Gibson celebrates 40th anniversary of AC/DC’s Back In Black with livestreamed event

Hosted by Jared James Nichols, and featuring guests Slash, Sebastian Bach and more

Gibson will be commemorating the 40th anniversary of AC/DC’s Back In Black this year with a livestreamed celebration, featuring artist performances, tutorials and testimonials. The celebration takes place this Friday, 24 July at 5:00pm Eastern Time (10:00pm BST).

Back in Black 40th Anniversary: A Virtual Celebration will be held over Consequence Of Sound’s Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitch channels.

The event will be hosted by Jared James Nichols, and feature appearances from a host of esteemed rockers including Slash, Sebastian Bach, members of Alice In Chains, Cage The Elephant, Anthrax, Lamb Of God, Trivium, Airbourne, Refused and many more.

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To kick off the festivities, Gibson, along with event partners Consequence Of Sound, Sony and SoloDallas, have launched a giveaway contest exclusive to US and Canadian residents.

Its extravagant prizes include a Gibson Custom Shop ‘61 Les Paul SG “Red Devil”; two Gibson SG Standards in ebony; a Marshall JTM45 (Modded by SoloDallas to sound akin to the JTM50 Angus Young used on Back In Black), and more.

Meanwhile, AC/DC have been celebrating Back In Black’s 40th anniversary with special video uploads for fans, including rare archived concert footage, as well as a mini documentary series that explores the songwriting behind the acclaimed album.

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