AC/DC - Highway to hell

First performance: 08/02/2014


Coverinfo

Bruce covered the song 6 times: 
 
 
 
2014-02-15 - AAMI PARK, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA  
Eddie Vedder joins the band on "Highway to Hell" 
 
Bruce played the song in Florida after spotting a girl in a AC/DC t-shirt. 
Official concert recording was available for purchase and download via Live Nation until June 30, 2014. The recording is now available to purchase in multiple formats, including CD and high definition audio, from Springsteen's official live download site at live.brucespringsteen.net
 
 
 
 

Songinfo

"Highway to hell" is the opening track of AC/DC's 1979 album Highway to Hell. It was initially released as a single in 1979. The song was written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Bon Scott, with Angus Young credited for writing the guitar riff which became an instant classic. AC/DC had made several studio albums before and were constantly promoting them via a grueling tour schedule, referred to by Angus Young as being on a highway to hell. The song's title reflects the incredibly arduous nature of touring constantly and life on the road. Bon Scott, whose talent as a singer and rock frontman was at a peak, was found dead in the back of a friend's car just over six months after the song was released.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

 
Tom Morello world premiered the debut song from his new album "The Atlas Underground Fire" on six SiriusXM channels. The Rage Against The Machine guitarist’s cover of "Highway To Hell" featuring Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder first aired on SiriusXM‘s Lithium, E Street Radio, Pearl Jam Radio, Turbo, Classic Rewind and Ozzy’s Boneyard channels that day.
 
 
Tom about the cover:
 
" Our version of "Highway To Hell" pays homage to AC/DC but with Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder, bringing this legendary song into the future. One of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll songs of all time sung by two of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll singers of all time. And then I drop a shredding guitar solo.
 
 

Lyrics

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
Songteksten voor Highway to Hell © BMG Rights Management