Melbourne, Australia's AC/DC Lane To Honor BON SCOTT With Permanent Sculpture
Late AC/DC singer Bon Scott will be honored with a statue in Melbourne, Australia.The three-meter-high-and-two-meter-wide sculpture will be officially unveiled at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6 on AC/DC Lane, named for the Australian rock band.The statue is part of the Victorian Government's "Rockin' The Laneways" Initiative. Cherry Bar owner and booker James Young collaborated with local street artist Mike Makatron on the project.Makatron said in a statement: "I've painted the laneway annually for about five years now — always a varied interpretation of the theme of music — and it's an honor to add a permanent 3D element that pays tribute to a great Australian rock and roll band and its lead singer Bon Scott, but also to music in general."Scott was invited to join AC/DC by Glasgow-born brothers and founding members Malcolmand Angus Young in 1974, and achieved international stardom before his death at the age of 33 in 1980 from alcohol poisoning.He sang on AC/DC's first six studio albums, including "High Voltage", "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap", "Let There Be Rock" and "Highway To Hell".AC/DC guitarist Angus Young told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that the band almost didn't get past Scott's death. "Bon was the big… He was a full-on frontman, plus he had this great character, you know. I mean, he just lived that rock 'n' roll life. With Bon, what you saw was what you got, and, yeah, it was pretty, pretty tough."