In December 2009, AC/DC descended upon River Plate in Buenos Aires to play thee epic shows for over two hundred thousand fans. Today, AC/DC is releasing their first live album in twenty years Live at River Plate and we have a special vinyl record which you can win! The record will have all nineteen incredible tracks and will surely leave you feeling Thunderstruck. Read the Rules and Regulations below to enter and win this special prize!
And if you want to add a digital copy of Live at River Plate or any other AC/DC record to your collection, the band has announced that their entire catalog will be available off iTunes starting today! Check out the Live at River Plate track listing here.
And just because you weren’t in Argentina, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on their performance because we’re airing AC/DC Live At River Plate this Saturday, November 24th at 630E/330P on MuchMore.
AC/DC is at it again with this exclusive tour video for their legendary track You Shook Me All Night Long. Watch as we weave in and out of great concert footage of the band, the fans, and the journey to get up to that point of show time. Would you believe that this track was originally released in 1980? It still holds up too, over three decades later. AC/DC will be releasing a new live record, Live At River Plate, on November 19 in both red vinyl and 2 CD set formats. Are you going to pick up a copy?
Watch the video for You Shook Me All Night Long below and tell us what you think in the comments section.
You might not know it but The Black Keys have been making music for 10 years; they are on their 7th album; and only over the past 2 albums have they become arguably one of the biggest bands in rock. Now it’s true, fame changes people in certain ways, but I have to believe Patrick from the Black Keys is pretty much the same dude he was 10 years ago, and if given the opportunity back then to say a band like Nickelback was killing rock n roll, he probably would have taken it. The only difference now is that he said it in Rolling Stone Magazine and the entire music world was listening…including Nickelback. Find out what the Nickelback guys think about it when I chat with them In Sixty, March 15th, 9pm on MuchMore.
The more popular a band, the more hated them become, and it would seem that no band has faced that dichotomy more than Nickelback. I’d argue however that because we live in a world so influenced by social media, when every single person in the world with a computer can publish an opinion, that the “I hate Nickleback” campaign has been greatly exaggerated. Remember, It wasn’t too long ago that AC/DC were the most hated band in the world…a title AC/DC politely thanked Nickelback for taking away from them according to Chad Kroger. Check out a new episode of In Sixty, March 15th, 9pm.
Thanks in part to high school honors jazz band, a love of classical music, a love of Opera, and a flight attendant…..I can introduce you to Sidney York. Sidney York is not one person, it’s actually a band fronted by 3 women whose talents as musicians are pretty amazing. At any given moment you can see Sheryl Reinhardt, Krista Wodelet, or Brandi Sidoryk singing, playing piano, ukulele, oboe or bassoon….and it translates into some pretty unique pop music. All 3 are classical trained musicians and one of them actually is a flight attendant: the one thing that serendipitously brought them all together. This is one of my favorite new finds in a long time.
In 1991 I was listening to Bell Biv Devoe, The Beastie Boys, and LL Cool J, so if I’m being honest, my young musical mind wasn’t that interested in any Bonnie Raitt songs I was hearing on the radio. That being said, over the years I have certainly come to appreciate her place in music, the longevity, and her amazing tales of the music industry, but her music never really connected with me. Recently however I have become a little obsessed with a Bon Iver cover of a song she made famous called “I Can’t Make you Love Me” which caused me to go back and listen to her 1991 version to see what I was missing.
The new album from Swedish trio Hellsongs, Hymns in the Key of 666, is ten tracks of beautiful harmonies, guitars, violins, pianos…and heavy metal. Sort of. Hymns is a cover album of hard hitting classics like Black Sabbath’s Paranoid and Iron Maiden’s Run to the Hills. I consider myself a bit of a ‘covers’ fanatic. I find it fascinating when an artist can take a song, reinvent it and make it their own. Hellsongs does that and more in their freshman album – I didn’t even realize the album was covers until I heard AC/DC’s Thunderstruck on Track 7.
We think Hymns is so amazing that we’ve put the entire album in our First Spins rotator. But, don’t just take my word – listen to all ten songs from Hymns in the Key of 666 right here.
Top Picks: Symphony of Destruction (Track 2) Thunderstruck (Track 7) and Paranoid (Track 9)
Sounds like: A mix of Jenny Owens Young, The Corrs, Sarah McLachlan and Ben Folds Five
Most Impressive: Hymns in the Key of 666 rates about a 10 on the scale of ‘Awesome Album Titles.’
Just a little something to brighten your day: a list of the most popular funeral songs has been published. Some obvious tear jerkers making the list are “My Way” by Frank Sinatra, and “Wind Beneath my Wings” by Bette Midler-there are also some classical pieces and gospel hymns on the list but check this out: how about “Another one Bites the Dust” by Queen, “Bat out of Hell” by Meatloaf, “Spirit in the Sky” by doctor and the medics and of course…..AC/DC/s “Highway to Hell”.