AC/DC is the prototypical hard rock band. They rose to fame in the late 70s behind Bon Scott’s rowdy behavior and Angus Young’s guitar gymnastics and electric stage presence. After Scott died, gravel-voiced Brian Johnson stepped in and the band only released the second-best selling album of all time with “Back in Black” and rose to even greater fame. And Angus Young remains the world’s oldest schoolboy.
Rage Against The Machine formed in 1991 and in short order gained popularity with their politically charged songs. Everywhere they went they drew controversy as they attempted to make fans aware of their political causes. Rage broke up in 2000 when singer Zack de la Rocha left the band. The other members formed Audioslave with Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell.