Grammys: AC/DC Opens Awards Show to Mixed Reception (Video)

The Australian rock band is still a force to be reckoned with as they took the awards stage for the first time

Last Updated: February 8, 2015 @ 9:57 PM

For AC/DC, it’s rock or bust.

The Australian rock band opened up the 57th Grammy Awards with “Rock or Bust,” the title track from its 2014 album. It was the band’s first time performing at the awards ceremony.

Inside the L.A. Staples Center, artists like Lady Gaga pumped their fists to the high-energy song. Others donned lit red horns in honor of the rock band.

Lead singer Brian Johnson kept it classic with his usual black shirt and jeans outfit. Guitarist Angus Young still hasn’t let go of his school boy uniform while he did his usual sporadic kicks across the stage. The band followed up its performance with the classic song “Highway to Hell.”

Some social media users praised the band’s performance while others were critical of the organizers’ choice for show opener. Twitter user @Haylee_Kitties wrote, “Can all the music blogs stop pretending AC/DC was amazing? We all know it was snore fest 2k15. #GRAMMYs.”

Formed in 1973, the band has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide. Other popular tracks by the rock band include “You Shook Me All Night Long” and “Back in Black.”

Here are more reactions to the band’s performance: