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Cindy wrote at 2006-06-23 12:39:47

Thanks so much for the help. When I was a teen growing up and listening to AC/DC I never thought anything of the name or its meaning. Now that I'm a mom and my children's friends are listening, I began to wonder if the  rumors were true. Thanks for disspelling the truth. It helps to know when they ask.

Mark wrote at 2006-09-29 22:39:19
Highway to Hell was a metaphor about finaly making it in the US. You can find that in any authorized biography.

mgb wrote at 2007-01-16 20:59:19

I just read your answer.

Claiming that AC/DC "never wear satanic or religious symbols" and "don't sing about the devil" is one of the most ridiculous statements I have seen. Just have a look at their favorite themes.

I don't believe AC/DC means "Anti Christ / Devil's Child" or something like that (I have read somewhere that this idea comes from Richard Ramirez, the Satanist serial killer who claimed to be inspired by AC/DC) but that doesn't mean there's nothing with them.

Now, one doesn't need to look far to see that the devil is EVERYWHERE in AC/DC's appearance: the song titles, Angus' devil horns, his behavior on scene which is really the usual description of a possessed man. Bon Scott wears a pentacle on "Highway to Hell", and his lyrics were full of references to the devil: "I got the devil in my blood / Tellin' me what to do (And I'm all ears)" (Rock'n'Roll Singer), "Sell my soul to rock'n'roll" (on a live bootleg), and so on.

You don't understand why people call them satanists, really? ;)

And the story of Bon Scott looks frighteningly like the classic tale of people making a pact with the devil (something he claims in his songs, if you read them!) and getting very successful before the devil comes to take their souls (to the point that the guy who he spent his last night with, known as "Alasdair Kinnear" in police reports, is an enigma.)

Now, they're good musicians, nobody has to deny it. After all, Satan himself is supposed to be a very good musician.

One last thing, not every member of the band needs to have a connection with the devil. Bon Scott certainly had, the Young bros probably, the rest. I have no idea. They do not need to, but they might be aware of what's going on around them.

Just think about all these things. Sorry for the fans (I used to be one myself and still appreciate their music), but one should not bury his head in the sand.


Mike wrote at 2007-07-04 06:36:39
I doubt very seriously that any of the members were satanic. Atheists perhaps, but not Satanists. I answer this as an Atheist myself, though one who is respectful of other peoples religions. Satanic imagery is cool and very much a part of hard rock and metal, paticuliarly in the 80's, same goes for zombies and skulls and the like. Doesn't mean they take it seriously. Nobody outside of the church and perhaps actual Satanic cults that are out there take devil imagery seriously. I mean, he's on cans of tuna after all. The real question is, what are you're church's beliefs? Do they consider Satanic imagery to be equal to actual Satanism? Probably so, but you're free to have your own beliefs as well.

Alpha wrote at 2007-07-21 10:51:31
This is not true. Wouldn't you, for example, if you were to create some satanic organisation or in this case a band, think of an alternative name for the letters ac/dc just in case people raised questions about the song names, interpretations and intentions. So it is clear that this is a satanic band, this can be seen also in the clothes they wear (i.e horns, black clothing). One more thing i would like to mention is that in the lyrics of 'highway to hell' it talks about how by doing all the wrong things you will end up in hell 'Hey Satan, payin' my dues'however it then says 'I'm on my way to the promised land' which is a direct term used in the bible referring to heaven. In essence the main message is do all the wrong things and you will go the hell the promised land which is evidently a satanic message making the statement that hell/evil is good.

DragonSword wrote at 2007-08-11 20:58:32
Read the answer was very helpful also kinda figured why else they would put a LIGHTNING bolt in the middle of the letters and not some other symbol. thanks for the help!

Drew wrote at 2007-09-04 22:07:48
I have been back stage at an AC/DC concert with VIP tickets and personally asked them what their name stands for. AC/DC stands for ANTI CHRIST DEVILS CHILDREN. Any thing you hear about it meaning the voltage because they use electic guitars and all that good stuff is WRONG. It does in fact mean ANTI CHRIST DEVILS CHILDREN. thx


Nicki wrote at 2007-09-10 00:04:11
Below some "Hells Bells" lyrics...

Stop makin excuses. Accept that it's satanic & enjoy, or don't listen to it. Simple...

I'll give you black sensations up and down your spine.

If you're into evil, you're a friend of mine.

See my white light flashing as I split the night,

'Cause if good's on the left, then I'm stickin' to the right!

I won't take no prisoners, won't spare no lives;

Nobody's puttin' up a fight.

I got my fill; I'm gonna take you to hell;

I'm gonna get you - Satan get you...



Hell's Bells, Satan's comin' to you! ...

AC/DC lover91 wrote at 2007-10-12 15:51:41
AC/DC were not satanic the religous groups just lied

except for Bon Scott he was satanic but AC/DC dosn't   stand for anti chrst devils child it stands for alternnate current/ direct current they named it after electrical stuff.the only satin influenced songsare hells bells and highway to hell both sang  by bon scott and hewas satanic thats all you better beleive it

Kaylan wrote at 2007-10-20 22:36:18
It wasnt a sewing machine,it was a vacume cleaner.

stehenallein wrote at 2007-11-29 04:51:43
I don't know how things work down under.

But most homes aren't wired with DC.  Automobiles for instance, run on a 12V DC electrical system.

Most homes in America run on 120 AMP, 60V AC.

I don't know why the words AC/DC would be on any electrical appliance.

justme wrote at 2008-02-02 05:02:09
Just an interesting "after note" to this answer...the writer states that this band does not "reference religion".  I was just at Utube and watched the old video, "Let There Be Rock" where the band is dressed in priestly garb, in a church, and very blatantly using religion as a backdrop to thier song.  They replace the "let there be light" from the beginning of Genesis (in the bible) with their title song.  So, dont say that they dont go there...they have and did.  I dont know what their standing is, and honestly, I DO hear some ringtones leaning toward the desire to "live in hell"...who doesnt?

Hells bells, highway to hell, back in black, etc...the beat is good, thats why we all love them, but the lyrics, well, thats a very personal story. Who really wants their kids singing, "Im on the highway to hell"? Not me.

