In a new interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, original AC/DC singer Dave Evans said that fans would back him to step in for band’s frontman, since Brian Johnson has been advised by doctors to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss.
When I perform around the world the fans love my music and my performances and I hear what they tell me,” Evans says. “That’s what they all tell me. They’re pretty appreciative of my vocals and performances.”
Evans says he feels for Johnson, who was forced to quit on doctor’s orders or risk going totally deaf, because being a lead singer himself, he shares the same mentality and motivation.
“A lot of people make jokes about going deaf from listening to loud music,” Evans shrugs, then just in case Angus is reading, adds: “It’s never been a problem for me.
“A lot of people make jokes about going deaf from listening to loud music,” Evans shrugs, then just in case Angus is reading, adds: “It’s never been a problem for me. I just thought it was sad news. It’s your lifeblood as a singer, live performances are so personal, without the crowd and the adrenalin it’s going to be hard for him. Performances are the big highs in our lives.”
Evans added that his return to AC/DC will probably never happen. But, he said, “it would be nice to do one guest performance. [Former members] were all part of the band no matters what era they were from.”
You can read entire interview at this location.