To celebrate 40 years of Highway To Hell, AC/DC have shared the album’s original cover art on Instagram, revealing that the image was rejected by Atlantic Records in favour of the cover we know today. 

“The original Highway To Hell cover was “shot down in flames” by the American record company,” the band said in an Instagram post. Check out the original image above.

AC/DC have been active on social media while celebrating the 40th anniversary of Highway To Hell, which was released on July 27th, 1979, sharing rare versions of Highway To Hell and The Jack performed on Dutch TV. 

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  • Harold Taint on

    It was also released in 1979 in Australia.

  • Donald Pudas on

    Horrible. Glad they did not go with that.

  • Charles Clinchot on

    I like the original better this one is too busy luckily they didn’t include a highway thin it be like Priest point of no return album but on fire

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