3te5q wrote at 2008-02-02 14:45:43
Hi, just checking some of my old time favorite videos from way back and came across utubes ac/dc.  I remember my group discussing the idea that bon had "sold his soul", got totally famous, rich and died.  Looking at these answers the reply that says, "there was no religion in their songs either way" is totally ridiculous.  Check out the early video, "Let there be Rock" is a play on words to the bible's Genesis, "Let there be Light" from Genesis.  In the video Bon is wearing Priests clothing and is mocking religion.  Hells Bells, Highway to Hell, and I am sure there are others plainly reveal Bon's admiration of Hell.  The music has great rhythm and beat, the vocals are strong and it is great dance music.  Don't allude yourself, think about YOUR teen daughter cruising in her car and singing, I'm on the highway to hell, not a pretty thought.

ac/dc rocks wrote at 2008-02-20 15:01:37
first of all you people on here calling ac/dc satanist are frickin retarded. sure there are refernces in their music but you guys over examine the lyrics. if you dont like their music dont listen to it, im 16 and ac/dc's message of "nothin but a good time" is what i like. im not a satanist at all. im a christian and they're still my favorite band. so stop debating if you like them you lke them if you dont you dont.

I WANT BLOOD! wrote at 2008-03-05 15:26:01
Hey! lol in ones professional opinion the name AC/DC stands for like said before nothhhhhhhhhhing satanic at all peoples. I would say the crossing of AC/ current with /DC current would cause an explosion of a form and ULTIMATE POWER! lol no your right the sis did find the letters AC/DC on something not a sewing machine but rather a Vacume cleaner. But its all good atleast the name of the band isn't "HOO/VER" or "BISS/LE" or for the love of god " OR/IK"

stop lyin. wrote at 2008-03-30 20:38:45
This is total bullshit.  If you listen to highway to hell it talks about "Im on my way to the promise land" which in this song was meant to be understood as the USA.  AC/DC does infact stand for alternate current, direct current, obviously why their first album was called high voltage... it was angus's grandmother or sister that saw it on a sewing machine.  so no anti-christ, death-christ or anything. and if you really want to believe this stuff then dont listen to them! im Eastern Orthodox (type of christianity) and i follow my faith 100%. but i still listen to AC/DC.

Zakmac wrote at 2008-04-29 01:40:50
I have a strong feeling that they are not really satanists. Malcom Young even said in an interview * My mum would kill me if I worshipped satan*. I think that they create songs just to please people and have a good time.

sam wrote at 2008-05-19 20:42:28
yes. i know it sounds like they are satanic. they have some weird stuff. but you have to admit, you have to do some crazy stuff to get in the music business. they might have wrote a song really good that got them there. and they thought if they liked it, why not keep writing it. im a southern baptist, and i love god, cuz he is the reason that we are all here. and yes, it is wrong to even act like that you are against god or you are for satan, but they just had a choice to make. and i think they made the wrong one though. cuz if god didnt want you in the music business, he wouldnt put you there. therefore, i guess he didnt want acdc in the music business. lol but thats where free will comes in. thats just my opinion.

used2listen wrote at 2008-06-11 19:39:38
From what I have heard and read regarding the lyrics......there's enough other bands out there that I don't need to listen to songs about hell or satan.  I'm a Christian and listening to AC/DC is just not worth my soul.  The rest of you can listen to what you like.  Just speaking for myself.

Alastair Duncan wrote at 2008-06-27 01:26:29
That is false they don't sing only about girls,alchohol, rock an roll, love and adventures.  Hells Bells is about Satan coming back to get you when Hells Bells ring.

willy wrote at 2008-07-11 04:23:17
There are many references to selling your soul in music going back to Paginini and old blues tunes like Crossroads which is about meeting the devil at the crossroads and selling your soul for fame and fortune. AC/DC were obviously influenced by blues as were the stones and many others who have there own "selling your soul" messages. I doubt very much there is any truth to them being Satanists. Just some very talented rockers caught up in rock n roll. Most of your talented people are tortured souls and this is where the references to "selling your soul" come from. When one is comfortable, one is rarely creative.

Jonas Bezzubovas wrote at 2008-07-19 00:02:18
ACDC stanbds for acca-dacca

its an aussie thing...and no they do not stand for the scientific name that describes the fl;ow of elictricity or anything satanic.

Todd wrote at 2008-10-04 03:09:55
You people have waaaaaayyyyy too much time on your hands.  Wait, isn't idle hands the work of the devil or something of the sort.

Pure wrote at 2008-10-20 01:52:21
I have to agree with another answer above.. There are way too many bands out there to sit and debate on AC/DC's religion.. Listen closely.. If you have to ask yourself whether they are satanic or not.. There's OBVIOUSLY something there to trigger a stem in your brain towards being wrong. And personally.. Any day of the week, if he was still alive(God rest his soul), Stevie Ray Vaughan would walk a mud puddle through Angus Young and make him question his ability to "rip." Highway to Hell MAY BE about the transition between the UK to the US.. But make up an excuse to Hell's Bells.. Let There Be Rock.. So on.. But I do want to clarify one thing... Black clothing DOES NOT MAKE YOU SATANIC.. Wise up people.. Johnny Cash was a HUGE Christian in his later years.. He wore black.. I'm a southern baptist.. I LOVE BLACK.. Go figure.. People look for ANY excuse whatsoever to stir up controversy.. ACDC satanic? Maybe. But black clothes does not put them in that category I'll tell you that.. If that's the case.. A LOT of innocent people are doomed to hell. >=(

Telling it like it is wrote at 2008-10-23 15:47:58
My husband and I have a ministry where we go to churches and sing music the way it was intended then at the end we show a video called They Sold There Souls For Rock and Roll. Its very informative. Any parent who whishes to know the truth about all music, not just rock, should watch it. Something we usually notice about people who listen to rock is that they always try to explain away all of the satanic lyrics. Seems like if they aren't satanists then they wouldn't sing so much about him. Go online to find the video I mentioned.

Katie wrote at 2008-11-13 21:58:51
To add to that, since I did not finish reading your posting before I posted... the satanic references aren't accusations. It's a symbol of being an anti-conformist. A way of not subjegating themselves in to mainstream Americana. Think about the 80s. All of the hairbands and what most of them stood for. It was all about rebellion against soceity. So for them to be "Satan Worshipers" isn't a literal translation. Anti-Christ/Devils Children is for the shock value. I honestly don't think that a hard core rock band from the 80's would name themselves after something their sister saw on a sewing machine.

telling it like it is wrote at 2008-11-15 16:03:05

 Not only are these bands rebelling against society, they are rebelling aginst God. Look at the shape our world is in. The music  of the 80s has contibuted to this. Now we have freaks that sing about raping and killing his own mother. The door has been opened for this and Americans should boycot this kind of amoral music.

Carrierwave~ wrote at 2008-11-28 23:53:48
Rock music has always been the songs of rebellion. Kids go for it because the hard driving beat relates to the baser, rebellious, side of human nature, which is very strong in youth and mellows as we get older.

