The 40th anniversary of AC/DC’s classic Highway To Hell is creeping up in a few days (July 27, for the faithful). In light of this special anniversary, the band has released rare video footage from their Plug Me In DVD box on their YouTube channel. If you were never able to get the DVD, you can now watch AC/DC performing Highway To Hell at the Dutch TV show Countdown from July 13, 1979.
The official online debut of the 1979 live footage follows AC/DC's return to social media this past week for the first time in two years amid speculation that the outfit are preparing to announce plans for a world tour that may include the return of Johnson, retired bassist Cliff Williams and drummer Phil Rudd to the lineup.
Living easy, living free Season ticket on a one-way ride Asking nothing, leave me be Taking everything in my stride Don't need reason, don't need rhyme Ain't nothing I would rather do Going down, party time My friends are gonna be there too
I'm on the highway to hell On the highway to hell Highway to hell I'm on the highway to hell
No stop signs, speed limit Nobody's gonna slow me down Like a wheel, gonna spin it Nobody's gonna mess me around Hey Satan, paid my dues Playing in a rocking band Hey mama, look at me I'm on my way to the promised land, whoo!
I'm on the highway to hell Highway to hell I'm on the highway to hell Highway to hell
Don't stop me
I'm on the highway to hell On the highway to hell I'm on the highway to hell On the highway Yeah, highway to hell I'm on the highway to hell Highway to hell Highway to hell
And I'm going down All the way Whoa! I'm on the highway to hell
Songwriters: Angus Young / Malcolm Young / Ronald Scott
Highway to Hell lyrics © BMG Rights Management