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AC/DC Trivia Questions and Answers

AC/DC trivia quiz questions about the rock band AC/DC.

 

AC/DC Trivia Questions and Answers

What is AC/DC?
A: An Australian hard rock band.

When was AC/DC formed?
A: In November 1973.

Who formed AC/DC?
A: Brothers Malcolm and Angus Young.

Commonly referred to as a hard rock or blues rock band, they are also considered pioneers of what?
A: Heavy metal and are sometimes classified as such.

The band has always dubbed their music as simply what?
A: Rock and roll.

To date they are one of the best-selling bands of all time, with a total of  how many albums sold worldwide?
A: More than 200 million.

AC/DC underwent several line-up changes before releasing their first what?
A: Album, High Voltage, on 17 February 1975.

 

Malcolm and Angus were the only "what" left in the band?
A: Original members.

Membership stabilized until Mark Evans was replaced by whom in 1977 for the album Powerage?
A: Cliff Williams.

Within months of recording the album Highway to Hell, what happened?
A: Lead singer and co-songwriter Bon Scott died.

On what date did Bon Scott die?
A:  19 February 1980 after a night of heavy alcohol consumption.

The group considered disbanding, but decided to continue and set about finding what?
A: A new vocalist.

Who was auditioned and selected to replace Scott?
A: Ex-Geordie singer Brian Johnson .

Later that year, the band released the new album, Back in Black, which became their what?
A: All time best-seller, selling over 10,000 copies a day in its first week.

 

The band's next album, For Those About to Rock We Salute You, was their first album to reach what?
A: Number one in the United States.

AC/DC declined in popularity soon after what drummer was fired in 1983?
A: Phil Rudd.

Phil was replaced by whom?
A: Simon Wright.

AC/DC had a resurgence in the early 90s with the release of what?
A: The Razors Edge.

Phil Rudd returned in 1994, after who was asked to leave?
A: Chris Slade.

Phil contributed to the band's 1995 album called what?
A: Ballbreaker.

Since then, the band's line-up remained the same until whose retirement in 2014?
A: Malcolm Young's.

 

 Stiff Upper Lip was released in what year?
A: 2000.

The band's studio album, Black Ice, was released on what date?
A: October 20th,  2008.

Black Ice was the second-highest-selling album of what?
A: That year.

It was their biggest hit on the charts since what?
A: For Those About to Rock.

Black Ice eventually reached what on all charts worldwide?
A: No.1

Back in Black has sold an estimated how many units worldwide?
A: 50 million.

AC/DC ranked where on VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock"?
A: Fourth .

 

AC/DC was named the seventh "Greatest Heavy Metal Band of All Time" by who?
A: MTV.

In 2004, AC/DC ranked where on the Rolling Stone list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time"?
A: No.72.

In 2010, AC/DC was ranked number what  in the VH1 list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time"?
A:23.