AC/DC Completes New Album, Malcolm Young Hospitalized
Malcolm, the band’s rock-solid rhythm guitarist, kept "writing right until he couldn’t go any longer,” but he’s now left the band due the condition. Stevie Young, Angus and Malcolm's nephew, played guitar on the new album Rock or Bust and he’ll join them on next year's world tour (though the status of drummer Phil Rudd remains uncertain). Angus is adamant Stevie has rock ‘n’ roll in his veins.
Malcolm, he explains, was “a solid, hard rhythm player. I would do the bit of color on top of it. Between the two of us, we tried to make it one big solid guitar (sound). Malcolm is a very strong, solid player, very confident the way he played. Stevie does the same thing." Frontman Brian Johnson adds, “Stevie’s going to do fine, mate.”
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Angus chats comfortably about the creation of "Highway to Hell", and Brian talks of the “luck” that he rides with his all-out-rock vocals. In a Hall of Fame career that now spans 40 years, the lead guitar hero admits AC/DC has accumulated a treasure chest of unheard works. There’s “boxes full of stuff, a lot of great riffs, song ideas that we never used."
Angus also reveals the band had contemplated quitting. But when asked if AC/DC will keep on going, he doesn’t miss a beat. “Yeah, of course. You’ve got to love it. I still like picking up the guitar, I still like banging out chords.”
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