"Hells Bells" is the first track of Australian hard rock band AC/DC's first album without Bon Scott, Back in Black. The song represents the first song on Brian Johnson's debut album for the band. "Hells Bells" is the second single from Back in Black, released in the fall of 1980.
The song begins with the slow tolling of a bell, followed by an intro played by Angus Young, with Malcolm Young then joining to create the classic Back in Black double-guitar sound, followed by Phil Rudd on drums and Cliff Williams on bass, creating a wall of sound.
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Tarantino, Anthony (19 April 2004). "For whom the bell tolls". U-T San Diego. Archived from the original on 28 January 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2011. "Since using the idea, the Padres have become a forerunner in the closer-theme explosion."