This goes along very well with the "satanic" element whether you want to admit it or not. Jesus Christ stated that "..I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven." Luke 10:18  He is the deceiver and arc-enemy of God. ac/dc are very much trying to associate themselves with this fallen evil creature. I seriously wonder about those who "claim" Christ as their Savior want to listen and support the words and music of ac/dc.

"And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them."

As a former rock performer, I urge all parents to get control of the music your children are listening to. You will reap much sorrow if you don't, and you will be held responsible for it before God one day.  You that claim to be Christians and listen satanic praises in ac/dc music should be ashamed of yourselves. You will stand ashamed one day before Jesus.


Justin Grissom wrote at 2008-12-27 13:42:27
Ok most all of u are wrong bon scott was not a all and check again on the cover of the highway to hell album is not a pentacle is just a a christan and i like acdc....highway to hell was bout livin on the road...hell aint a bad place to be is about his girl friend and him havin an argument and having make up sex..just because u listen to this music dosent mean u will go to hell

ACE wrote at 2009-03-02 00:57:05
That would make sense, because AC/DC's songs High Voltage and Live Wire refer to electricity and its parallel to rock n' roll

Luke wrote at 2009-04-24 21:12:33
I really don't know what to say for this.I'm Christian, or at least I try to be, but its very difficult.I really enjoy their riffs,I play them on guitar,I sometimes listen to their music.But I don't take it seriously,I don't just listen to the song just to agree to the words being said.

On a side note,on the other hand,saying " I'm on a highway to hell" isn't quite right...

After all, it's their business if they were satanic or not,and it's not my job to judge them

laura wrote at 2009-04-29 18:43:31
i totally belive you man-peace :)

AC/DC is a band of pure rock '.n roll,i totally respect that.

AC/DC dosn't swear, say anything bad,like hiway 2 hell, it just means their having a rough time,

i respect u dude


Seth wrote at 2009-06-02 15:48:31
You failed to mention "Hell's Bells" made doubly popular by Trevor Hoffman, formerly of the San Diego Padres as his announcement song when he came into to close the door on Padres' wins.

Caledonian wrote at 2009-06-05 15:07:25
true most of the songs that people cite as Satanic are talking about other things, but you have to admit that the number of questionable songs supports that idea. Almost like they have double meanings. As far as the people I don't think any of us would say that they're upstanding moral people so if the private lives of the musicians effects you decision of weather or not to listen to them then don't. But if it's just about the music go ahead. As a Christian I have a hard time identifying with some of their lyrics but I do still listen to them. Their instrumentals and composition is great, but I always end up feeling sorry for people with no hope of life after death.

jasonrichie13 wrote at 2009-06-06 08:22:07
The song "hells bells" says, we are ringing our bells its Satan calling to you with our "hells bells". It is safe to assume they are satanic.

Somethingaboutpeopleshouldstopsaywhattheydon'tknow wrote at 2009-06-23 21:06:17
At everyone discussing the name AC/DC. it is NOT anti-christ devil's children or something...

Give me 4 random letter and I'll make a satanic name for you. It just means Alternate Current/Direct Current. (This explains the lightning and songs like T.N.T. and High Voltage) and oh, christians.I don't know whether AC/DC is satanic or not. but sure it is against pretty much everything god 'said'... So in my opinion it is not possible to be a 'good' AC/DC-fan AND a 'good' christian. I prefer AC/DC (6) :P

Quinn wrote at 2009-08-23 10:28:38
AC/DC is a great band and they make great music and i don't see why when you are a great artist you would have a need to bring your wrong worship into it. They clearly have nothing to do with Satan Worship in there music hence most of it is about rock and roll or a girl/women.

Jonny boy wrote at 2009-09-09 14:57:41
AC/DC is all about the constant quest for a goo time not satanist stuff. They use the word satan to describe how they feel at that moment.

Chado2423 wrote at 2009-10-15 22:32:53
TO: jasonrichie13

""The song "hells bells" says, we are ringing our bells its Satan calling to you with our "hells bells". It is safe to assume they are satanic.""--jasonrichie13

ACTUALLY NO "its not safe to assume they are Satanic."  Apparently you don't understand the purpose and reasoning/metaphor behind this song.  This was a song attributed to Bon Scott on the Back In Black album {in fact all the songs on Back In Black are attriuted to Bon, as is the album itself.} Its about the "temptation" with alchohol that drove Bon Scott to his death. (He died from alhohol asphysixiation) The "Hells Bells" were the metaphoric tolling sound at Bon Scott's time of death. The song implies that the narrator has been sent to drag a soul into Hell... but this was not meant literally, but rather in the sense of "Hell in this life" in the form of addiction...

If you care to write to Angus Young to find out yourself you can write to him through Elektra Records:

Angus Young

c/o elektra records

1290 Avenue of the Americas

New York, NY 10104-0101

(212) 275-4000.

Chado2423 wrote at 2009-10-15 22:36:16
I wish this answer was a little more professional and better researched.  I have embedded some videos to my blog that may help answer these questions (from AC/DC's point of view.) at

luke wrote at 2009-10-17 05:41:12
drew you re sofull of crap if youu spent five minutes looking into it you would findthe real answer AC/DC has no meaning itsjust four letters that were on anguses sisters sewing machine it has something to do with ac and dc wires i hope this cleared up any false rumours

luke wrote at 2009-10-17 05:46:53
drew you re sofull of crap if youu spent five minutes looking into it you would findthe real answer AC/DC has no meaning itsjust four letters that were on anguses sisters sewing machine it has something to do with ac and dc wires i hope this cleared up any false rumours

just me wrote at 2009-11-19 04:17:32
I have been an ACDC fan for 30 years, I lead sing in a band and would love to do some of their songs, although, my bass player is of the opinion that they are, and stand for satan,we are at the point of breakup,because I disagree. If everyone wants to be so indepth about Angus and the band...why not ask him personally? For all you "so called" christians...I was raised to stand for Christ also, and the bible says it is not our place to judge. ACDC is a current in electricity, if you want to read more into that, you should get a new hobby, you have too much time on your hands. ACDC's music has a wonderful beat and is a great crowd pleaser, if you dont like it,sont listen to it,its simple as that, but dont be a hater. In fact that would be more of a sin than the music.

Jim wrote at 2009-11-24 18:27:20
There are obvious Biblical/Religious/Satanic Ideas in Hell's Bells.  Let me explain.

I'm the rolling thunder; the pouring rain.

I'm comin' on like a hurricane.

