AC/DC have been very active on social media to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their legendary 1979 album 'Highway to Hell'. They have just shared a photo of the original album art that was rejected by Atlantic Records.
Previously, the band shared rare concert footage from the LP's tour, such as 'The Jack' and 'Whole Lotta Rosie'.
- Watch AC/DC's 1979 performance of 'Whole Lotta Rosie'
- AC/DC releases rare 'The Jack' live performance
The band shared the 'Highway to Hell' original artwork saying that it was "shot down in flames' by the American record company", referencing the first song on Side two of the original LP.
The artwork uses the same image of the band members but featured a fiery texture with a bass guitar neck resembling a 'highway road'.
However, some of you who travel to our neighbouring country may have already seen this album artwork as the Australian label approved it, releasing the LP in its' original artwork.
'Highway to Hell' was the last LP recorded with Bon Scott as their lead vocalist. He was found dead from acute alcohol poisoning in the backseat of a friend's car on 19th Feb, 1980. He was replaced with Brian Johnson who recorded the chart-topping record, 'Back in Black'.