RIP AC/DC? Let’s Remember Their Contribution to Horror… *Updated*

Maximum OverdriveNews is trickling onto the web today that AC/DC is officially retiring. The rumor is because Malcolm Young sadly suffered a stroke and a blood clot was left in his brain. An official announcement of some kind is forthcoming – when it does happen, it's going to be the end of an era. (*Update* The band will go on but without Malcolm Young.)

AC/DC has always been one of my favorite bands growing up as a kid on the East Coast. And I have Stephen King to thank for my introduction to them. Strange as it may seem, I had never heard one of their songs until Maximum Overdrive in '86 (I was 10, so you can't really blame me being completely unaware of who AC/DC was) and for days after seeing that movie, I couldn't get "Who Made Who" out of my head.

Needless to say, I became a fan. I liked the urgency with which they played ("Thunderstruck" never gets old), the simplicity…their shit was just plain catchy and great to listen to when you were at the bar or on a road trip. Even as the band carried on through 2008 with "Black Ice," I still couldn't help but smile and admire their "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" approach to music. And, to me, AC/DC has always gone hand-in-hand with horror – in spite of Marvel's best attempts to adopt them for the Iron Man brand – thanks to King and Maximum Overdrive.

Let's listen to some AC/DC today, shall we?


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