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It may not be a Highway to Hell -- but at least the legendary Australian hard-rock band AC/DC now has a small suburban street in Spain named after them. Hundreds of music lovers roared in approval when the mayor of Madrid's Leganes district invited greying veteran band members Malcolm and Angus Young -- wearing his trademark schoolboy uniform -- to unveil a sign for the new AC/DC Street. Mayor Jose Luis Perez said it was the first street in the world to be named after the band. The ceremony took place to a soundtrack of AC/DC's deafening anthems. Though it was not clear why a country better known for flamenco guitar music would choose to honour a rock band in this way, the Leganes district is known as a stronghold of rock fans.

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