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AC/DC 'to retire following band member's health concerns' (Malcolm Young very ill)
DailyMailUK ^ | 4/15/14 | Nathan Klein

Posted on 04/15/2014 10:20:21 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD

Australia's most successful rock band AC/DC are thought to be retiring. Rumours surfaced on Tuesday morning that the band are set to split due to the ill health of one of their members, although it isn't clear as of yet who that member is or what the illness is. 3AW reporter Peter Ford told 2Day FM breakfast hosts Sophie Monk, Merrick Watts, Jules Lund and Mel B that 'we may never hear them perform or record again'.

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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

One of my favorite bands.

Angus smokes like a chimney so it wouldn’t surprise me if he’s having pulmonary trouble. I don’t think any of them drink.


51 posted on 04/15/2014 11:14:20 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: blam

Bon, before AC/DC

Fraternity - Seasons of Change
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZY2nl2CwLc


52 posted on 04/15/2014 11:14:48 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Organic Panic

Angus is a teetotaler, though, go figure.


53 posted on 04/15/2014 11:15:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

The new ACDC is a pale copy of the old. Had a chance to see them in a small theatre in 79, could not get anyone to go with me, still regret it 35 years later not going.

After Bon Scott died,they were never able to capture my interest. Seemed to be more of a headbanger/screamer group instead of the nuance of earlier albums.

“Jail Break” ... Quite possibly THE best Rock song ever written.

There was a friend of mine on murder
And the judge’s gavel fell
Jury found him guilty
Gave him sixteen years in hell
He said “I ain’t spending my life here
I ain’t living alone
Ain’t breaking no rocks on the chain gang
I’m breakin’ out and headin’ home”

Gonna make a jailbreak
And I’m lookin’ towards the sky
I’m gonna make a jailbreak
Oh, how I wish that I could fly

All in the name of liberty
All in the name of liberty
Got to be free

Jailbreak, let me out of here
Jailbreak, sixteen years ah
Jailbreak, had more than I can take
Jailbreak, yeah

He said he’d seen his lady being fooled with
By another man
She was down and he was up
Had a gun in his hand
Bullets started flying everywhere
And people started to scream
Big man lying on the ground
With a hole in his body
Where his life had been

But it was all in the name of liberty
All in the name of liberty
I got to be free

Jailbreak, jailbreak
I got to break out
Out of here

Heartbeats, they were racin’
Freedom, he was chasin’
Spotlights, sirens, rifles firing
But he made it out
With a bullet in his back

Jailbreak, jailbreak
Jailbreak, jailbreak
Jailbreak, jailbreak
Jailbreak, jailbreak
Jailbreak, jailbreak


54 posted on 04/15/2014 11:16:14 AM PDT by Harry Pothead (Go Sarah! I still love her...)
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To: SunkenCiv

I read somewhere that all his headbanging over the years has had the cumlative effective of being a boxer for too long.

The lead singer lives in Florida and has been on Top Gear(UK). He seems like a likeable fella.


55 posted on 04/15/2014 11:17:32 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: SunkenCiv
" .. lots of fun, LOUD (I had earplugs jammed in there, and when that wasn’t enough, I shoved ‘em down using a second set of earplugs), just a blast."

That's like saying I got SO laid last night ... tied it in a knot ... what FUN !

56 posted on 04/15/2014 11:18:01 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: dfwgator

:)


57 posted on 04/15/2014 11:18:11 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

The guy could sing, AC/DC in way covered up his vocal talent.


58 posted on 04/15/2014 11:19:45 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Orangedog

Don’t disagree necessarily with your points which are valid. However the other side of the coin is that music is all these people do. It’s their craft and their life. Mccartney and ringo still perform.

I always thought it was great how the beatles ended - having people begging for more. What I don’t understand is why these bands can’t keep the creative level going and keep going further instead of plateauing and deteriorating after they hit 30.

Jeff beck is an example of an act that just kept going and gets better with each year. But he seems to be an exception - with a few others.


59 posted on 04/15/2014 11:42:25 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk

They sure have big ones.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ3tqIukBKg


60 posted on 04/15/2014 11:49:05 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: TurboZamboni

Didn’t see this one posted.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYMiEU0vKIM


61 posted on 04/15/2014 11:52:24 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: plain talk

McCartney and Ringo come out and perform at tributes for dead friends and one off stuff like that. And they all went out and did their own things. But the stones have no excuse. They all have to have had more money than god a long time ago. They went from having to have paramedics at their concerts for drug overdoses to having tjem on hand for their fans expiring of natural causes.


62 posted on 04/15/2014 11:53:19 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: safeasthebanks

I absolutely detest AD/DC. The screaming / ranting I could never understand why people loved these guys. But on your comment on that they did not take themselves seriously I can personally attest to. Along time ago I waited tables and one Sunday morning in came AC/DC with their wives / sweeties. The guys were very nice and polite, their other halves were incredibly rude. I could not decide who was uglier, the band or their chicks...


63 posted on 04/15/2014 11:59:47 AM PDT by fatez ("If you're going through Hell, keep going." Winston Churchill)
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To: bicyclerepair

“Flick of the Switch” is my favorite of theirs.

“Badlands” is probably 2nd-A lesser known B side.


64 posted on 04/15/2014 12:10:13 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Orangedog

Mccartney and ringo have toured for years since the beatles including recently. They certainly could retire and don’t need the money - nor do the stones. These people do it because that’s what musicians do. They play.

Yes, journey, elton john - the list goes on. Yes has retained good sound until recently. The last time I saw them it was definitely quite a step down for them. But to be 60+ in age and still perform a Yes set must be daunting. So I cut them a lot of slack. Most jazz musicians play til they die.


65 posted on 04/15/2014 12:21:40 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk

McCartney and Ringo have. The Beatles have not.


