AC/DC posts new logo, rare video celebrating 40th anniversary of the "Highway to Hell" album
Written by Classic Rock 93.9 on July 17, 2019
AC/DC has taken to its social media pages to mark the impending 40th anniversary of its classic album Highway to Hell, which was released July 27, 1979, and was the last studio effort to feature late lead singer Bon Scott.
On Tuesday, the Australian hard-rock legends posted a brief video on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages featuring a logo incorporating the Highway to Hell cover photo and the dates 1979-2019, along with a snippet of the album’s title track.
The post also included the message, “Celebrate with us all month long! #H2H40.” The logo also is also the new cover photo for the group’s socials.
Then today, AC/DC posted on its YouTube channel the first of a planned series of rare videos from the group’s 2007 Plug Me In DVD box set. The first clip features a performance of “Highway to Hell” from a July 13, 1979, appearance on the Dutch TV show Countdown.
The Highway to Hell posts mark the band’s first social media activity since the November 2017 announcement that founding guitarist Malcolm Young had died after a long battle with dementia.
It’s not known if AC/DC is planning any special releases to mark the album’s anniversary, or if any other announcement may be forthcoming about the band’s future plans.
Rumors about the group possibly preparing a new recording project have been circulating since August 2018, when photos were posted online showing longtime singer Brian Johnson and drummer Phil Rudd at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, Canada, where the group had recorded its last three studio albums.
Another report claimed that a new AC/DC album was being put together using unfinished archival recordings that featured Malcolm. However, nothing has been confirmed by the band.
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