Music News: AC/DC, Oasis and Radiohead

  • AC/DC return triumphant
  • Oasis and Radiohead get streamed
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For those about to rock, you might have another chance at seeing AC/DC. The band had not performed in full since 2016 when singer Brian Johnson was beginning to suffer hearing loss and he could no longer take part in gigs. But all seems good now after Johnson worked with a hearing specialist to help him get just the right ear plug to allow him to stay on pitch while not harming his health.

AC/DC returned this past weekend to play the Power Trip festival at Empire Polo Field in Indio, CA. By all accounts - and if you were there then you are a very lucky person - the band was amazing. Of course, AC/DC has been one of the better live bands one could see for about five decades now as they play with intensity, genuineness, and energy.

The band opened with "If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)" and also torched through "Highway to Hell," "You Shook Me All Night Long," "Back in Black," and "Thunderstruck." Based on reviews and fan reaction, the group did not disappoint.

AC/DC's comeback show is a success, and so was Oasis

There is a decent chance the band tours again is some fashion in 2024, too. If the tour is anything like what AC/DC pulled off at Power Trip then get ready to buy your tickets. The shows are going to be fantastic.

In other news, the Official Charts Company, which is based in the UK, is releasing the top 40 most-streamed albums from the 1990s in the UK. Unsurprisingly, Oasis is at the top of the charts. But they don't just have the most-streamed album ((What’s The Story) Morning Glory), but they have the second-most streamed album, too (Definitely Maybe). Oasis also has a third album, Be Here Now, in the top 40, and that record comes in at number 18.

Nirvana also had two albums make the top five, Nevermind and In Utero, which came in at four and five, respectively. Blur somewhat shockingly did not have a top 20 album, but The Great Escape came in at number 21. Parklife not making the list seems sketchy.

Radiohead did have two albums make the top 20 with OK Computer (14) and The Bends (19). Both albums are fantastic. What might not be so good is Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell 2 - Back into Hell, yet somehow that album was the sixth-most streamed album of the 1990s, according to the Official Charts Company.

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