66 posted on 04/15/2014 12:26:33 PM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Orangedog

yes - obviously the beatles have not toured since the 1960s. :-). You said Mccartney and ringo just did occasional one-off shows which is incorrect. They both have regularly toured over the years. In recent times Mccartney toured in 2010 and 2012. A friend of mine attended a 2012 show. Ringo has been doing his allstar show for four years in a row until 2013.


67 posted on 04/15/2014 12:45:07 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: fatez
An interviewer once asked Angus Young (lead guitarist and co-founder of the band) what his response was to people who say AC/DC have ten albums and they all sound exactly the same.

Angus retorted: those people are totally wrong, we have eleven albums and they all sound the same...

68 posted on 04/15/2014 12:46:54 PM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: Orangedog

BTW Orangedog — (this may be slightly off topic) are you a Jeff Beck fan? I am amazed at how he continues to get better and better. At times he gets some sounds that almost remind me of a harmonica. Encouraging for those of us who are aging to see someone at that age still keep music fresh. :-)


69 posted on 04/15/2014 1:25:08 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: SunkenCiv

They did do one tour without Malcolm—the 1988 tour for the “Blow Up Your Video” album.


70 posted on 04/15/2014 2:42:29 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: safeasthebanks
As far as I am concerned... one band single-handedly defines Rock and Roll. That band is...

We salute you...

FIRE!!!

71 posted on 04/15/2014 3:20:32 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Orangedog
But these old geezers who milk this gig well into their 60’s and 70’s like the rolling stones, putting out a crap record every two years as an excuse to go out on tour to milk their aging fan base.

What's even creepier is hearing them on the elevator music station.

72 posted on 04/15/2014 3:29:23 PM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD; ItsOurTimeNow; PresbyRev; Fraulein; StoneColdGOP; Clemenza; m18436572; ...

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Freep mail me to be added or dropped. See my home page for details and previous articles.  

73 posted on 04/15/2014 4:08:52 PM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Very sad, but we still have “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap,” and all the other great stuff they recorded.


74 posted on 04/15/2014 4:12:03 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (Make sure she doesn’t get ahold of the gom jabbar.)
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To: SunkenCiv

DSOTM?


75 posted on 04/15/2014 4:19:50 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (Make sure she doesn’t get ahold of the gom jabbar.)
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To: plain talk

Not to be a smartass, but in all honesty, there are a couple things at work IMO. First is how many of us ever hit the top of our respective professions? I mean the TOP?

Now consider how many of the one or two possibly that have could sustain that level for decades? One? the other? Neither?

THEN add in the nebulousness of being creative pitted against the changing tastes of the audience. If you take 1000 fans of a band at 16, 800 will be into totally different music at 30...while the new kids may not like your thing at all.

IMO, it’s a miracle a band like AC/DC (who I love)can get any real longevity at all. Any band really in ‘popular music’ since that definition varies lately by the literal week thanks to Beatport and the like.

TLDR version...IT’s HARRRRRDDD!!!


76 posted on 04/15/2014 4:22:04 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Silentgypsy

Dark Side of the Moon


77 posted on 04/15/2014 4:22:43 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Even if that were so, it would be an impressive show of devotion.


78 posted on 04/15/2014 4:25:11 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Thank you.


79 posted on 04/15/2014 4:38:08 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (Make sure she doesn’t get ahold of the gom jabbar.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

What you state is so true for the music industry for some strange reason and for reasons you state. However it is not true in the business world where I belong. I have been at this for decades and working harder and smarter than I ever did. Same with most older people I work with. I’m at my peak and getting close to retirement.


80 posted on 04/15/2014 5:14:04 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk

I should have been clearer in my statement. And again, I am not trying to be a smartass or ‘target or mock you personally...

You may well be at your peak. What I meant was are you the best of the best at what you do? Are you in the top 100?

The top bands HAVE to be or they are gone quickly. Even among that top 100, most are on top a year or three, then gone. MAYBE the top to have a decade or two. MAYBE the top 5 have legend status and can claim hits in 3-4 decades.

To pull that off is miraculous considering the environment it happens in. Whereas a software engineer has a more solid’ platform to work with (a couple Operating systems with highly defined needs) or a Doctor who does apendectamies (or any as much as it can be...’routine’ surgery), a band has nothing but chaos and uncertainty from day 1. there is no solid foundation to music. tastes, trends, tech, equipment all change rapidly.

I know what I want to say but can’t seem to articulate it. But hopefully it will make some sense ;)


81 posted on 04/15/2014 5:27:22 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart

As an amateur musician I get what you’re saying and agree 1000%! My comments were more directed towards some earlier comments about the stones still playing concerts when they are over the hill etc. I could really get on a soapbox about music as a business as I have been partially involved and thinking about this all my life since the Beatles came out.

It’s like pro baseball. Very very few people really make it. Many think they have sort of made it because they play shows and have a few albums. An incredible number of working bands get basically minimum wage. There is no money in playing music and one has to be willing to travel and live on the road all year to get that

In recent years it has gotten worse as some venues want bands to almost play for free since there are so many bands out there. Supply overwhelms demand. Supply has risen dramatically since people can self-produce. In this “look at me” world everyone thinks they are a star and want to get on a stage. this makes people think they are somebody when in fact they are just another mediocre band. not that much creativity that I can find. I see very little that was not already done in the 70s and 80s. Just recycled cross-pollination of music forms. Too much inbreeding and thus most current alternative bands all sound alike.


82 posted on 04/15/2014 6:26:41 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: safeasthebanks

That just reinforces my attitude about them, love the guys, hate the music.


83 posted on 04/16/2014 7:47:14 AM PDT by fatez ("If you're going through Hell, keep going." Winston Churchill)
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