"Run To You" by Bryan Adams was written for Blue Oyster Cult, and the guitar part is modeled after "Don't Fear The Reaper." BOC turned it down, so Adams recorded it for his album Reckless.
Jimi Hendrix opened for The Monkees on their 1967 tour, and it did not go well. The young, mostly female crowd shouted "Davy" when Hendrix sang the word "Lady" in "Foxy Lady" in honor of who they came to see: Monkees lead singer Davy Jones.
"After Midnight" was written by the Oklahoma guitarist J.J. Cale, who was dirt poor until Eric Clapton recorded his song and turned it into a hit.
Pete Townshend wrote the lyrics for "My Generation" during a train ride from London to Southampton on his 20th birthday.
Joni Mitchell wrote "Woodstock" - the most popular song about the festival - but didn't attend the event because she was booked on The Dick Cavett Show.
Madonna's "Justify My Love" was co-written by Lenny Kravitz.
Wes Edwards takes us behind the scenes of videos he shot for Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley and Chase Bryant. The train was real - the airplane was not.
Smith breaks down some of his worship tracks as well as his mainstream hits, including "I Will Be Here For You" and "A Place In This World."
From the lake in "Roundabout" to Sister Bluebird in "Starship Trooper," Jon Anderson talks about how nature and spirituality play into his lyrics for Yes.
The drummer for Anthrax is also a key songwriter. He explains how the group puts their songs together and tells the stories behind some of their classics.
With the rise of Kindie rock, more musicians are embracing their inner child with tunes for tots - here, we look at pop stars who recorded kids' albums.
The lead singer on "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Then He Kissed Me," La La explains how and why Phil Spector replaced The Crystals with Darlene Love on "He's A Rebel."
It was only after this album that my faith in ACDC came back.
Awful albums after Back In Black and For Those About To Rock, every one of them, one worst than the other.
THUNDERSTRUCK is the BEST song ACDC has done ever after.
P.S. I'm not in any relation to the other robert from chicago...I love Brian Johnson in this song. KICK-ASS, ANGUS!!!
Texas got rid of the electric chair, Nebraska is the only state to still only have that as an option for death. yout confusing with ride the lightning by metallica.
It sort of saddens me when people are talking about how great AC/DC is yet they have only heard 1 or 2 songs (im not talking about any of you guys) They have no idea about other great AC/DC songs that just dont get played as much like Its A Long Way To The Top or Jailbreak.
In all This deserves a spot as one of the greatest songs ever.
it is simple i can play 41 acdc songs
rock on man!
I don't know about how he recorded it in the studio, but the video on Family Jewels is overdubbed, and live he plays 2 handed. Personally, I find it easiest to pick the open note and hammer on the fretted notes. Angus rules!
Ive read on guitar 1 magizine that while in the studio he took off all the strings except the B string, and played the thunderstruck with one hand. yes i do believe it is possible to get a clear note with one hand, you just have to take off all the strings as Angus Young did.
Go White Sox.
He says that in the studio he did indeed mute the other strings with something so only the B would sound, and picked each note, no hammer ons and pull offs. However, live he prefers to do it one handed so he can cut up with the audience. God's honest truth folks.
family jewels is 2 dvd's of PROMO videos so all he songs there were not played at that point in time but were ated over
angus does not ALWAYS play this one handed
i have seen videos of him playin it one handed though
also he plays alot of things one handed
eg. watch the dirty deeds video on the live at donington dvd and when he has his solo he plays one handed and raisess his right hand
this is a great song
he also has played parts of "who made who" one handed
im a guitarist my self and i no how to play thunderstruck
it is the hardest song i no how to play and i can play stairway to heaven
how he does it for 2 and a 1/2 minutes i have no idea
He plays the intro with one hand. The bottom note is the open B string, and he alternates between two frets, continuously hammering-on (hitting the string hard with his finger) and pulling off (rolling your finger off the string slightly while releasing the fret) to keep the string vibrating.
One day during Computer class for 7th grade(I'm 13 in 8th right now) I was listening to music when I say a song titled Thunderstruck, I decided to listen to it. It was the best song I have ever heard. After that I searched up AC/DC and learned all about them. My first AC/DC Album was Highway to Hell, then Back in black, Fly on the wall, Blow up your video and Razor's edge. AC/DC has inspired my in so many different ways and I really think they should be recognized for that. They are truly a one of a kind band.