White lightning's flashing across the sky!

***(Luke 10:18 - He (Jesus)replied, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven." Undeniably the reference used for this song since the song later states,  “Satan get you”  He is also saying HE IS the white lightening when he proclaims he is the natural weather occurances “I'm the rolling thunder; the pouring rain.I'm comin' on like a hurricane.”  Also, later he calls himself the lightening.)

You're only young but you're gonna die!

***(These words of being young but you will die it obviously an address that you need to think about YOUR death.  You are going to die.)

I won't take no prisoners - won't spare no lives!

***I believe it is clear that here they believe Satan will take no prisoners and spare no lives.)

Nobody's putting up a fight!

***This is a reference to ideas found in verses like  Romans 3:11,12 “There is none who seeks after God. They have all turned aside;” John 1:5, “And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.”  Isa 64:7 “And there is no one who calls on Your name, Who stirs himself up to take hold of You;” John 3:19 “This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.”)

I got my fill; I'm gonna take you to hell;

***(He is obviously alluding to his abundance of offenses that will send him to Hell and how he does not want to go all by himself but his going to take the listener with him.)

I'm gonna get you - Satan get you...

***(I don’t think I need to explain this one.)


Hell's Bells!

Yeah, Hell's Bells!

You got me ringing Hell's Bells!

***(He is clearly drawing an illusion to church bells, but instead of church bells the anti-type which are Hell’s bells.  Church bells would and still do at some churches announce and invite everyone around to come to the church.  Similarly, Hell’s bells is calling you to come to hell, and his ringing them to come to hell.)

My temperature's high! Hell's Bells!

I'll give you black sensations up and down your spine.

***(Black as a metaphor to Darkness and Light)

If you're into evil, you're a friend of mine.

***(Again, I don’t think I need to explain this one.)

See my white light flashing as I split the night,

***(Again referring to himself as the lighting in Luke 10:18 – “He (Jesus)replied, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven."”)

'Cause if good's on the left, then I'm stickin' to the right!

***(A total rebellion to anything good, because God is good and Satan is Evil.  Remember the he is Ringing the Bells of Hell.)


I use to love this song until I became a Christian.  The music is a heavy metal master piece.  However, there is an obviously Satanic message in this song.  NOTE:  I did not say Satanist messages but Satanic.  There is a difference.  I was a Satanist with strong influences from Covenant of Satanas.  Many Satanist are just very small group (even the size of a band) that practice satanic rituals and study Shamanism.  I don’t know if ACDC is Satanic.  In the 80’s I always thought AC/DC referred to electricity, however, I would not so easily case out the idea that the name had a double meaning.  It is extremely foolish to be SO adamant that the AC/DC can oly have one meaning unless you have been told so me the Band itself.  I don’t think they ever came out and said the name never meant Anti Christ / Devil's Child.  If they had a huge problem with people interpreting that way they would have most likely set the records straight, so there may be a double meaning to AC/DC.

doctar99 wrote at 2009-12-18 05:42:31
Richard Ramirez (aka The Night Stalker) listened to AC/DC music while he drove around LA in the mid 1980's looking for houses to break into.  His favorite song was Night Prowler.  After breaking in, he would rape, sodomize, torture, mutilate, and usually murder those sleeping in the house.  Sometimes in front of the children who were bound and gagged. Often he would rape the wife in the bedroom next to her husband's dead body.  This included elderly women.  He was an avid Satanist.  At his first murder scene his AC/DC cap fell off in the garage and was later used against him as evidence.

Now, I have never minded listening to some of their more mainstream songs, but this is food for thought for those who naively insist that AC/DC and their music have nothing to do with Satanism.

Cha80 wrote at 2010-02-27 12:18:51
Ignore doctar99.  Murder and other such things have nothing to do with satanism.  Ignore most people posting here.  Imagery of a band and ones personal life are two totally different things.  The vast majority of bands who use any 'satanic' imagry or lyrics are only doing so to keep a bad boy image or to throw it in the face of Christians, they don't actually believe any of it.  They might allude to things such as the devil etc but they do not partake in any acts of satanism in their own personal lifes.  In-fact most "satanists" do not.  They just don't believe in God or the Devil.

tigers56 wrote at 2010-03-05 18:34:13
you are all f*cking retards acdc stands for alternate curent direct curent not anti-crist devils childrn.

futhermore they are an amazing rock band and no matter what anyone says i will listen to them.

juarbe wrote at 2010-03-08 16:07:29
people have also said that it means,"Against Christ, devils child." When I first worn a acdc hoody into christian school,one of the kids made a complaint saying that,it means against crist childs devil, which is nowhere near the truth.the person Mats Megnem is 100% corret about saying what that person said. ACDC is just a rock n' roll band who loves purely loves music


An ACDC lover

Warrior of God wrote at 2010-03-20 03:44:14
Dear people, I was an AC/DC fan when I was 17. Now I am 42. I don't know for sure if they are Satanists for real, or just fooling around, trying to look interesting and so on. But for sure I know, that this music and lyrics give me no joy or excytment anymore. Especyally since I read the lyrics, I think that only a BUM would enjoy such music. Neither the beat or the very melodies are of the real quality to be considered "rock&roll". How can you compare it to White Snake or Scorpions? AC/DC are the lowest level of rock music, and I am ashamed that I was their fan. Young people, please, be more wise, listen to the lyrics, they are essential, believe me! If you consider yourself a Christian, what are you enjoying in songs like Hells Bells? Or "licking that licking stick". This is disgusting. Wake up, please!!! It is so sad that so many people in this forum said they are Christians and still like those degenerats and their "music". Music should bring you joy and love and comfort and positive feelings, not rage and fear and evil. But that is the real goal of the Satan and his servants, isn't it? Believe me, I am not a religious maniac, just a normal person, but I know that it is wrong to listen to such "music", it will give you only sorrow, rage and fear. It will make you hate life and desire death. Plese, children, do not listen AC/DC. Trust me. I have children too. Be open-minded and think, do not just go with the current. The lyrics of a song are more important than you may think. AC/DC will give you nothing good. They even stated it in their songs. They are on the "dark" side. The choice is yours.

Cross wrote at 2010-03-29 23:33:24
You'd have to be pretty naive to think a band would admit to being satanic when the vast majority of their support comes from a pre-dominantly Christian country. Which is irony at it's finest. Did it occur to anyone here declaring they aren't " into evil" that they just might possibly lie? And would you tell your mother you loved Satan if she was Christian long after you were grown & out of the rebellious stage?

Anyone with a working knowledge of the occult can easily see what the band is about.  

