Skip to main content

AC/DC classic gets pop makeover

Canadian synth pop duo Rational Youth have covered AC/DC’s Thunderstruck at a gig in Sweden.

The track is from the band’s 1990 album The Razor’s Edge and was recently named as the most expensive song in cinema history.

It featured in 1999 movie Varsity Blues, with filmmakers paying $500,000 to use the song – a decision which left the movie’s music supervisor Thomas Golubic “horrified.”

AC/DC have completed work on the follow-up to 2008’s Black Ice without mainman Malcolm Young as a result of long-standing health issues.

Despite the guitarist’s absence, drummer Phil Rudd reckons it’s better than their previous outing, saying he’s “never played better.”

Scott looks after and updates Louder’s online buyer’s guides and also scouts out the best deals for music fans from every corner of the internet. He's spent more than 28 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014, where he wrote extensively about rock, metal, prog and more, before moving to the eCommerce team full-time in 2020. Scott has previous written for publications including IGN, Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky.