Steve Morse reinvigorated Deep Purple after Ritchie Blackmore left in the 1990s. And Morse plays as the album’s title implies, with total abandon.
Paul Weller, still one of rock’s best interview subjects, gave a great interview to XFM Manchester’s Clint Boon last week.
On July 13 1976, AC/DC made their first ever U.K. television appearance, filming at the Wimbledon Theatre for inclusion in Marc Bolan’s “Rollin’ Bolan” television spectacular. Their name and reputation were spreading, but first timers remained perplexed by the prospect of the band.
AC/DC were hits in Australia, but the band’s name meant nothing anywhere else in the world. By 1976, it was time for them to broaden their horizons, starting with the U.K.
AC/DC was formed by the brothers Malcolm and Angus Young in 1973. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1953 and 1959, respectively, but relocating to Sydney, Australia, in the early 1960s, they were the younger siblings of George Young, one half of the Vanda-Young production team that sprung, in turn, from the wreckage of The Easybeats, probably the most successful Australian rock band ever at that point.