T Dawg1324 wrote at 2010-05-20 02:22:33
I've followed AC/DC hardcore for 5 years now. I'm 16 years old and I'm smart enough to know that the devil is used in a lot of imagery. I really don't think that Bon is a satanist and the AC/DC symbol is not Anti Christ/Devils Children i mean whoopde doo it fits, but theres no proof that it means that. I read an AC/DC book and it said they got it from a friggen sewing machine so calm down everyone your thinking to hard on this.

JamesZ wrote at 2010-05-28 03:39:44
There is an occult influence in the music of AC/DC, which is merely an inspiration but not necessarily a promotion. You can take a song like "Stairway to Heaven" and inference that their maybe are occult overtones to it but it is a masterpiece as a song like "Highway to Hell" is also and both of these song stands on their own musicial merit.

Acca Dacca wrote at 2010-06-03 20:07:23
Right, Highway to hell was written about Australia, the journey from Melbourne to Perth on a bus taking 3 days, in the middle of the outback for days. As for the satanic imagery, reading anything into it is just pure idiotic. Sid vicious wore a Swastika t-shirt, was he a Nazi? No. Its for shock value. Just as Alice Cooper (today a Christian) still kills himself at the end of every performance with a guillotine, ect. Wake up.. seriously

ofalo32 wrote at 2010-07-03 04:32:40
anyone that thinks acdc stands for anti christ devils children is a complete idiot. their not satanic, and that guy drew that says he was with them back stage and was told by them that it is is a LIAR. their lyrics arent alway literal, highway to hell is a metaphoric song about the journey they made to becoming a hit making music band that they are today. all you people saying that they are satanic are just bible freaks with nothing better to do, GET A LIFE. AC/DC, the best band ever, ROCKS!!!

yo momma wrote at 2010-07-26 04:45:34
acdc has a lot of songs about hell. highway to hell , hells bells and many more.. the person who said they dont sing about the devil or anything... you dont know shyt.

535 wrote at 2010-07-31 01:59:59
AC/DC says "Satan Get You" in Hell's Bells as well as "Satan's comin' to you"  So do the homework before you choose to answer.  Are they satanic? Don't know but still the fact is they sing about the devil and hell.

Himanshu wrote at 2010-10-01 00:36:31
BIBLE FREAKSSS... Get some MIND..... AC/DC is producing some extraordinary music.... N there is always a metaphorical meaning of there lyrics... I Luv the band just for lyrics and angus.... You all saying ACDC a satanic band are really retards.....

I LUV AC/DC.. N i will....

Jesus would have enjoyed the songs... if ACDC were there back in time...

Good Music. wrote at 2010-10-26 12:07:24
Guys, the ONLY thing that is undeniable here is that AC/DC produces good music.

That said, whether they are satanic or not is a question which I choose not to answer and choose not to think about. I'm a stoic Christian, and though I do not profess to be anywhere near a good one, I'm of the opinion that we shouldn't judge AC/DC.

It's true that some of the song titles are rather.. questionable, but if it makes you uncomfortable listening to them, just don't.

I'm personally happy enough listening to stuff like Shoot To Thrill- it's awesome enough for me.  

some guy wrote at 2010-11-12 16:39:46
this is for those on the fence.  i don't care to judge the band.  it's not our place to judge others of their sins, but that doesn't mean i have to take part in it either.  they don't care about me, anyway.  they have their millions, except for scott…

who cares what the name stands for?  read the lyrics and then ask yourself do they sing about anything good?  i read several lyrics and i couldn’t find much good.  they have a really screwed up view of women and ‘love.’  a particularly sad song to read was ‘hell ain’t a bad place to be.’  scott claims that the devil is in him in ‘rock n roll singer’ and eerily predicts his death in ‘highway to hell.’  on the next album, in the song ‘back in black,’ johnson(scott’s replacement) sings “glad to be back… let loose from the noose… can’t kill me cause i never die, i got nine lives, cats eyes…” demons don’t die.  if you don’t know the songs that each sang, it’s difficult, nearly impossible, to tell the difference in scott’s and johnson’s voice.  i haven’t committed to this theory at all, but i have heard someone say that they believe that scott was demon possessed and when he died the demon inherited johnson’s body.  i know, wild, right?  that’s one way to explain the references to satan and mixed up view of love.

the important thing is to realize is that satan was given special musical talents.(Ezekiel 28:13)  if he wants to manipulate music, he can.  he’s subtle and appears harmless.  but music was created to give glory to God, not satan.  the even more important thing to know is that God created all and sent his son Jesus Christ to die for our sins.  He did this because He loves us and wanted to provide a way for us to get off of the highway to hell  and be with him eternally.  call upon God to save you.  believe in his son and ask forgiveness of your sins.

and this is for the chick who mentioned ‘stairway to heaven.’  just thought i’d throw in the link.

ofalo32.  you're right.  i didn't have anything better to do...  and himanshu.  i'm sure jesus wouldn't have enjoyed hearing scott 'melodiously' glorifying several sinful activities.

ac/dc is cool even though im young. wrote at 2010-11-26 23:28:35
AC/DC really stands for alternating current/ dirrect current. thats why there is a lightning bolt as the slash. also in highwaytohell, play it backwards it says weel,hey yahweh. (yahweh means god in hebrew). this proves that AC/DC is not satanic!!!!!!!!!!

abs wrote at 2010-12-02 23:50:15
please, just listen to the lyrics and not to the tune or music and you will figure it out. If you dont see what these guys (and other bands) stand you must be a full. Furthermore, it is a known fact that these bands are into seances of spiritism ... by the way, you dont need to be a christian to see the truth and i am not a christian but respect christianity

Dingo wrote at 2010-12-20 19:17:06
Everyone here has no idea of what they are talking about.All those people who are saying they are satanists have no clue. It does in fact stand for power off the sewing machine that their sister found. They are not satanists for there are several interviews where they state that they are not satanic. They just sing about references to hell but does not mean they are satanic. Like Black Sabbath sings about Lucifer and even has a compilation album called "We sold our soul for rock n roll" but they are Seventh Day Adventists the same thing with AC/DC but they just don't fully practice a specific religion but are not satanists and are the greatest rock n roll band ever and this constant lies of radical Christians and other religions that keep dissing rock n roll bands like AC/DC and making fake acronyms like Anti-Christ/ Devil's Children and for KISS, Knights In Satan's Service are all made up and have a real non satanic meaning. So all those people who are still questioning whether or not AC/DC or other rock bands are satanists and if AC/DC stands for Anti-Christ/ Devil's Children it is not true whatsoever even if the other lies are so convincing it is not and AC/DC stands for simply Alternating Current/ Direct Current off the Young Brother's sister's sewing machine.

