The team behind Coachella surrendered to the inevitable this week and canceled the edition of the festival. It was originally booked for early April, weeks after the COVID lockdown began, and they initially pushed it back to October in the hopes that the world would return to normal by then. As the months ticked by, however, they realized that was an overly optimistic projection and they pulled the plug until next year. Throughout most of its history, the bookers have tried to line up a single heritage act each year to headline one of the nights. Dre and Snoop Dogg. Axl Rose helped them finish out the tour, but by the time it was over bassist Cliff Williams announced that he was retiring as well.
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Will finally get around to post a video which you will see some neat facts and should be posted tomorrow when I have time. Very few songs in the Bon Scott era are in Standard Tuning. Several are close but just a bit off.
In a band of young brothers who lived to play music, he was older — though not necessarily wiser — and definitely partied harder. For me, and many like me, he was the rocker older brother I never had. He was 33 years old, and Highway had just hit the U. Top I recall wanting to be like him while moving my record speakers out of my car trunk and into my dorm room. Songs like Shot Down In Flames and A Touch Too Much playing in the one iPod earbud dangling from my left ear encouraged me to get out of my shell and try to enjoy myself, even if it meant rejection or overwhelming discomfort. In fact, that record theatricalized those two concepts and made them just another comical, hilarious part of growing up. To this day, Highway To Hell has a way of following me through life. I fondly recall lying on the bare floor of a Portland apartment after I moved to the Pacific Northwest nearly a decade later, furiously making out with a longtime crush. Mid-makeout, she got up, walked over to her stereo, and put on Night Prowler.
It was the band's fifth studio album released internationally and the sixth to be released in Australia. It was the last album featuring lead singer Bon Scott , who died early the following year on 19 February In , they landed in America and, with virtually no radio support, began to amass a live following.