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Net worth 2018
$1 Billion
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Industry
Manufacturing
Residence
Beijing, China
Australia
Country
China
Education
Bachelor of Arts / Science, South China University of Technology
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TIMELINE
2017

" Malcolm died on 18 November 2017 at the age of 64

2016

Following the band's final show with Williams on 21 September 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania it was announced that Axl Rose would be joining the band full-time and that he and Angus would continue AC/DC with different musicians

2015

On 9 July 2015 Rudd was denied a discharge without conviction and sentenced to eight months' home detention

2014

On 6 November 2014 Rudd was charged with attempting to procure a murder, threatening to kill, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of cannabis, following a police raid on his home

2012

However, in November 2012, the entire catalogue (excluding the TNT album and the Australian versions of the High Voltage, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap and Let There Be Rock albums) became available on the iTunes Store

2011

" At the band's Live at River Plate DVD premiere on 6 May 2011 at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, England, Angus said that there were plans for the group to release a new studio album "within the next couple of years", which the tour would support

2010

One month later, the band headlined Download Festival at Donington Park, and closed the Black Ice World Tour in Bilbao, Spain on 28 June 2010, after 20 months in which AC/DC went to 108 cities in over 28 countries, with an estimated audience of over five million people

2009

In 2009 the Recording Industry Association of America upgraded the group's US sales figures from 69 million to 71 million, making AC/DC the fifth-best-selling band in US history and the tenth-best-selling artist, selling more albums than Madonna and Mariah Carey

2008

In October 2008, MTV, Walmart, and Columbia created "AC/DC Rock Band Stores" in New York City, at Times Square, and in Los Angeles

2007

The RIAA also certified Back in Black as double Diamond (20 million) in US sales, and by 2007 the album had sold 22 million copies, which made it the fifth-best-selling album of all-time in the US

2005

The band came second in a list of Australia's highest-earning entertainers for 2005, and sixth for 2006, despite having neither toured since 2003 nor released an album since 2000

2004

On 1 October 2004, a central Melbourne thoroughfare, Corporation Lane, was renamed ACDC Lane in honour of the band

2003

In May 2003, the Young brothers accepted a Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Service to Australian Music at the 2003 Music Winners Awards, during which Malcolm paid special tribute to Bon Scott, who was also a recipient of the award

2002

In 2002, AC/DC signed a long-term, multi-album deal with Sony Music, who went on to release a series of remastered albums as part of their AC/DC remasters series

2000

On 22 March 2000, the municipality of Leganés (near Madrid) named a street in honour of the band as "Calle de AC/DC" ("AC/DC Street")

1996

The Australian release included a bonus disc with three promotional videos and several live performances recorded in Madrid, Spain in 1996

1994

In 1994, Angus and Malcolm invited Rudd to several jam sessions

1992

Several shows on the Razors Edge tour were recorded for the 1992 live album, titled Live

1991

1 on album charts in 29 countries and also was Columbia Records' biggest debut album (since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales data for Billboard in March 1991)

1990

Live was produced by Fairbairn, and is considered one of the best live albums of the 1990s

1988

The Blow Up Your Video World Tour began in February 1988, in Perth, Australia

1986

In 1986, the group returned to the charts with the made-for-radio "Who Made Who"

1985

Fly on the Wall, produced by the Young brothers in 1985, was also regarded as uninspired and directionless

1984

AC/DC were voted the eighth-biggest disappointment of the year in the 1984 Kerrang! readers' poll

1983

Rudd was replaced by Simon Wright in the summer of 1983 after the band held over 700 auditions in the US and UK

1981

The follow-up album, 1981's For Those About to Rock We Salute You, also sold well and was positively received by critics

1980

Recorded at the Ocean Way Studios in Los Angeles by the reunited 1980–83 line-up and produced by Rick Rubin, Ballbreaker was released in 1995

1979

Let There Be Rock: The Movie was a double album recorded in 1979 at the Pavillon de Paris and was the soundtrack of a motion picture, AC/DC: Let There Be Rock

1978

The 1978 release of Powerage marked the debut of bassist Cliff Williams, and with its harder riffs, followed the blueprint set by Let There Be Rock

1977

" During the acceptance speech, Brian Johnson quoted their 1977 song "Let There Be Rock"

1976

They toured extensively throughout Europe, then returned to tour Australia in late 1976 to rebuild their finances and record the Let There Be Rock album

1975

For a more comprehensive list of members that were part of the band before 1975, see List of AC/DC band members

1974

Between 1974 and 1977, aided by regular appearances on Molly Meldrum's Countdown, the ABC's nationally broadcast pop-music television show, AC/DC became one of the most popular and successful acts in Australia

1973

Gene Pierson booked the band to play at Bondi Lifesaver on New Year's Eve, 1973

1970

AC/DC were a somewhat formative influence on new wave of British heavy metal bands who emerged in the late 1970s, such as Saxon and Iron Maiden, in part as a reaction to the decline of traditional early 1970s hard rock bands

1967

In 1967, Alexander formed and played bass in the London-based band Grapefruit—initially called "The Grapefruit"—with three former members of Tony Rivers and the Castaways, John Perry, Geoff Swettenham, and Pete Swettenham

1966

In 1966, they became the first local rock act to have an international hit, with the song "Friday on My Mind"

1963

15 members of the Young family left Scotland by aeroplane in late June 1963

1960

He became a member of the Easybeats, one of Australia's most successful bands of the 1960s