Marcus wrote at 2011-01-17 06:04:05
Lol let me show you all something...  

That is basically what it all comes down to. don't get me wrong I love AC/DC and all classic rock/80's music but this is what drives our culture.

Harvey wrote at 2011-01-30 08:43:10
Hiya just to let you know my mums friends son just married Malcolms daughter and I was asking him where does there name come from he told me he asked his nab for help and on the back of a plug it said ac/dc from the scientific turms of electricity, so that's where the name comes from and no they are not satanic either they are app really nice and down to earth guys, if u didn't know they where in ac/dc I'd think they're just regular guys.

Sandi wrote at 2011-02-13 07:31:31
I always thought hells bells was a song about Hitler and his Nazi friends taking over and invading Europe and causing so much war, killing and suffering.The bell ringing sounds like bells in Europe churches. The part that says he will be back, meaning satan will be back, read Revelation and the book of Daniel, and the kingdoms that lead up to the antichrist.

SomeGuy wrote at 2011-02-26 00:38:26
Check this out! This looks like MOCKING for me.

I like to work with electricity and I heard from my friends about AC/DC and wondered "Wow they have pretty cool name, and sound awesome!", but I become disappointed when I heard for their other songs and videos like this up here. I really like when some rock band or artist don't have any relation with devil and still rocks.

If you want to feel some real rock try this!

Increase volume and bass if you are in possibility.

Jimi Shadow wrote at 2011-03-22 19:00:21
Purist and religeous fanatics need to stop taking too seriously what is to all intents and purposes are a talented, musical GIMMICK - A BIT OF FUN rock band. Their songs are merely about their life's experiences and metaphores - THEY ARE NOT PREACHING SATANISM. Yes, Bon Scott went over the edge and that inevitably and tragically led to his untimely death. Bon, Brian and Angus Young's seemingly outrageous stage antics are merely a broad-minded act for the equally broad-minded. If Satanism is involved here, how come in contrast to Bon, Angus is a clean-living bloke? Life's all about personal choices - not what a rock group is singing about. No person or thing can make you commit wrong if you don't allow it to. Liven up and get real!

the trooper wrote at 2011-04-08 02:17:34
AC/DC have been my favourite band for quite some time (since 1985ish) and I have grown with them and have seen their gradual evolution from a very hard rockin' band that have even been considered metal and consequently covered in various metal publications back in the day (Metal Maniacs, RIP, etc.) to a more blusey, groovy outfit recently...all through the years I have seen the band in different lights...early on they were considered dark and mysterious because they rarely did interviews and stayed out of the spotlight (as opposed to other musicians) and the dark always been about who they are...whether one agrees or wants to admit it they did dabble in the occult earlier in their doesn't bother me one is interesting and they probably did it for publicity as much as anything...I have a number of older AC/DC shirts that have skulls, fire, devil's, lightning etc on them...but my favourite is one from 1985 Fly On The Wall tour...on the back there is a tombstone with blood dripping down and on the ground under it there is flames and pooled blood and there is a lightning bolt striking the tombstone and inscribed on the tombstone is Anti Christ Devil's Child...just saying

para wrote at 2011-04-08 08:37:08
There is as much Satan in AC/DC music as it is in everyday life.

Jonathan wrote at 2011-04-13 17:25:12
It doesn't matter what it stands for. AC/DC is an amazing band (simple, but still amazing)...people just need to chill out and listen to the tunes and not care what it "means" or what it "stands for". It's just good music and makes them money.

RAS wrote at 2011-06-22 15:39:37
bon was mixed up with the illuminati not only did he know what he was getting involved in but he deeply regretted it and continued to hit the bottle hard.Whether or not you believe ac dc are satanic is irrelevant for theres more than enough hints in their lyrics towards satan than would make a band like slayer blush.i know 2 satanists and they are the real deal not this trendy bollox that levay started but hardcore into black magik and astral projection .They use ac/dc songs to invoke spirits and get them in a trance like state to be used as mediums for those spirits.the same as angus young while on stage whos under some form of possession because no one can pull that energy out of the bag for that length of duration esp at that age.ive listened to dc for over 20 years and i am not that naive or fan blinkered to know ac/dc have a satanic under current in there music.prob one of the biggest illuminati driven rock bands on the planet that i can think of.  

goodmusikfan wrote at 2011-08-13 05:25:16
look, i kinda agree with carrierwave. I am a christian but acdc has great motivational music. During games or working out or even cleaning. The lyrics may be devilish but the beat and rhytm are great. I really only listen 4 the rhytm cuz the words want you to go to hell in some of their songs.

mardo wrote at 2011-11-30 12:08:22
I have been an AC/DC fan all my life.  I have been backstage, they are just regular guys, quite shy in fact.  It has been well documented that they got the name AC/DC off their sisters sewing machine as she used to make the costumes for the band when they were experimenting in 70s Glam.  I do not know why they sing about hell or the devil in a few of their songs,  but they almost sound like a warning to people.

I strongly believe the members are not practitioners of any satanic cult or church.

Angus in fact has never had a drink or alcohol in his life.  

DARKSTAR wrote at 2012-01-01 14:05:26
This is directed to Warrior of God. Did you even bother to check whether or not the shirt was in fact an actual product of AC/DC and not made by a shirt making company who heard the rumor and decided to incorporate it in the shirt for effect or because they themselves believed the rumor. Also it could have just been approved by their manager for publicity instead of the band themselves approving it. I would be ever so grateful if you did.

Lightning bolt down the middle wrote at 2012-01-16 19:25:23
You know, I try my best to not judge people, but you idiots are the ones that make religious people look like retarted monkeys. AC/DC = alternate current/direct current; High Voltage, Live Wire, Powerage, electric, energetic, rock n roll! Hell, Satan and other biblical words in AC/DC's music is about life, living life on the fullest, because everything that seems to make you happy is for some reason said to be from the devil. Highway to Hell and promised land: USA and the hardwork (=hell) they had to do to archieve their popularity.

The thing is that hell sells. It's rebellious, shocking, people want to see and hear exciting things, does not make them any satanic. Bon Scott was definitely not a satanic! He was a man who wanted to live life on the fullest and did not want to slowly fade to a gray miserable old man. He wanted live his life so he could later look back and think: "I sure had a great life, I'm glad I had this change". Because I'm pretty sure he was an atheist, not a satanic. He wanted to live his live on full throttle, because it was his one and only life. C'mon, he used to sing in a bubblegumpop group in the 60's, then lived as a hippie on the mountains.

