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Highway To Hell / Blog

MEETING AND PLAYING WITH AC/DC MEMBERS

HIGHWAY TO HELL PERFORMS WITH AC*DC! The Amazing Story of how a Tribute Band got to meet and play with their Heroes! It was December 8th 2007 when we got the call. Rod had heard Brian Johnson and Cliff Williams were playing a huge street party in front of the Irish Rover with Scotti Hill of Skid Row on Guitar, in Sarasota. A very good friend of ours named Caroline from one of our favorite rock bars to play, the Five O’Clock Club, arranged for us to be side stage and meet our heroes! Rod went down there and got to meet Cliff and somehow arranged for us to get on stage! So Martyn, Chris, and our manager Rich hopped in the car and tore down 75 South to make it there in time. Luckily we pulled up to hear Brian screaming Back in Black like it was 1980 all over again! He sounded amazing! We rushed to the side stage and saw many friends and Brenda Brian’s Wife and Caroline. It was packed! Brian came off stage, Rod was already ready to go Gretsch in hand. Brian motioned for Martyn to come up, and introduced the boys as the “local AC/DC Band” and Martyn being the gracious fellow he is thought it was just to introduce him and almost left the stage! Brian said “no you have to sing your signature song.” What a moment. Brian went sidestage and let Martyn lead the band with a killer version of Highway To Hell. The look on Brian’s face said it all as the leather lunged banshee Martyn ripped into the song. Rod jammed along side Cliff and it was just a dream come true for all. Brian came out towards the end and sang along with Martyn and the 2 seemed like old Mates. At the end Brian and Cliff said very nice complimentary things to the boys about the perfoirmance. They are 2 of the most gracious people you will ever meet and it’s a memory that will last a lifetime. We got to hang with Scotti Hill a bit too, and he is pure rock and roll to the hilt! Here are some shots from the night and video. Thank you again so much to Brian and Cliff for the experience of a lifetime! WE SALUTE YOU!