Fans are campaigning to make AC/DC the UK Christmas No.1 as a tribute to Malcolm Young

By Alex Leadbitter

A campaign to get legendary band AC/DC’s song ‘For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)’ to be this year’s UK Christmas No.1 has been given new life following the recent death of Malcolm Young.


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Now, the campaign has taken on a whole new meaning as it is being used to pay tribute to the late guitarist.

The campaign was created in 2013 by Jon Morter, Jason McGuire and Steevi Diamond who work at Hard Rock Hell Radio and was said to be responsible for AC/DC’s highest ever UK chart placement when ‘Highway To Hell’ charted for four weeks, peaking at No.4.

Morter, who previously headed up the campaign to get Rage Against The Machine’s ‘Killing In The Name’ into the Christmas No.1 slot in 2009, said: “When the sad news about Malcolm filtered through, my inbox and the page’s inbox started chirping with requests to bring back the page’s original purpose and put AC/DC to No.1 but this time as a tribute to Mal.”

When asked what it would mean to get AC/DC to the No.1 spot, McGuire said: “[It would be] the perfect Christmas present to the greatest rock band in the world.”

He continued: “It would be a great tribute to George and Bon as well as Malcolm to see the band get a number one. The love for AC/DC is beyond description. We are just happy to be a small part of such a great tribute.”

Thousands of fans are backing the project with their Facebook page ‘AC/DC For Christmas No.1’ garnering over 160,000 likes, making the project’s goal more than accomplishable.

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