Rock Legends AC/DC Take River Plate by Storm with ‘Highway to Hell’ in 2009

AC/DC is a powerhouse in rock music, starting in 1973 and becoming a huge influence ever since. Unlike many bands that fade away, AC/DC’s music still excites new generations of rock fans. Their 2009 concert, “Live at River Plate,” part of their Black Ice World Tour, showed the incredible energy of their music, captivating a stadium full of fans.

The band went through many changes early on, but after their 1980 album “Back In Black,” their lineup stayed pretty stable. During their 2009 tour, the band members were Brian Johnson (now 76), lead guitarist Angus Young (68), rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young (passed away at 64 in 2017), bassist Cliff Williams (74), and drummer Phil Rudd (69). Angus and Malcolm were brothers; Stevie Young (67) took over for Malcolm when he had to leave the band due to health issues.

AC/DC is celebrated as one of Australia’s top musical acts. Though some members, like the Youngs, were born in the UK, they all came together in Australia, making a significant mark on music history.

The band has an impressive list of awards, including 10 Grammy nominations and a win in 2010 for Best Hard Rock Performance with “War Machine” from their 2008 album “Black Ice.” This album topped charts in 23 countries, including the US, and led to AC/DC winning several ARIA Music Awards, especially for their “Live at River Plate” DVD.

AC/DC’s impact wasn’t just in the past; they’ve inspired many rock bands in the 21st century. With millions of followers on social media and YouTube, and over a billion views on their “Thunderstruck” video, AC/DC’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a testament to their lasting legacy in the world of rock music.

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