In 1980, the band AC/DC released their seventh studio album titled “Back in Black” and the musical world was changed forever. This album was the first recorded after the death of their lead singer Bon Scott, who was replaced by newcomer Brian Johnson.
The album went on to be one of the most successful albums of all time. It went platinum more than 25 times over and led to a year-long tour in 1981. In celebration of 40 years of its release, AC/DC has unearthed previously unseen videos from that original “Back in Black” tour. The most recent video was from Tokyo’s performance of “You Shook Me All Night Long”.
AC/DC is a legend in rock-n-roll, with Back in Black solidifying that role for all time. The band has had some success with other singles later on, but nothing that tops the BiB era. In 2014, they went on tour again in support of their latest LP, but lead singer Brian Johnson had to drop out, due to health issues, before it was finished. Axl Rose, lead singer of Guns n Roses, saved the day and stepped in to complete the tour with the band.