Malcolm Young celebrates his 64th birthday today (January 6), and in addition to being one of the main creative forces of the band, there’s no doubt that he’s aided in the band’s business-savvy ways, particularly in the merchandise department.
Many look to KISS as merch giants. They were pioneers in that sense and leaders to this day, but don’t ignore AC/DC. They may not have their own caskets or condoms, but they certainly know how to license the goods. Just look at these six delightfully random pieces of AC/DC merch…and try not to feel the temptation to buy them.
Because what AC/DC fan wouldn’t want to receive a gift wrapped in AC/DC wrapping paper!
Because nothing warms you up like Angus!
We love the idea of a keychain flask, but only one ounce? That won’t even give you a buzz.
With merch like this, why isn’t there a chain of AC/DC-themed bars? You’d at least have to pull up a stool once.
Fields to flowers…a lovely mountain landscape. Screw traditional puzzle photos; put together a puzzle of AC/DC album covers instead!
This seems to be the territory of merch that makes some people go, “Really?” But this writer would be lying if she said she didn’t want at least one pair.
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel. True story.