Author: Johan

Johan Kreku is the founder of swedish AC/DC fanclub Acdcmachine and Overdose. The non-profit organisation Acdcmachine stands behind the making of Overdose which is an old sence fanzine, driven by unpaid enthuisiasts.

“G’day,” bellows the Australian born and bred, Doug Thorncroft, who apologizes right up front about his hectic schedule that has him, “flat out like a lizard drinking.” However busy he may be, this 51 year old Aussie has no problem finding time to discuss one of his true passions…AC/DC. To be even more precise, their […]

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Before AC/DC there were the rock stars of Australia – Stevie Wright, Billy Thorpe, John Paul Young, Lobby Loyde, Harry Vanda, and last but not least George Young. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, the prominent sounds of the Australian music scene that dominated the airwaves were those of George Young. The John Lennon and Paul […]

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In autumn 1992 I interviewed Malcolm Young for a now long extinct music magazine called Metal CD. AC/DC were always a formidable live act, but studio-wise they’d been in the doldrums for most of the 1980s (Fly On The Wall, anyone?). Then came 1990’s platinum ‘comeback’ album, The Razors Edge. AC/DC were on the upswing […]

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Over the years there has been many a rumour about AC/DC, they’ve been accused of everything from devil worshipping to inciting Bedlam in Belgium, but there are two rumours in particular that refuse to go away within the AC/DC fan community, despite never having been addressed by the band. The first one being the infamous […]

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Following the disaster that was my Trans-Atlantic trip to see AC/DC, my faith in humanity was restored when the band hit the stage at Castle Donington on 17th August 1991. Most supporters of the band have had the pleasure of seeing the show on video or DVD but, although the recording is a masterpiece, I […]

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In the summer of 1978 a then relatively new band called Yesterday & Today, who had just released their second album “Struck down”, got the chance to open three shows for AC/DC in Texas. Y&T´s singer Dave Meniketti recalls those crazy shows and also the European tour they later did with them in 1982. They […]

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AC/DC had spent the last two years playing seemingly every club and bar across Australia, winning new friends everywhere they went. By late 1975, with few fans left to recruit back home in Oz, the band and their management team’s thoughts turned towards breaking into the UK and Europe, the next step in their march […]

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Paul Drane was producer and director for Australia´s immensely popular tv-show Countdown, a show aired on Sundays and was like an early version of MTV. Back in 1976 Paul got to direct the video for AC/DC´s ”It´s a long way to the top (If you wanna rock and roll)” and ”Jailbreak”. Here he tells the […]

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