January 22, 1991 |
The heavy metal rock band AC-DC continued playing as three fans were being crushed to death, despite chants of "stop the concert," witnesses in Salt Lake City said. Two 14-year-old boys and a 19-year-old woman died and another woman was hurt after thousands of fans rushed the stage Friday at Salt Palace arena. Witnesses said at least one security guard tried to get the lead singer's attention and stop the band playing.
October 2, 2004 |
A downtown road in Melbourne has been renamed ACDC Lane in honor of the Australian band, AC/DC, who sang the rock anthem "Highway to Hell." "I say this is a lane to heaven. Let us rock," said the city's Lord Mayor John So as he erected the sign Friday to cheers and bagpipes playing the band's hit "Long Way to the Top." City officials have had several copies of the street signs made in case fans steal the original as a souvenir.
April 12, 2001 |
If there was a moment when AC/DC felt like an eight-track tape in a Napster world, it was when the venerable rockers found themselves playing to a roomful of . . . Britneys? The band that has been making devilish, raunchy rock since the Nixon era found itself invited to MTV's "Total Request Live" last year just before the release of its 17th album, "Stiff Upper Lip." The band wasn't sure what to make of the invite or their place in today's music scene.