ACDC, or AC/DC, is a hard rock band that formed in Sydney, Australia in 1973 and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.
Founded by two Scottish-born brothers, Angus and Malcolm Young, in 1973, the early band went through a few lineup changes before settling on the classic lineup of Bon Scott (vocals), Angus (lead guitar), Malcolm (rhythm guitar), Cliff Williams (bass), and Phil Rudd (drums). In 1979, this lineup recorded its worldwide breakthrough album Highway To Hell. Produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange, the album that launched them to worldwide acclaim would also be the last to feature Scott, who died of asphyxiation in 1980 after a night of heavy drinking.
While the Scott-led lineup is considered by some to be the band's classic lineup, their commercial peak would come on the first album with replacement lead singer Brian Johnson. Back in Black, also produced by Lange, has sold more than 22 million copies since its 1981 release. Their commercial and critical stature faded through the 1980s, but the band regained considerable momentum with the release of their 1990 album The Razors Edge, which featured hit singles “Thunderstruck” and “Moneytalks.”