Whether you like them or not, few band’s have experienced the level of success that AC/DC has achieved. AC/DC’s Back In Black has sold over 42 million units worldwide, making it one of the must successful releases in music history. Most bands would be happy if their entire catalog sold this amount.
After the death of Bon Scott, the band soldiered on. No one knew how this release would turn out. This is the band’s first disc featuring singer Brian Johnson. With Mutt Lange at the helm as producer, the band crafted their most popular release ever.
From the opening bells of Hells Bells, you know this is going to be a classic record. It is rare for me to listen to a whole CD all the way through, and not have a song or two that I don’t like. This is not the the case with Back in Black.
I love all of the songs on this disc, by my absolute favorites are Shoot To Thrill, Back In Black, You Shook Me All Night Long, Have A Drink on Me, and Shake a Leg.
This is a disc that stands up well, and does not sound dated in 2007. I can’t think of one thing I would change on this record.
It is a hard rock/metal landmark release that no collection should be without. If you don’t own this, what are you waiting for. 42 Million people can’t be wrong!
Rating: Out of 10
1. Hells Bells
2. Shoot To Thrill
3. What Do You Do For Money Honey
4. Givin The Dog A Bone
5. Let Me Put My Love Into You
6. Back In Black
7. You Shook Me All Night Long
8. Have A Drink On Me
9. Shake A Leg
10. Rock And Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution
The creator of the coffee-based energy drink says it’s named after his own girlfriend — Jovita — and not the 45-year-old rocker.
Bon Jovi’s lawyer has written the man a letter objecting to the phrases “itsmijovi” and “itsmilife” — words that appear in the company’s marketing materials and on the can. He notes that 1 of Bon Jovi’s most popular songs is entitled `It’s My Life.'”
The drink maker he’s willing to stop using “itsmilife” on cans, but says he’s keeping the name Mijovi.
Comment: Hopefully this energy drink doesn’t suck as much as Lost Highway.
After the success of Atreyugame.com, the band has now posted “Becoming the Bull” on their Myspace. “Becoming The Bull” is the first single off the new album, Lead Sails Paper Anchor which hits stores on August 28th. The band kicked off the Family Values tour in St. Louis July 20th. For more information on the Family Values tour and to check out “Becoming The Bull” go to www.myspace.com/atreyurock