AC/DC are, to put it bluntly, icons and legends of the music industry. Their “hit you in the face” style of hard rock has entertained fans for decades, and their more recognized hits continue to get played on rock music stations and at sporting events. AC/DC was, during the band's commercial success, able to produce songs that landed in the “heavy metal” genre but that were also catchy in the minds of those who probably would not consider themselves to be fans of such music. While things have changed for the group since AC/DC first emerged, you can still, as of February 2016, see the band play live. You should jump on the opportunity if it arises.
One could claim that AC/DC are one of the more underrated bands in history as it pertains to certain lists. AC/DC are often placed in a tier beneath The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Those who would say that AC/DC should not be classified as heavy metal may rate groups such as Motorhead and Iron Maiden ahead of AC/DC. Such opinions are, of course, subjective. Music fans who are just now diving into the AC/DC catalog may have never known the following information about the band, while others who are just now rediscovering the awesomeness that is AC/DC may have forgotten these 15 things.
15 The Name
14 Gay/Bisexual Rumors
13 Not Born in the USA
12 The Uniform
11 Rolling Stone's All-Time Low
10 Operation Nifty Package
9 "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" Phone Number
8 Worst Cover of All Time?
7 Fall of Communism
6 New Digital Resistance
5 ACDC Lane
4 Bon Scott Almost Fired
3 Back in Black
2 No. 72 According to Rolling Stone
1 No. 23 According to VH1
VH1 gave a little more respect to AC/DC than did Rolling Stone. AC/DC checked in at No. 23 on the VHI list of the greatest artists of all time. Nirvana, a band that made a lasting impact on the music industry and culture but also a group that was really only in the mainstream for half of a decade, was rated No. 14. The Beatles topped the list, and they were followed by Michael Jackson, Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones. Album sales seem to indicate that AC/DC deserved, if nothing else, to be closer to the top ten. Where would you put AC/DC among the greatest artists in history?
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