Bruce Springsteen Thrills Australian Fans With 'Highway to Hell' Cover

Perth show kicks off with an AC/DC tribute

By Miriam Coleman
Feb 17, 2014

Bruce Springsteen knows just how to endear himself to an Australian audience. He kicked off his February 7th show at the Perth Arena on a thrilling note, opening the set with a cover of native sons AC/DC's 1979 hit, "Highway To Hell."

The song choice served as a fitting tribute to late AC/DC singer Bon Scott, who grew up near Perth and died in 1980, leaving Highway to Hell as his final album with the band. The cover came to a head with a four-way guitar face-off between Springsteen, Nils Lofgren, Steven Van Zandt and Tom Morello.

"Thanks Perth for 3 amazing nights!" Morello tweeted after the show. "Opened show tonite in Bon Scott's hometown with muthaflippin' "HIGHWAY TO HELL". The AC/DC Street Band?!"

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