people

    11/06/2014 6:54:40 AM PST · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 11-6-2014 | FoxNews.com
    Phil Rudd, the drummer for legendary Australian rock band AC/DC, has been charged in New Zealand with attempting to arrange the murders of two people. The New Zealand Herald reported that the 60-year-old appeared in court Thursday morning in Tauranga, on the country's North Island. The paper reported that he was also charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of cannabis, and making threats to kill. Rudd entered no plea in connection with the charges and was released on bail. His next court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 27. Rudd was arrested Thursday morning after police raided his waterfront home. Tauranga...
  • AC/DC's Phil Rudd Arrested for Attempting to Procure a Murder

    11/05/2014 8:45:16 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    rollingstone.com ^ | November 5, 2014 | Jason Newman |
    AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was arrested in New Zealand on Thursday morning local time and charged with attempting to procure a murder, as first reported by Stuff.co.nz. A member of the Tauranga Central division of New Zealand Police confirmed Rudd's arrest to Rolling Stone, but did not provide any additional details. Rudd allegedly tried to have two as-yet-unidentified men killed, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. According to Stuff, Rudd was also charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of cannabis and threatening to kill.
  • AC/DC 'to retire following band member's health concerns' (Malcolm Young very ill)

    04/15/2014 10:20:21 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 82 replies
    DailyMailUK ^ | 4/15/14 | Nathan Klein
    Australia's most successful rock band AC/DC are thought to be retiring. Rumours surfaced on Tuesday morning that the band are set to split due to the ill health of one of their members, although it isn't clear as of yet who that member is or what the illness is. 3AW reporter Peter Ford told 2Day FM breakfast hosts Sophie Monk, Merrick Watts, Jules Lund and Mel B that 'we may never hear them perform or record again'. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2604825/Australia-rock-band-AC-DC-retire-following-band-members-health-concerns.html#ixzz2yybcbXbD Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Former AC/DC, Rose Tattoo Bassist Neil Smith Dies

    04/07/2013 12:33:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Ultimate Classic Rock ^ | April 7, 2013 | Staff
    Former AC/DC and Rose Tattoo bassist Neil Smith has died after a battle with cancer. Smith was in AC/DC in 1974, prior to the release of their 1975 debut album ‘High Voltage.’
  • Disc Golf Sunday Funday

    02/17/2013 2:44:53 PM PST · by UCANSEE2 · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 5,2013 | Melinda
    High above the the flood plains of the Missouri River, 28 men, women, and children gathered to participate in one of today's fastest growing sports. Disc Golf. The occasion was part of the LEGACY Tournament, put on by Patrick Smith, a local player and a heck of a great guy. These tournaments are scheduled about 2-3 weeks apart, and are held at various courses around our local area. Patrick is sponsoring these mini-tournaments in an effort to provide funds to the courses for improvements. The Course in this video doesn't yet have Flags on the Holes. If you aren't aware...
  • TRR: Iranian Nukes are Thunderstruck

    07/25/2012 1:19:04 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 25, 2012 | James S. Robbins
    The Iranian nuclear program has hit with a severe case of heavy metal. Al Arabiya reports that technicians at two of Iran's secret nuclear facilities were startled in the middle of the night when their computer consoles started blaring AC/DC's classic metal hit "Thunderstruck" at full volume.
  • Dirty Deeds: Iranian nuclear program hit by 'AC/DC virus'?

    07/24/2012 12:17:53 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 50 replies
    RT.com ^ | 7/24/12
    Iranian nuclear facilities have reportedly been attacked by a “music” virus, turning on lab PCs at night and blasting AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck.” Mikko Hypponen, Chief Researcher at Finnish digital security firm F-secure, publicly released a letter he received from an unnamed Iranian scientist. The researcher, who claimed to work for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said that another virus has struck the Natanz uranium enrichment facility in central Iran and a secret underground research facility at Fordo, southwest of Tehran. The letter’s author reported that the virus shut down equipment (made by Germany’s Siemens Corporation) and automated systems at...
  • Fridays "Rock" Thread (new tradition starting now)

    02/24/2012 12:47:03 PM PST · by Scythian · 31 replies · 2+ views
    This is posted in the chit chat thread so relax everyone, no concern trolls were harmed in this posting. Okay, I just purchased the Blue Ray DVD to what is one of the best concerts ever filmed. Shot with 32 cameras entirely in HD in December of 2009, AC/DC Live At River Plate marks AC/DC's triumphant return to Buenos Aires where nearly 200,000 fans rocked as has never been seen before. Here is a link to a 1080 HD video, you can use the little "gear" icon in the lower right and set the Quality super high then click the...
  • AC/DC Does the Hokey Pokey (Chit/Chat thread for rockers that need a break, very cool)

    02/16/2012 8:58:10 AM PST · by Scythian · 12 replies
    This is hilarious and the guy does a great impression of AC/DC singing the "Hokey Pokey". Relieve some stress from the political chaos and watch this video .. AC/DC Does the Hokey Pokey
  • President Obama and the Bible

    02/05/2012 5:18:52 AM PST · by IbJensen · 21 replies
    One News Now ^ | 2/4/2012 | Michael Yousseff
    -snip- Who can forget when he gave a speech mocking the ceremonial law of the Old Testament then saying something to the effect of, "How can you govern by the Sermon on the Mount?" Well, he did it again at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday. I never understood that name since very little prayer, if any, takes place. Instead, perhaps it should be called the National Breakfast Gathering. The president quoted the Bible to justify punishing those who have worked hard, and most of whom are very generous givers, in order to take their money and give it to...
  • Obama sends wedding congratulations to gay couple

    12/22/2011 6:14:16 AM PST · by IbJensen · 20 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 12/21/2011 | Kathleen Gilbert
    BROOKLYN, New York, December 21, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A homosexual couple in New York says they received a formal letter of congratulations on their wedding from President Obama, who in public statements has maintained opposition to redefining marriage. Matt Katz and Aaron Lafrenz of Brooklyn, New York, were among the first homosexual couples to obtain a marriage license in New York this summer. This week they offered to the media an image of a congratulatory letter signed by Barack Obama and bearing the White House seal that arrived in their mailbox this month. It reads in part: “Congratulations on...