AC/DC INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK’N’ROLL HALL OF FAME:
The Elektra Entertainment Group is honored to announce that one of the greatest rock bands of all time, AC/DC, has been inducted into the 2003 class of the Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame. The legendary Australian band currently reigns as the fifth highest certified band in music history, (representing actual units in excess of 85 million albums sold in the United States).
But for their millions of fans, the most memorable AC/DC moments have come from the band’s riotous, ear splitting performances, which in the past 30 years have seen legendary guitarist/frontman Angus Young, and the hardest rocking band in history, shred up concert halls all over the world. Their rock masterpieces include “You Shook Me All Night Long,” “Highway To Hell,” “Back In Black,” and more recently “Stiff Upper Lip.” As one critic so aptly put it: “One of life’s truths: AC/DC rocks.”
Said Sylvia Rhone, Chairman/CEO of Elektra: “This has been a long overdue honor for a band that is so important to the history of rock and the legacy of Elektra. AC/DC is rock n’ roll.”
With more than 20 releases in their historic career, and boasting one of the best selling catalogues in music history, AC/DC has recently seen more than 15 titles awarded gold, platinum, and multi-platinum certification by the RIAA. The band has also received the rare and prestigious RIAA Diamond Award for sales of 10 million copies of “Back In Black.”
AC/DC will be inducted on March 10 at New York City’s Waldorf Astoria, to be aired at a later date on VH1.
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