Bon Scott was not a satan worshipper, he was just a man who wanted to have a meaningful live. Definitely not a satanist, don't think he was a christian, I'm sure they were all agnostics or atheists, they did not believe in God nor Satan and that is their decision and it should be respected. They've never hurt anyone and are very kind and down to earth people. I'm glad to say that Bon Scott has brought something very meaningfull into my life, music. RIP Bon Scott, you're one of the greatest men I've ever heard of :)

leo wrote at 2012-03-17 19:51:26
OK!!! NOW FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NO IDEA!!!! AND IT SEEMS TO ME THAT NONE HERE HAS ANY IDEA READ HERE!!!!  The title is often attributed as a phrase AC/DC guitarist Angus Young used to describe touring in America. There is a much more literal explanation, however. Highway to Hell was the nickname for the Canning Highway in Australia. It runs from where lead singer Bon Scott lived in Fremantle and ends at a pub/bar called The Raffles, which was a big Rock 'n Roll drinking hole in the '70s. As Canning Highway gets close to the pub, it dips down into a steep decline: "No stop signs... speed limits... nobody gonna slow me down." So many people where killed by driving fast over that intersection at the top of the hill on the way for a good night out, that it was called the highway to hell, so when Bon was saying "I'm on the highway to hell" it meant that he was doing the nightly or weekly pilgrimage down Canning Highway to The Raffles bar to rock and drink with his mates: "Ain't nothing I would rather do. Going down, party time, my friends are gonna be there too."

w wrote at 2012-04-15 08:31:03
i assumed it was acronym for sex as in bisexual

a couple of thier song belong on top 100 satanic hits chart

86karmann wrote at 2012-07-26 02:57:03
AC/DC is a rock band, that's it, they are NOT SATANISTS!! AC/DC stands for alternate current direct current, look at the albums high voltage flick of the switch and powerage, the ignorance about rock n roll. And its artists is a real problem, highway to hell was a way (atleast ithink it was) for bon scott to admit he's a sinner, their songs are about life love (heartbreak) and living it up. brian johnson was a chior boy. Bottom line AC/DC doesn't stand for evil, or satan, they stand for themselves

steve vassello wrote at 2012-08-02 02:39:15
OK i am a very big AC/DC fan andi am not satanist athiest or any of that. I pray 3 times every day. my friend who was christian pursuaded me to pray to show my respect for god. i was in tears realizing heaven is better then hell. In hell ill suffer in heaven ill prosper. I believed in gods existence that jesus is his son before and i still do. Highway to hell is not about hell but thier tours with bon scott. it was annoying and exhausting and it was like a highway to hell stated by in my opinion the greatest guitarist ever Angus Young. In conclusion i say AC/DC is the greatest rock band ever. I dont think that AC/DC is about satan and i continue to listen to them and i do not think i will burn in hell. i do not worship anything but god and jesus. just because your a huge AC/DC fan like myself doesn't mean you will burn in hell.

stephen vassello wrote at 2012-08-02 02:47:46
If you have any questions about AC/DC ask me i will answer by the way i believe in god

mojothesly wrote at 2012-09-19 08:03:55
Anyone who believes they are Satanists are retarded. If I was an incredibly strict conservative Christian who thought that kids were instantly converted into souless devil worshipers after hearing a few songs with satanic references, then yeh I'd be freaking out.

Religious groups back in the 60's and 70's (and conservative parents in general)were always convinced rock n' roll music revovled around the devil (such as with the KISS acronym legend) ACDC just used this to their advantage. I would bet a "hell" of a lot of money on them not being satanists. If you really are a fan, you'll realize they're doing it all tongue and cheek, not seriously, and just having fun

A satanic band would be genuinely trying to convert listeners to devil worshiping. They're just having a bit of fun, and using the rock n' roll = Devil music motif.

I'm a lifelong catholic conservative, and I realize this. I would think others would too

David_O wrote at 2012-12-15 00:07:42
I don't know if anyone else pointed this out already, but the song "Hell's Bells" was NOT written or sung by Bon Scott. It was written and sung by their second singer, Brian Johnson, and was attributed to the fear that he felt at an impending hurricane that was slamming the island that they were recording "Back in Black" on. Also, if you analyze everything that a musician or artist comes out with, then you can find a reference to justify almost any belief that you hold. AC/DC put a lightening bolt in their name because it looks cool, the Latin word for 'horns' is 'halo' anyway, and has nothing to do with Satan except in late eighteenth century propaganda writings, and if they were actually Satanic you would think that they would have found a better way to mask their image and message to trick people. It says in the bible that Satan is a trickster who will fool you into thinking that he's righteous, so why would Satanists go around yelling that they worship the devil? As a Satanist myself, I would like to point out that I look just like you, work with you and make you laugh and smile, am kind and caring, give to charity and help the weak and needy, and that my "religion" has absolutely NOTHING to do with the Satan that Christians are so fond of blaming for the world's evils. Satan wears a beautiful mask, indeed, and has tricked billions of people to die in his name. His name is God.



David_O wrote at 2012-12-15 00:10:00
Oh, and also, AC/DC started their career in the music business in the 1970's. They were so forward thinking that a lot of people on here seem to think they started in the eighties.

*or maybe they all ARE ignorant...  

Moses wrote at 2013-01-03 20:32:03
Just admitted! The songs Highway to Hell and especially Hells Bells are satanic songs ok! Now the Reason some get mad and start cursing at people that says it satanic is because they like the songs, they like the band and who know how much they the band and the songs. I never like ACDC I just like two of their songs but surly it's not those two that I just mentioned no! Just tell me how will it sound me or you or anyone else be driving,walking,running whatever and I be saying or shouting out I'm on a Highway to Hell my answer will be I'll be completely out of my damn mind! And Hell is real and I don't recommend that place to anybody to the people that hate me, to the people that make an enemy out me, and even to satanist ok! The songs Hells Bells Why will you want to be on the evil side instead of being on the good side and why will you want to be Lucifers friend wwho is the king of the Treaders!  

