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Documentary About AC/DC Tribute Band BACK IN BLACK To Receive West Coast Premiere

“My Silly Tribute Band”, the music documentary from the Dallas, Texas-based AC/DC tribute band BACK IN BLACK, was chosen by the Dances With Movies pageant and may have its West Coast premiere on June 15 at 9:15 p.m. on the legendary TCL Chinese language Theatre in Hollywood. Previous to the screening, the band will carry out a free live performance on the Ovation Complicated at 8 p.m. on Hollywood Blvd.

“My Silly Tribute Band” follows the 20-year historical past of BACK IN BLACK and culminates with its lead singer’s audition for AC/DC in 2016, again when Brian Johnson‘s listening to loss compelled him to depart the “Rock Or Bust” tour. It’s a heartwarming and enjoyable account celebrating the lows and highs encountered all through their profession.

“My Silly Tribute Band” author/director Michael Mroz mentioned: “It’s such an honor to be chosen by this prestigious pageant. I am unable to consider we’re premiering our movie on the Chinese language Theatre, that is the identical theater that premiered ‘Star Wars’.”

For tickets to the screening, go to this location.

BACK IN BLACK frontman Darren Caperna was one among a number of individuals who have been chosen by AC/DC to audition for the job of the lead singer within the legendary arduous rock outfit. The audition passed off the week of March 14, 2016 at a personal rehearsal studio in Atlanta. Caperna was contacted by AC/DC by way of telephone and was instantly flown out by the Australian rockers. Becoming a member of him on the journey was founding BACK IN BLACK member and guitarist Mike Mroz.

The audition started with a soundcheck, whereby the AC/DC tech crew carried out a few songs with Caperna, to set ranges and to assist him really feel extra comfy. Then, after a brief break, AC/DC got here within the room and greeted each Caperna and Mroz. “After the soundcheck, Darren and I have been speaking to the guitar techs, and unexpectedly I look over my shoulder and Angus Younger was standing behind me ready to say hello,” mentioned Mroz.

After assembly the band, and having some tea, AC/DC put Caperna to work. What was imagined to be three- or four-song audition changed into a 21-song live performance. Caperna ended up singing the whole “Rock Or Bust” tour set, plus two extra songs that AC/DC guitarist Angus Younger wished to play, “Canine Eat Canine” and “Riff Raff”. Caperna commented: “Earlier than we began ‘Riff Raff’, Angus got here as much as me, and mentioned, ‘I am warning you upfront that we’re nonetheless a little bit rusty on this tune!’ Did I simply hear Angus apologizing to me?!”

Mroz and Caperna spent over 4 hours with their musical heroes. Caperna acknowledged: “It was all so surreal. We had a few breaks, and Angus informed me some nice Bon Scott tales. They have been all so pleasant, and handled us as their friends. I nonetheless cannot consider that I sang with AC/DC!”

Caperna added: “Regardless that I didn’t get the job, it was the expertise of a lifetime! Being in a tribute band for ]20] years, we have been hoping that we might have the ability to meet AC/DC in the future — however this goes approach past our expectations! Now, I’ve a fantastic story to inform my grandchildren, and the guitar college students that I train at For These About To Rock College in Southlake, Texas.”

Mraz mentioned: “This expertise was so inspiring and academic. Plus, I had my very own non-public AC/DC live performance, fronted by my singer. On the finish of the evening, I noticed Angus exterior, and he informed me that Darren had carried out a fantastic job. I thanked him once more for the chance. I informed him that once I first began our tribute band (BACK IN BLACK),I used to be a little bit uncomfortable carrying his trademark schoolboy outfit. However then I noticed that it drove the women loopy! Angus laughed and replied: ‘Do not inform anybody our secret!'”

Shaped in 2001, BACK IN BLACK continues to carry its unimaginable excessive power live performance replica to audiences throughout the nation and is already on schedule to play over 100 exhibits this yr.

For extra data on BACK IN BLACK, go to backinblack.data.

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