Herald Sun, How Dare You

I can’t let this slide. Australian newspaper The Herald Sun has just published a tribute to Malcolm Young, and look at the title of this front-page pointer. 

Bass? BASS? BASS!?!

This is inarguably one of the greatest, most solid rhythm guitarists of all time, from one of the most popular bands of all time. I don’t know who the f**k goofed up to make this abomination of a headline a reality but holy crap, is it really that hard to go to Wikipedia and double-check this stuff? Absolutely ridiculous and a massive insult to Malcolm and all AC/DC fans. I mean, if you needed to write a cheesy headline, how about ‘Back In Black’ or ‘We Salute You’ or maybe just ‘Malcolm Young – 1954 – 2017′? This is like saying Ringo was The Beatles’ guitarist, or Adam West played TV’s Robin, or that the Herald Sun is a respectable newspaper. Every day this Facebook page seems more and more justified. 

It’s A Long Way To The Shops… An AC/DC Tour Of Melbourne

A couple of weeks ago I took to the streets of Melbourne armed with a camera and Google to find locations around town that played a part in AC/DC’s history for a Gibson.com article. I uncovered some pretty interesting stuff. Did you know that AC/DC were booked in for five gigs in the ‘Miss Melbourne’ department of Myer’s department store? WHAT?

Here’s the full article, but below is a snippet.

AC/DC’s contribution to Melbourne was recognized by the city in 2004 when it renamed Corporation Lane “ACDC Lane”. Home to another legendary rock venue, the Cherry Bar, then Lord Mayor John So opened the renamed lane by declaring, “As the song says, there is a highway to hell. But this is a laneway to heaven. Let us rock!” before bagpipers serenaded the crowd with a rendition of “It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll).” AC/DC-themed street art adorns the lane, while the Cherry Bar is known as a hotspot for star spotting after a show whenever a touring band is in town. AC/DC-influenced Oz rockers, Airbourne, even name-checked the venue in their song “Fat City” with the lyrics “Midnight bite at the Cherry, so sweet is the juice.”

NEWS: AC/DC to release Bon Scott-era live DVD, Blu-Ray

PRESS RELEASE

ROCK MUSIC LEGENDS TAKE THE STAGE IN AN EPIC CONCERT PERFORMANCE AS WARNER HOME VIDEO RELEASES AC/DC: LET THERE BE ROCK ON BLU-RAY AND DVD ON JUNE 7, 2011!

Lead Singer Bon Scott’s Final Filmed Live Concert Comes to Blu-Ray and DVD For the First Time Fully Remastered With All 13 Power-Driven Song Performances

Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray & DVD Combo Pack with Over 95 Minutes of Extra Content, Collectible Packaging and Keepsake Premium Items also Available!

BURBANK, CA (April 13, 2011) – The tragic death of Bon Scott, AC/DC’s flamboyant front-man in early 1980 sent shockwaves throughout the rock music community. At the time no one could imagine a 1979 Paris concert would be the last filmed live concert of the hallowed singer’s career but he left the stage that night with the rest of the band leaving it all out there as he had done so many times before for millions of fans. Now for the first time ever on Blu-ray and DVD, Warner Home Video (WHV) is getting set to celebrate one of the greatest performers and legendary rock bands of all-time by releasing AC/DC – Let There Be Rock on June 7, 2011 to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the theatrical release. This legendary concert film showcases the power and precision the group brought to the stage that night during the Australian hard rock band’s “Highway To Hell” tour. AC/DC: Let There Be Rock DVD will be available for $21.95 SRP and AC/DC: Let There Be Rock: Limited Collector’s Edition will be available on DVD for $39.99 SRP and Blu-ray/DVD combo pack for $44.98 SRP. Order due date is May 3, 2011.

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