Brian Johnson

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    April 16, 2014

    A Salute To AC/DC

    Angus Young looks like a possessed school boy as fire literally explodes from his fingertips each time they dance across the fretboard of his signature Gibson SG. His older brother, Malcolm, has been providing fuel to his fire for more than four decades. And together they've created some of heavy me ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013

    How Daniel Lumpkin and Steve Townley Became Tribute Band Megafans

    The Dallas/Fort Worth music scene has an unusually strong subculture of tribute bands with an even more unorthodox subculture: dedicated tribute band fans. The bands themselves aren't just background noise for private parties or corporate events or openers for bigger acts to keep the crowds entert ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013

    At Night on New Order, and Why Music Sounds Better at Night

    We caught up with the relatively new At Night, who opened for George Quartz a few weeks ago, and asked about their musical firsts. Who inspired you to pick up a musical instrument? Was it a parent, sibling or band? Jack Gallegos (vocals/guitar): For myself, I would have to say music was deeply em ... More >>

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    November 9, 2011

    The Top Ten All Time Best Replacement Lead Singers in Rock and Roll

    The Misfits' Michale Graves​Nothing pisses rock fans off worse than the lead singer of their favorite band being replaced. This happens across genres, but it's most common within hard rock -- pop, country and R&B vocalists' departures are usually a precursor to their solo efforts; very rarely ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011

    Ten Musicians' Ghosts That Still Stalk The Earth (And How To Dress Up As Them For Halloween)

    ​Now that the calendar has official turned to September and the back-to-school fervor is over, we've come upon that special time once again when big-box retailers to start rolling out their Halloween merchandise. Since we here at DC9 love Halloween, we think it's never too early to begin planning ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    The AAC Classes Up Their Stadium Food for the Weekend's NBA All-Star Game Festivities

    Photos by Spike JohnsonThe AAC's mighty Victory Knot with a sauce trifecta: beer cheese, chipotle mustard and vanilla cream. Oh, and a $20 price tag.​The weekend's big event may be out in Arlington, but the American Airlines Center's still hosting the rookie challenge and the slam dunk contest ton ... More >>

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    November 3, 2009

    Last Night: AC/DC at American Airlines Center

    ​AC/DCAmerican Airlines CenterNovember 2, 2009 Better than: sleepwalking through another night of the World Series snoozefest... AC/DC didn't rip a page from the Rolling Stones playbook last night and dig deep into its early catalog. Rather, with few exceptions, the band played it by the number ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009
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    January 24, 2009

    Last Night: AC/DC at American Airlines Center

    AC/DC, The AnswerAmerican Airlines CenterJanuary 23, 2009 Better than: Watching Spinal Tap for the hundredth time while smoking crack in a trailer park in Balch Springs.   In front of a sold out crowd at the American Airlines Center, legendary hard rock icons AC/DC delivered nearly ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    Opening Band Blues: Q&A With Cormac Neeson of The Answer

    Tonight at the American Airlines Center, before Aussie rock legends AC/DC will be bringing back a lot of high school memories by banging out classic hard rock warhorses such as "You Shook Me All Night Long" and "Hell's Bells", the crowds will be warmed up by Ireland's The Answer, a Led Zeppelin-insp ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009
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    December 19, 2008

    The Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scen ... More >>

  • Music

    October 30, 2008


    Black Ice (Columbia)

  • News

    May 3, 2007

    Hole in None

    Byron Nelson's departure doesn't leave his tournament empty

  • Music

    March 9, 2000

    Out There

    AC/DC , Steely Dan

  • Music

    April 3, 1997

    Centro-matic for the people

    Will Johnson's new adventures in lo-fi

  • Music

    April 4, 1996

    Big balls

    For those about to rock, we salute AC/DC