Guitarist Angus Young says that he still hasn’t made a decision about the AC/DC future after the “Rock Or Bust” tour ends.
Angus was asked by Rolling Stone in new interview if he thinks Cliff‘s decision to retire is related to Brian leaving: “Cliff made it known before we’d even started touring – this would be his last. Besides myself, Cliff has been there the longest, since 1977. Cliff and Brian are in the same age bracket. They like to go out, hit the pubs. They had the bond.”
Regarding if he ever wonder to quit after Malcolm couldn’t continue, he said: “That might be the case. But Malcolm was always one to battle through. He would look at me in times of crisis and go, ‘We’ll just go in and do some work. We’ll sit and write some songs.’ He had that drive, and I feel obligated to keep it going, maybe because I was there in the beginning with him.”
Speaking about his nephew Stevie filling Malcolm on guitar, he said: “Sometimes I do a double take. I hear the sound behind me and think, ‘That sounds so Mal.’ When Stevie was younger, he really focused on what Mal did. It’s not an easy thing. You gotta be solid, confident. It looks simple. It is definitely not simple.”
Asked if Brian was having hearing problems before the tour, Angus responded: “He was having problems when we were rehearsing for Coachella [in 2015]. He already had one bad ear. He damaged it in a car accident. The one good ear was rapidly dropping. We were in Australia, and he was seeing a specialist. Each show he did, he had to get monitored and treated. But it was becoming too hard for him.”
Entire interview can be read at this location.
AC/DC released their highly acclaimed studio album, ‘Rock or Bust’, in December 2014 and it peaked at #1 in twelve countries and #3 in the U.S. Billboard charts. In a career that spans over four decades, AC/DC have sold an incredible 200 million albums worldwide, over 70 million in the US alone, producing landmark albums such as ‘Highway to Hell’ and the seminal ‘Back in Black’ which is the biggest selling hard rock album ever, helping to make AC/DC one of the top five selling bands in American music history. Their distinctive brand of high voltage rock ‘n’ roll, awesome stadium rock shows and everlasting anthems continues to energise fans globally from Adelaide to Atlanta, from Prague to Philadelphia and all points between.
The rescheduled AC/DC ‘Rock or Bust’ U.S. dates with Axl Rose:
|Ft. Lauderdale, FL
|Quicken Loans Arena
|First Niagara Center
|New York, NY
|Madison Square Garden
|Wells Fargo Center