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According to Kirriemuir Herald, next year’s edition of BonFest — the annual event celebrates the life and music of late AC/DC frontman Bon Scott, who died in 1980 — will be moved from its usual May time slot to the August 15-17 of in the hope that this will coincide with the unveiling of the Bon Scott statue which is planned for the center of his hometown of Kirriemuir, Scotland. There are also plans to bring camping to the event to try and address the accommodation problem in the town.

The Pulse Of Radio reported earlier in the year that AC/DC gave its endorsement to a campaign to get a statue of Bon Scott erected in Kirriemuir. The band posted an item about the project on its official web site and pointed to the site of DD8 Music, organizers of the campaign, where fans can donate to the project’s fundraising drive.

DD8 Music‘s Graham Calloway said he didn’t speak with anyone from the band before they promoted the campaign on their website.

Guitarist Malcolm Young told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that Scott‘s spirit has always stayed with the group. “He’s always there,” he said. “He never left the band. That’s just the way that we are. You know, we’re very tight as a unit. It’s the reality of it all. You just never forget. There’s so many stories with Bon, and it creeps in every day. And if it’s not one of the band, it’s a fan.”

Individual members of the group past and present have offered their support previously, with former bassist Mark Evans saying last September, “It’s so amazing that Bon is getting honored like this, especially since Scotland is such an important place in the history of AC/DC. Bon already had a street named after him in Kirriemuir and now this!”

The statue would be the second of Scott, who was born in Kirriemuir in 1946 but moved with his family to Australia in 1952. An Australian statue honoring Scott has already been on display since February 2008.

The singer died in 1980 at the age of 33 from alcohol poisoning. He sang on AC/DC‘s first six studio albums, including “High Voltage”, “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”, “Let There Be Rock” and “Highway To Hell”.

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Scotland’s Rise With Honour has issued the following announcement about deciding to call it a day: “Hey folks, “A bit of sad news coming your way, after much problems with members leaving at the beginning of the year, we’ve all kinda lost out way in terms of what direction we want this band to go in, thus being said, we have decided to call it a day under the Rise With Honour name! “We can’t even begin to tell you how thankful we are to each and every one of you that ever came to a show, chatted to us on the street or privately messaged us, we have enjoyed every minute of this band, we are somewhat sad that this can’t continue but a small time local band that has supported the likes of Bleed from Within & Broadway, not to mention also the 40000+ views we have on our music video for Sinking Ships, we personally never expected any of this, not a milestone by any means but quite an achievement nonetheless “Can’t even begin who to thank, you know who you all are, Nick Scholey, the guys in Brace, Dividing The Silence, Akord anyone who has ever put us on a show, Mackie Bros, the list is honestly endless! “Our last show under the RWH name will be Wake The Deen, so hopefully you will all come down and let’s make it one hell of a sendoff! We will confirm what day and time we are on soon as its not been revealed yet, but lets go crazy and smash this show! “The only bit of good news for you is that something else is being set up which we are taking what we had with RWH and re-vamping it on a bigger/better scale, this obviously also will involve a name change too as we feel trying to start fresh under the same name just wouldn’t work, that’s all we will say about that for the meantime. “Lastly, we want to thank everyone that came to a show and cheered us on, it’s a great feeling and long may it continue in due course, we can’t thank you enough, you’re all awesome. “If you have read all of this then thank you, make sure you head to Wake the Deen and catch us for one last time under the Rise With Honour brand and we will see you very soon with our new project! Hope you’re all excited for it as much as we are!”

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A 24-year-old died and others were injured at a 50,000-capacity Stone Roses concert in Scotland at the weekend.

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According to The Pulse Of Radio, AC/DC has officially given its endorsement to a campaign to get a statue of late lead singer Bon Scott erected in his hometown of Kirriemuir, Scotland.

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According to The Courier, a bid to raise £50,000 to erect a bronze statue of legendary AC/DC singer Bon Scott in Kirriemuir, Scotland — his birthplace and home of his family in his early years — was launched this past weekend at the annual BonFest celebration.

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According to The Courier, collector Neil McDonald has loaned more AC/DC memorabilia to the Gateway to the Glens Museum in Kirriemuir, Scotland — late AC/DC singer Bon Scott’s birthplace and home of his family in his early years.

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DARKHAUS, the intercontinental modern rock outfit consisting of five men from four representative countries (Scotland, USA, Germany, Austria), has inked a deal with Steamhammer/SPV.

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Scotland’s Bleed From Within’s posted a trailer featuring the artwork for the band’s new album “Uprising.” The LP is due out March 25, 2013 (EU) and April 2, 2013 (North America) via Century Media. The new album will be the first full length release featuring Ex-Trigger the Bloodshed guitarist Martyn Evans.

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The Scotland-based heavy metal podcast “Heavy Metal Buffet” recently conducted an interview with ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello.

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In a new interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, former AC/DC bassist Mark Evans — author of the new book “Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside AC/DC” — praises the decision by Bon Scott’s birthplace, Kirriemuir, Scotland, to erect a statue in the late singer’s honor.

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