Trivia / AC/DC


  • Author Existence Failure: Bon Scott's tenure with the band ended with his "death by misadventure" in February 1980. Though the group considered splitting up, Bon's parents convinced them to keep going, saying Bon would've wanted them to. Scott was ultimately replaced by Brian Johnson.
  • Creator Backlash: Their set-lists lack anything from between For Those About to Rock We Salute You and The Razor's Edge, "Who Made Who" being the lone exception.
  • Executive Meddling: The four first albums were released in US with messed up track-lists. Even worse, the international version of High Voltage is essentially a scaled-down T.N.T. with two songs from the Australian High Voltage. A handful of early AC/DC songs have still never been officially released outside of Australia, and the band wouldn't release the same studio album with the same track listing until Highway to Hell. Even then, Eddie Kramer, the first producer for the Highway to Hell album, wanted them to make disco music.
  • Fan Nickname: "Akka Dakka". Certain Australian members of their fan-base staunchly believe this to be their real name. (Not related to More Dakka.)
  • Hipgnosis: Did the cover for the international version of Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.
  • No Export for You: The original High Voltage and T.N.T. albums never saw a release outside Australia.
  • No Such Thing as Bad Publicity: At the 1974 Sunbury Music Festival, they got into a brawl with members of Deep Purple, and were happy for the publicity.
  • The Other Darrin: Brian Johnson for Bon Scott, Cliff Williams for Mark Evans, Stevie Young for his uncle Malcolm Young, Chris Slade for Phil Rudd, and Axl Rose for Brian Johnsonnote .
  • The Pete Best:
    • Dave Evans, their first singer, who was ousted for having a Gary Glitter-esque Glam Rock style.
    • In fact, every bassist and drummer before Mark Evans and Phil Rudd would fit this trope.
  • Role-Ending Misdemeanor: Once Phil Rudd got arrested in 2014, his "predecessor" Chris Slade was brought back to the band.
  • Short-Lived Big Impact: Even after Bon Scott drank himself to death in 1980, he's still fondly remembered as one of hard rock's most popular vocalists.
  • Troubled Production:
    • Rock or Bust due to Phil Rudd, according to Angus and Cliff.
    • For Those About to Rock (the entire album) suffered from this as well. Malcolm Young summarized it bluntly to Metal CD's Mark Blake during their November 1992 interview (just shy of two months after the album was released):
      Malcolm: I don't think anyone, neither the band or the producer, could tell whether it sounded right or wrong. Everyone was fed up with the whole album.
  • What Could Have Been: Steven Adler was going to join in 1990 after Simon Wright left, but the offer was withdrawn after Axl revealed onstage exactly why he was fired from Guns.
    • According to some of Bon Scott's old friends, shortly before his death he was talking about possibly quitting the band and starting up another group.


Trivia for the pinball game:

  • Billing Displacement: The "Luci" version prominently features the Horny Devil herself on the backglass, reducing the band members to background silhouettes.
  • Limited Special Collector's Ultimate Edition:
    • Along with the basic game, AC/DC was initially available in a Premium Edition, a "Back In Black" Limited Edition, and a "Let There Be Rock" LE. These added an "Underworld" mini-playfield below the main table, LED lights, a moving bell, animated band members in the backbox, and a premium sound system.
    • The Limited Editions also include a shaker motor, custom mirrored backglass art, and laser-cut metalwork. Only 200 "Let There Be Rock" and 300 "Back In Black" machines were produced.
    • And then there's the 2014 "Luci" Preimum Edition, an updated release with new backglass and cabinet art.
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