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Rock 101 Wednesday, August 27 2014

Yesterday we heard that even without Malcolm Young, AC/DC will not quit. Today we hear they are for sure in studio now for a Highway to Hell 35th Anniversary...and we've got video proof.

The band appeared on the latest episode of the syndicated radio show In The Studio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands.

In the episode, the band recalls everything that went into releasing Highway to Hell.
Apparently in 79' North American fans had NO CLUE that Highway to Hell was AC/DC's 5th studio album, and in the meantime the bands U.S. record label was getting frustrated by the band's lack of sales. 

To get their success back on track the band turned to a young South African producer you may remember....Mutt Lange.

"We actually had written most of the songs in a weekend for Highway to Hell... We snuck in the rehearsal studio...we put a tape together and sent it to Mutt Lange and he said, 'Look, I hear what you're trying to do. I'm sure I can do you a great job'."

The result was a rock masterpiece complete with the title track "Highway to Hell", "Girl's Got Rhythm", "Shot Down In Flames", and "If You Want Blood" In the episode, rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young recalls the tragedy that followed as lead singer Bon Scott would only get to enjoy the worldwide success of Highway to Hell for another 8 months.

You can watch the full episode here

-Jess

Be Caller 10 at 1:15 to play Rock 101 to win 2 tickets to see Bob Saget September 26 at The River Cree!

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