and Malcolm Young
, along with singer Brian Johnson
will be guests on In The Studio
- The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands - during the week of August 30th.
They will be discussing the 30th Anniversary of their renown 1980 album Back In Black
with professional radio broadcaster and rock musician interviewer Redbeard.
More details on In The Studio
can be found at this location
Back In Black
was released on July 25th, 1980 and was the first album without former lead singer Bon Scott, who died on February 19th 1980 at the age of 33. The band considered disbanding following Scott's death, but ultimately decided to continue with Brian Johnson as their new lead singer and lyricist. Producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange, who had previously worked with AC/DC on Highway To Hell, was again brought in to produce at Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas, and Electric Lady Studios in New York, where the album was also mixed.
According to Wikipedia, the album has sold an estimated 49 million copies to date worldwide, making it the second highest selling album of all time, and the best selling hard rock or heavy metal album, as well as the best selling album ever released by a band.
About the album, Angus Young
told BraveWords.com: "We had a lot of ideas even from touring on Highway To Hell that we felt we should finish off what we had been working on. You never know, we could have said 'This is it.' We may have stopped, but we still felt that we should have finished off, hence even the cover of Back In Black. You can see it, we made it in black for the colour, called it Back In Black, and even put the bell on the front. Obviously it was different after Bon death. I suppose to some people they would have probably viewed you as a whole new act, and in one way it was like starting again because you don't know what's coming, you don't know how it's going to be received. You think, 'Is this ethical?' This was our tribute to Bon."
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