Hells Bells" is the first track of Australian hard rock band AC/DC's first album without Bon Scott, . It is the first song on Back in Black Brian Johnson's debut album for the band.
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.
The bell used by the band was a 2000-pound cast bronze bell made by John Taylor Bellfounders in Loughborough.
[ The bell used in the song is pitched to the note 'A.' ] citation needed [ The song also appears on ] citation needed , AC/DC's 1986 soundtrack to the Who Made Who Stephen King movie , and on both versions of 1992's Maximum Overdrive . AC/DC Live
In 2010, the band
Gregorian covered "Hells Bells" and it is included in their album . Dark Side of the Chant
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The song was used as the
entrance music for former Major League Baseball (MLB) player Trevor Hoffman at home games from 1998–2010, thrilling the crowd as he emerged. [3 ] The [4 ] San Diego Padres' usage of "Hells Bells" for Hoffman was a forerunner in the heavy metal theme songs for closers used throughout MLB stadiums. [5 ] [6 ] and ESPN.com wrote that the song should be honored by the San Jose Mercury News National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. [7 ] At Hoffman's [8 ] number retirement ceremony, Brian Johnson paid tribute in a video to Hoffman for "rocking the mound". [9 ] [10 ]
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^ musicline.de / PhonoNet GmbH. "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche".
^ "AC/DC Billboard Singles". AllMusic. Archived from the original on March 4, 2011 . Retrieved March 4, 2011.
^ Center, Bill. Story of Hells Bells Anthem, etc. U-T San Diego, September 26, 2006.
^ Capozzi, Joe (January 11, 2001). "Hell’s Bells — Trevor Hoffman, who started his career with Florida Marlins, bound for Hall after retirement". . Archived from The Palm Beach Post the original on January 26, 2011 . Retrieved January 28, 2011. "I’ll never forget games I’ve covered at Petco Park when Hoffman trotted in from the bullpen to pitch the ninth inning to the ear-shattering sounds of AC/DC’s Hell’s Bells — perhaps some of the loudest, most electrifying crowd noise I’ve ever heard."
^ Tarantino, Anthony (April 19, 2004). "For whom the bell tolls: Who'd have thought 'Trevor Time' would start a majorswide trend?". . Archived from U-T San Diego the original on January 28, 2011 . Retrieved January 28, 2011. "Since using the idea, the Padres have become a forerunner in the closer-theme explosion."
^ Engber, Daniel (April 14, 2006). "Hear My Song, Fear My Fastball". . Archived from Slate the original on January 26, 2011 . Retrieved January 28, 2011. "The closer songs of the early '90s tended to mix a cranky bravado with the threat of mental instability—don't mess with me, I'm so mean and crazy."
^ Peterson, Gary (March 20, 2011). "Baseball Hall of Fame should honor AC/DC". . p. C-2. Archived from San Jose Mercury News the original on March 20, 2011.
^ Daly, Kaitee (July 28, 2010). "John Fogerty's 'Centerfield' sparks a list". ESPN. Archived from the original on March 20, 2011.
^ Hayes, Dan (August 21, 2011). "PADRES NOTES: Hoffman ceremony filled with surprises". . Archived from North County Times the original on August 22, 2011.
^ Sullivan, Tim (August 21, 2011). "Grand gesture is prime Trevor Time for good reason". . Archived from U-T San Diego the original on August 22, 2011.