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Odd Couples: Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” vs. AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell”

Odd Couples: Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” vs. AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell”

These two songs have you coming, and going. But which one’s better?

The Friday Morning Listen: AC/DC – If You Want Blood You’ve Got It (1978)

The Friday Morning Listen: AC/DC – If You Want Blood You’ve Got It (1978)

What with the rumors flying earlier this week about the health of AC/DC’s Malcolm Young, I was pretty sure I’d be writing an obit/appreciation piece by now.

On Second Thought: AC/DC – High Voltage (1976)

On Second Thought: AC/DC – High Voltage (1976)

Composed of material clipped from AC/DC’s first two albums, TNT and High Voltage — which were only distributed in the band’s home base of Australia — this collection, also called “High Voltage” signaled their introduction to a worldwide audience.

The Friday Morning Listen: Emerson Lake and Palmer – Tarkus (1971)

The Friday Morning Listen: Emerson Lake and Palmer – Tarkus (1971)

So I’m sitting in our old dining room, flipping through stacks of albums…and I come upon Tarkus. “No, that’s a keeper” I say and the LP goes into the crate.

‘There’s a lot of rocking still in us’: Kiss kicks off 40th year with series of dates in Australia

‘There’s a lot of rocking still in us’: Kiss kicks off 40th year with series of dates in Australia

Kiss’ return to Australia in the first concerts of their 40th year together had Gene Simmons reminiscing about a long-ago tour with local legends AC/DC, featuring original frontman Bon Scott before his death in 1980.

New Music Monday: AC/DC, Asia, Michael Jackson, Neil Young, Porcupine Tree, Tenacious D

New Music Monday: AC/DC, Asia, Michael Jackson, Neil Young, Porcupine Tree, Tenacious D

Give thanks for the new stuff: There are just-released albums by the likes of DouBt, Keith Emerson, King Diamond and Tenacious D to dig into, long before the turkey, dressing and such are close to ready.

Guilty pleasures: Jackyl – Jackyl (1992)

When Jackyl’s self-titled debut came out, I absolutely hated it. I was in the waning days of my “more notes=better music” listening phase.

WHO ARE THESE GUYS?: When opening acts simply don't work out

There are moments when it all comes together on one concert bill, when the opening act works seamlessly to get the crowd ready for the headliner. Then, there are the other times. These times.

Movies: AC/DC – Live at River Plate (2011)

Of the two recently released AC/DC DVDs, Live at River Plate is by far the least interesting to me. I’m much more intrigued by the long-awaited DVD/Blu-Ray release of Let There Be Rock, featuring original singer Bon Scott. But this is the one Sony has presented me with, so here we go.