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Bruce Springsteen fans are used to cool covers complimentary of the E Street Band, but concertgoers in Australia got an extremely rare treat, as the New Jersey rocker paid tribute to one of their own superstar acts: AC/DC.
For the first time ever, the E Street Band tackled the metal fury of the band’s iconic, “Highway to Hell,” kicking off a 28-song show at Perth Arena. The song honored the late singer Bon Scott, who grew up near Perth in Fremantle, Western Australia, with the title cut to the last album Scott recorded before his 1980 death.
Springsteen is making an effort to pay tribute to Australian acts. Last year, he covered “Just Like Fire Would” by Australian band The Saints, featured on his new album, High Hopes.
While all four guitarists-Springsteen, Steve Van Zandt, Nils Lofgren, and Tom Morello—traded licks on the song, Morello celebrated playing those righteous Angus Young guitar licks with exuberance on Twitter.
“Thanks Perth for 3 amazing nights!” he tweeted. “Opened show tonite [sic] in Bon Scott’s hometown with muthaflippin’ “HIGHWAY TO HELL”. The AC/DC Street Band?!”
The band will make the show available for download. Watch the video below:
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