January 27, 2016


AC/DC's Bon Scott Getting Statue in Scottish Town

Fin Costello/Redferns
Fin Costello/Redferns

Former AC/DC singer Bon Scott will forever be immortalized in his hometown of Kirriemuir, Scotland. The place is pretty proud of the rock and roller, who served as the singer of the band from 1974 until his death in 1980, and is planning on erecting a statue of the dude that's 2.4 meters tall. For those of us in America, that's a little under eight feet.

Local organization DD8 wrote the following:

“Kirriemuir already has a few things honoring Bon — a street named after him, a memorial plaque, an AC/DC section in the local museum, and our annual Bonfest. However, we believe Bon’s memory deserves a lasting memorial. Renowned sculptor John McKenna will capture three things — his personality, his stage presence, and his Scottish roots.”

Pretty exciting stuff. While we've got you, make sure to click through our list of the 23 rock albums we can't wait to hear this year.