A Kickstarter campaign for a memorial statue of deceased AC/DC frontman Bon Scott has been given the official seal of approval by the band itself. The AC/DC official website now sports a decent-sized post on the campaign, encouraging their dedicated followers to dig deep and donate.
The campaign seeks funds to raise the statue in Scott’s birth place of Kirriemuir, Scotland and was announced earlier this week. DD8 Music, the same team who brought the town their internationally lauded Bon Scott Music Festival launched the Kickstarter campaign with the hopes of raising £50,000 ($AU77,000) to fully fund the memorial statue.
With 19 days to go, the lump sum sits about two thirds from the goal, but now that the AC/DC community has picked up on it that shouldn’t be a problem.
According to DDB staffer Graham Calloway, no-one from the company spoke with the band about the idea, making their voluntary involvement in the cause all the more meaningful.
The statue has already been designed, so all that’s left is to pay the guy and get it up. Here’s hoping that the good townsfolk of Kirriemuir actually like AC/DC as with a street already named after the deceased vocalist, the festival and the potential statue, they’re certainly immersed in the essence of Oz rock.
(Via Ultimate Classic Rock)