AC/DC Continues Celebration Of 40th Anniversary Of Highway To Hell


AC/DC continues to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its classic LP Highway To Hell by releasing a vintage performance video of "Whole Lotta Rosie." The clip was recorded on July 13th, 1979 at the Rijnhal in Arnhem, the Netherlands, and originally broadcast on Countdown, a show that ran on Dutch television between 1977 and 1993.

"Whole Lotta Rosie" and two other songs from that concert, "Highway To Hell" and "The Jack," were featured on the 2007 Plug Me In DVD box set, but this is the first time they appear online as part of the month-long celebration of the LP's anniversary.

Released on July 27th, 1979, Highway To Hell became AC/DC's first album to sell a million copies and make the Top 20 in the U.S. Highway To Hell was AC/DC's last album with singer Bon Scott, who died from alcohol poisoning on February 19th, 1980.

AC/DC guitarist Angus Young told us a while back that the band almost didn't get past Scott's death: "Bon was the big -- he was a full-on frontman, plus he had this great character, you know. I mean, he just lived that rock 'n' roll life. With Bon, what you saw was what you got and, yeah, it was pretty, pretty tough."

The band vowed to carry on, recruiting new singer Brian Johnson and recording the milestone Back In Black album within five months of Scott's death.