COMING SOON: Angry Anderson, frontman of Rose Tattoo.
COMING SOON: Angry Anderson, frontman of Rose Tattoo. Dave Noonan

Six songs Aussie rock icons love the most

BLOOD Sweat and Beers - The Concert is a four-part show, blistering over two hours.

The music event includes members from AC/DC, The Angels, Screaming Jets and Rose Tattoo.

These music industry legends have performed to millions of people, had dozens of hit singles in the ARIA charts, sold millions of albums and been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

This concert features Classic Bon Scott AC/DC songs, a set of The Angels and Screaming Jets favourites featuring members of these iconic bands, and to bring it home a blistering set of Rose Tattoo classics fronted by the great man himself Angry Anderson.

We asked each one of them to pick one song from the show and tell us why they had to be in the gig:

  • Can't Be Beaten: "Because it's about being an Aussie mate!" - Angry Anderson.

The unmistakeable Rose Tattoo front man Angry Anderson has slayed audiences and bled on stages across the globe for over 40 years.

  • Highway To Hell: "As this is my favourite AC/DC track to play live." - James Morley.

In 1989, Mirley caught wind of an opening as bass player for rock legends The Angels. Within a couple of weeks, he was sitting at Ardent studios in Memphis, recording Beyond Salvation, which went on to sell at double platinum status and became the first number one album for The Angels in Australia.

Five years and a couple of more albums later, James left the band to record his own album.

  • Whole Lotta Rosie: "As my nickname is Rosie, I always chuckle when we perform this song. It's made even more special because I love the way Angry sings Bon Scott era Acca Dacca." - Craig "Rosie" Rosevear.

Rosie became the Screaming Jets drummer and "brother in rock" to Grant Walmsley since he moved to Los Angeles in the early 1990s after a call from Walmsley asking him to join the iconic band.

  • Scarred For Life: " It is my favourite Tatts song and tells the classic tale of urban struggle and a young man coming to terms with his choices. That and it all sits on top of one of the toughest guitar riffs ever written, courtesy of the great 'Rockin' Rob Riley." - Dai Pritchard.

Pritchard is the guitarist of choice by some pretty big names, among them Jimmy Barnes, Glen Shorrock, Doug Parkinson and even Olivia Newton-John.

  • Better: "I wrote this track when I was 17-years-old, on my parent's front porch in five minutes... (It's) a song about hope in the face of adversity." - Grant Walmsley.

Grant Walmsley is the founder and songwriter/guitarist of the legendary Screaming Jets. His song Better has become a certified classic and Aussie rock anthem.

  • No Secrets: "It has the greatest guitar solo in the world, that song." - Paul Coxon.

Faceplant founder, singer, songwriter and bassist, Coxon enjoyed success leading this iconic Newcastle grunge band in the 90s.

At the Ballina RSL Club on Saturday, September 3, from 8.45pm. $35.

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