It was a “Highway To Hell” in Australia to honor the late great Bon Scott.
On Sunday, March 1st Perth’s Canning Highway was closed off for a 10km stretch for the 40th anniversary since former AC/DC frontman Bon Scott was laid to rest. During the “Highway To Hell” in Australia over 100,000 people came out for what was dubbed the world’s longest music festival stage. Only eight trucks were allowed to go down the highway, with each of them carrying a band that had eight different bands singing and playing their tributes to the late Bon Scott.
Bands included in the event: a Finnish bluegrass band called Steve ‘N’ Seagulls, a rock trio from Japan called Shonen Knife, local Australian bands Amyl And The Sniffers, The Pigram Brothers, The Western Australia Police Pipe Band, and the Perth Symphony Orchestra.
Scott originally joined AC/DC by invitation from Angus and Malcolm Young in 1974. He went on to sing on the first six AC/DC albums which include the very popular ‘High Voltage’, ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’, ‘Let There Be Rock’, ‘Highway To Hell.
Dee Snider recently set up a petition to get AC/DC to play next year’s Super Bowl Half Time Show and has let the cat out of the bag that AC/DC have recently reunited with singer Brian Johnson and drummer Phil Rudd to record a new album, which will see the band going back out on tour again later this year.