FearGod, Love Rock n Roll wrote at 2013-02-23 06:12:15
AC/DC is not satanic and my father agrees. He explained the meaning of hells bells and highway to hell to me. Hells bells is about how if you screw up and dont follow the right path satan will ring hells bells and take you to hell. Its really motivates me to read my bible and stuff more because it is about what happens if you go down the wrong path. Its like hey im doing wrong here you dont ask for help from God, Hells Bells with be ringing for you when you die. And highway to hell is about reality. Arent we all on the highway to hell without Jesus? I mean its saying yeah i screwed up it was fun but now i cant really change it now. I sinned im going to burn in hell, im on the highway to hell. And when he says payin my dues he means i sinned. And im on the way to the promised land is the promised land for those who rejected God. So it is no way satanic because its about how he screwed up in life and now he will suffer for it. So its basically a warning against sinning for fun. Yeah its fun but now im going to suffer for it in hell. And about the songs about sex, he is glorifying God's creation of sex with their wives. They are singing about loving their wives.  

animist wrote at 2013-05-06 14:44:01

Well just one thing the Bon's pentacle is not satanic, its orientation is a white mgic one. Before saying something just check...

If you'd live in Europe (or in Australia I suppose) you could find ac/dc on nearly every electrical material (I do not think the band have royalties on it...)

Be serious and understand those lyrics for what they are: metaphoric use. Something like that: "Oh, dear what a day, It was Hell in office you know!"

I can't undestand why you're so nervous about Satan. It is only an old legend...  

peterkin1010 wrote at 2013-07-07 13:04:59
I remember when AC/DC hit it big, around the time of "Highway to Hell" and the shock of Bon Scott's death. Around about that time other bands like Iron Maiden and Def Leppard were just emerging. Not long after the topic of "Backward Messaging" started being talked about. My opinion? Yes I heard "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin played backwards and it certainly sounded like a Satanic message.But that could be said for anything. And as Brian Johnson quipped at the time "We have enough trouble making the F ing song going FORWARD".I'm leaving it there.

jimmy wrote at 2013-08-16 00:13:51
A lot of funny answers posted by religious nuts here.  Thanks for the comedy, folks

southernrawker wrote at 2013-10-05 20:50:49
I don't really care either way, but here's my opinion:

They do seem a bit wild, I wouldn't say they're satanist but they do seem to like the concept of hell, which most of us know is the worst place to be, but they obviously don't care. Honestly, it's you're decision, I don't know why everyone has gotten into a debate about it.

In my opinion, it's okay to listen to them, as long as you don't start wanting to spend eternity in hell. Now, if you get a message from God saying "stop listening to AC/DC", then I'd say you're fine. Just as long as you don't become a satanist in the process, and don't end up like Richard Ramírez.

I am however fairly certain that the band members aren't Christians, and that the ones living now will probably go to hell unless they repent, and the ones who died probably got their wish and went to hell unless they repented.


Timo wrote at 2013-10-21 01:44:27
ACDC = 66 in the numeric alphabet

the / is caled a three score which = 3 x 20 = 60

so altogether you have AC(6)/(sixty)DC(6) = 666

M.R. wrote at 2013-11-08 18:37:11
The lyrics of certain AC/DC songs are unarguably pro Satan/devil/hell/evil. Anyone who attempts to argue otherwise based on metaphors and whatnot can safely be dismissed out of hand as a credulous fool. The line in "Highway to Hell" that says, "Hey Satan, payin' my dues, playin' in a rockin' band" refutes the "out on the road in the hot desert" story, given that it addresses "Satan" by name, which means that the "hell" of this song's lyrics is the biblical hell. The album's cover art further reinforces this, as we have Angus wearing devil's horns and a devil's tail, along with Bon Scott wearing a pentagram necklace. On the Australian cover, it is the same basic picture, but they are all engulfed in flames. Atlantic Records made them get rid of the flames for the U.S. release; they even tried to get rid of the title "Highway to Hell" but Angus was inflexible on that.

Likewise, "Hells Bells" not only mentions "Satan" by name, but the style of writing is "first person" from Satan's perspective (i.e., as though Satan is speaking, referring to himself in the first person as "I").

In addition to those two songs, there is also "C.O.D." off the "For Those About To Rock We Salute You" album:

c.o.d. care of the devil

c.o.d. the devil in me

c.o.d. care of the devil

care of the devil in me

down to the devil with me

And from "Rock 'n' Roll Singer" off the "High Voltage" album:

I got the devil in my blood

Tellin' me what to do

And I'm all ears

The only thing that is debatable is whether or not those lyrics reflect the personal views of any or all of the present or past members of the band.

Hoodster076 wrote at 2014-03-08 19:37:31
I'm a Christian, I actually enjoy some of AC/DC's music although I don't listen to them normally. I even found that one of their songs "Highway to Hell" when back-tracked the lyrics say "hey Yahweh" which is interesting and says a lot about the real spirit in their music. I don't believe they are evil although I havn't done enough research. I look at the spirit behind their songs and don't find it to be evil. I have found more satanic messages in "Christian" music and Christian bands believe it or not. Many so-called Christian bands are anything but.  

Char wrote at 2016-05-19 05:08:51
I watched an AC/DC documentary some time back. Malcolm was talking,and he did say he was at his sister's house and saw AC/DC on the back of her sowing machine. He said that's how they got the name for their band.  

Char wrote at 2016-05-19 09:03:36
Hello I posted a comment earlier. I did some research. I am a fan of the band, although I dont particularly like a few  songs they sing about hell and the devil. I'm fifty years old now and have been a fan since I was fifteen, so I was an 80's kid. Anyway it is true that Malcolm got the name AC/DC off of the back of his sister's sowing machine. They say it stands for ( Alternating Current/ Direct Current Electricity) which does make sense for them to call themselves that. I don't think their devil worshipers,but I think some of the songs they sing are giving Satan glory. I don't think they do it intentionally. They are a rocking band. They just give the people what they want. As far as Bon Scott goes, I don't know what he was into.  

dscott wrote at 2016-10-25 21:11:54
B.C stands for before Christ, A.D. stands for allino dilino, which is Latin for " the year of our Lord. The band is AC/DC, the measurements of Christ's life is BC, A,D. Acdc, is clearly different from Adbc, there is no B in AC/DC. So isn't it pretty obvious that they are not referring to Jesus? Acdc stands for alternating current, direct current. As in a battery. This info is available in line if you do the research. Please stop using our Lords name in vein. I can't believe people would talk about Bon Scott like that...!!

dscott wrote at 2016-10-25 21:12:10
B.C stands for before Christ, A.D. stands for allino dilino, which is Latin for " the year of our Lord. The band is AC/DC, the measurements of Christ's life is BC, A,D. Acdc, is clearly different from Adbc, there is no B in AC/DC. So isn't it pretty obvious that they are not referring to Jesus? Acdc stands for alternating current, direct current. As in a battery. This info is available in line if you do the research. Please stop using our Lords name in vein. I can't believe people would talk about Bon Scott like that...!!


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