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Female AC/DC tribute band Hell’s Belles rocks Vail Ale House, March 17

Hells Belles is an all-female band that pays tribute to rock ’n’ roll icons AC/DC. The Belles come to the Vail Ale House on Friday, March 17.

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What: Hell’s Belles, an AC/DC tribute band.

When: 10 p.m. Friday, March 17.

Where: Vail Ale House, 2161 North Frontage Road W., Vail.

Cost: $25.

More information: Tickets will be available online at http://www.eventbrite.com until 4 p.m. the day of the event. Additional tickets will be available at the door on the night of event, cash only. Visit facebook.com/babyrhinoentertainment to learn more.

VAIL — St. Patrick's Day will be rocking this year when Hell's Belles hit the stage at the Vail Ale House today. Hells Belles pays tribute to rock 'n' roll band AC/DC and were even endorsed by AC/DC member Angus Young in a 2003 issue of Blender Magazine.

Hell's Belles formed in 2000, the brainchild of former members Amy Stozenbach and Om Johari. The current lineup features Mandy Reed as Cliff Williams on bass guitar, Lisa Brisbois and Sharon Needles (Betty Blowtorch, Butt Trumpet) sharing duties as Malcolm Young on rhythm guitar, Judy Cocuzza (Betty Blowtorch) as Phil Rudd on drums, Australian Amber Saxon as Bon Scott and Brian Johnson on vocals and Adrian Conner as Angus Young on lead guitar.

Balancing of gender scales

"Representing for a new generation of women who won't be intimidated, Hell's Belles actively encourage our legions of lady fans to stand up and be counted and collaborate with women musicians and causes as a part of the mission toward rock 'n' roll inclusion," the band states. "Not some down-your-throat feminism, but a proactive support and action spirit toward the continued march toward balancing of the gender scales."

Hell's Belles have played thousands of shows around the world, including in Singapore, Japan, Canada and the United States. The band exudes raw power and attention to AC/DC details when belting out songs such as "Live Wire," "The Jack" and "TNT," as well as landmark hits "Highway to Hell," "Thunderstruck" and "Back in Black." The marathon set lists constantly change to include a fresh variety of classics.

Learn more about the band at http://www.hellsbelles.info.