AC/DC lead guitarist Angus Young has been voted the top icon in rock history. According to a list in the U.K. rock magazine Kerrang!, Young holds the Number One ranking, ahead of Dave Grohl from Foo Fighters, Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day, Iron Maiden mascot "Eddie," and the late Kurt Cobain from Nirvana. The rankings feature some of Young's peers, like Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi, Aerosmith's Joe Perry, and Queen's Brian May, while also saluting modern rockers like singer Amy Lee from Evanescence, bassist Pete Wentz from Fall Out Boy, guitarist Benji Madden from Good Charlotte, and singer Chester Bennington from Linkin Park.
Besides Young, AC/DC was also represented on the "100 Icons" list by the late Bon Scott at Number 62, Brian Johnson at Number 81, and Malcolm Young at Number 90.
According to the Kerrang! entry on Wikipedia, AC/DC was on the magazine's first cover back in June 1981.
Other groups with multiple placements include:
Pantera, with the late Dimebag Darrell at Number Eight and Phil Anselmo at Number 54;
Metallica, with James Hetfield at Number Six, Kirk Hammett at Number 40, Lars Ulrich at Number 41, and the late Cliff Burton at Number 45;
Judas Priest, with Rob Halford at Number 10 and K.K. Downing & Glenn Tipton at Numbers 71 and 72;
Led Zeppelin, with Jimmy Page at Number 11, Robert Plant at Number 43, and the late John Bonham at Number 55;
Guns N' Roses, with Slash at Number 13 and Axl Rose at Number 20;
Blink-182, with Tom Delonge at Number 28 and Mark Hoppus at Number 29;
Black Sabbath, with Tony Iommi at Number 30 and Ozzy Osbourne at Number 31;
System Of A Down, with Serj Tankian at Number 35 and Daron Malakian at Number 36;
and Aerosmith, with Joe Perry at Number 52 and Steven Tyler at Number 53.