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AC/DC earns first Diamond-certified single with “Thunderstruck”

Jim Dyson/Getty Images AC/DC has gone Diamond. The Aussie rockers just received their first-ever RIAA Diamond certification for their classic track “Thunderstruck,” meaning it’s now moved at least 10 million equivalent units. According to the RIAA site, “Thunderstruck,” from the band’s 1990 album, The Razor’s Edge, was actually awarded Gold, Platinum and Diamond certifications on the same day. And that …

Elwood Francis still feels “weird” being ZZ Top’s bassist

Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images After ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill passed away in July 2021, Elwood Francis, the band’s guitar tech, took over the job permanently, but he says he’s still not completely comfortable in the role.  While it was Hill’s wish for Elwood take over for him, Elwood tells Guitar World it still feels “weird” having the gig, which he originally thought …