“I’ll have a bottle of Dirty Deeds Done Cheap, thanks”
August 16, 2011 § 1 Comment
You wouldn’t usually associate AC/DC with wine drinking, but the Australian rockers have launched AC/DC The Wine, a range of bottled varieties named after their best known hit songs: Highway to Hell cabernet sauvignon, Back in Black Shiraz, Hells Bells sauvignon blanc, and You Shook Me All Night Long moscato.
The group have teamed up with the Australian winery Warburn Estate for the release of the wine, which will go on sale in Australia this week. The Wine is sourced from some of the most popular wine regions in Australia and New Zealand, including the Barossa and Coonawarra in South Australia, and Marlborough in New Zealand.
According to the band, the wines are “styled for maximum enjoyment, whilst working your way through your catalogue of AC/DC albums”.
When the move was announced on the band’s web site and Facebook page almost 1,000 people have ‘liked’ it, with many saying they would buy the wine while competing with each other for the best puns, including: “gotta highway to a hangover”, “whole lotta rose” and “it’s a long way to the bottle shop”.
AC/DC was formed by Scottish-born brothers Angus and Malcolm Young in Sydney in 1973 and released its first album, High Voltage, in 1975, with the singer Bon Scott on vocals. Scott died after a night of a heavy drinking in London in 1980. AC/DC recruited English singer Brian Johnson and went on to become one of the five best-selling bands in American music history.
AC/DC was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.