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Just created a new userbox for AC/DC fan's:

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Use: {{User AC/DC Fan}}

Band Members[edit]

I reverted a good faith that A.C.D.C are now gay for each other really much,..sex bomb., and brought here for discussion. There are a few issues as I see them. The first is that Stevie Young played rhythm guitar in the studio for the upcoming album, that doesn't necessarily make him a band member and his presence is noted in the line-up tables elsewhere. Malcolm is on hiatus due to ill-health but I don't believe he has "left the band." Flat Out let's discuss it 23:39, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

IMO, there has been NO change to AC/DC's lineup, Stevie will be credited for his contributions to the album. Until there's an update to Malcolm's health issues or the band goes out on tour and see what's up then. Mlpearc (open channel) 23:47, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

How about we put in both Malcolm and Stevie in the lineup, with a note noting that Malcolm is on break. When Malcolm gets better, Stevie goes onto the former members list. How does that sound? Future WWE Champion, DrewieStewie (talk) 02:56, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

If you can provide a reliable source that backs that up, please do. Mlpearc (open channel) 03:36, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
The line-up tables covers Stevie's recent contribution off as a studio musician only and I feel this is correct. Last time Mal took a break while on tour in the U.S he wasn't removed from the band's line up and I don't see that this situation is much different. Flat Out let's discuss it 05:32, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Question: How do we do sources on the info box? Future WWE Champion, DrewieStewie (talk) 03:47, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Same as anywhere else but probably not needed if covered in the article body. Flat Out let's discuss it 05:32, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Stevie Young[edit]

On what basis is Stevie Young a 2014 touring member? Flat Out let's discuss it 11:23, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

I agree with you. When somebody put that, I did think of changing it but I couldn't think of what to change it to. I thought of "temporary member" but we don't know if he'll be temporary or permanent. What do you think? Bretonbanquet (talk) 11:49, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
I would say that if they tour with him in 2014 then what is currently there is correct. Until then I don't think it should be there at all. Flat Out let's discuss it 04:45, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
You mean to have him there under the other members with no subsection heading, or to remove him altogether? Bretonbanquet (talk) 18:53, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
I would remove him from this article altogether. His presence on the 88 tour is covered in List of AC/DC band members and was only a few shows as far as I know, but if he embarks on a 2014 tour as a starting member then I see that as significant and that Touring Member, 1988, 2014 - would then be appropriate. Flat Out let's discuss it 01:40, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
But he's on the forthcoming album, so people will inevitably re-add him. We don't know yet whether he'll be credited on it (we all know what AC/DC are like), but he's definitely on it, so he's at least a session musician or a stand-in or something. Bretonbanquet (talk) 22:43, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
That's covered at the List of AC/DC band members :) P.S I'm retired so I'll leave it to your best judgement. Flat Out let's discuss it 00:48, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
True, but to all intents and purposes he's a current member, albeit of lesser status. It's a difficult one. It would help if he band announced exactly what he'll be doing with them in the future, but I guess Malcolm's situation isn't all that clear at the moment. I've tried to clarify it a bit and taken out the "touring member" heading. If anyone has any further comments or suggestions, we'll take it from there. Bretonbanquet (talk) 22:41, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Band is Australian, but only Rudd is native Australian[edit]

I want a section that mentions that the only mainstaying band member in AC/DC that is actually from Australia is Phil Rudd. Bon, Brian, the Youngs and Cliff were all born in the UK. 108.81.33.59 (talk) 06:09, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

A curious reference is what appears on http://music.uk.msn.com/features/the-best-scottish-singers-and-bands#image=7 about "The best Scottish singers and bands". The AC/DC page says: "AC/DC's Wikipedia page might tell you they're from Australia, but Angus and Malcolm Young were born in Scotland, and the band's original singer Bon Scott (RIP) came from Forfar - they had neeps and tatties in their blood.". Well the Wikipedia page does say Angus and Malcolm Young were "Scottish-born Australian guitarist"s and that Bon Scott was a Scottish-born Australian rock musician... So clearly we are acknowledging, contrary to what the article says, their Scottish origins and birthplace. But the way its written in the MSN Music page article, is as if we totally ignore this.. Just anything I guess to get back at Wikipedia werldwayd (talk) 00:24, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
This request needs some perspective. Place of birth is relatively meaningless when you consider where they have lived and now reside. Bon Scott was born in Scotland before immigrating to Australia with his parents and siblings when he was 6 years old. Scott was living in England at the time of his passing. Both Brian Johnson and Cliff Williams were born in England and now live in Florida, USA. Angus and Malcolm Young were born in Scotland before immigrating to Australia with their parents and a sister when they were 8 and 10 years old respectfully. Angus Young now lives in both Gelderland, Netherlands, and New South Wales, Australia. Malcolm Young now lives in England. Phil Rudd was born in Australia and now lives on North Island, New Zealand. What makes even residencies a redundant guide is the fact that AC/DC was formed in Australia where their early creations were successful enough to give them the start toward their global success. Factrules (talk) 02:53, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 18 October 2014 "Further reading: Wall, Mick: Hell Ain´t a Bad Place to be (2012)"[edit]

Gym7913 (talk) 15:34, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. The request you have made is blank. Stickee (talk) 06:15, 19 October 2014 (UTC)