AC/DC Members As 'Angry Birds' Characters

July 21, 2015

Before legendary rockers AC/DC hit the stage tomorrow (Wednesday, July 22) at Kantolan Tapahtumapuisto in Hämeenlinna, Finland, they will be presented with a platinum plaque by their record company, Sony, for sales of their "Rock Or Bust" album in Finland. The plaque will consist of a large piece of art that depicts the band as characters in Angry Birds, the popular mobile game, courtesy of Rovio, the Finnish company that created the globally successful franchise.

A photo of the plaque can be seen at

AC/DC's sixteenth studio album, "Rock Or Bust", has sold around 540,000 copies in the U.S. since debuting at No. 3 on the Billboard album chart back in December.

It's the band's first album without founding guitarist Malcolm Young, who is suffering from dementia. He has been replaced by nephew Stevie Young.

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was arrested last November at his home in Tauranga on charges of threatening to kill and possession of methamphetamine and cannabis.

Although Rudd played on "Rock Or Bust", he did not appear in photos or videos for the disc.

One-time AC/DC drummer Chris Slade officially joined the band's lineup for its performance on the February 8 Grammy Awards telecast. Slade is also behind the kit for the group's current world tour.


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