If there’s one thing that sets AC/DC apart, it’s authenticity. Over the years, the legendary Australian band has remained true to their style but also to their people. Although the group’s line-up has undergone changes over the years, The young brothers They always stayed in the same place until their death Malcolm moment in which Angus decided to continue with the band Stevie Young his nephew, acted as a replacement.
Despite all this, however, it’s worth asking why Angus Young never embarked on a solo career outside of AC/DC, or why his collaborations with other bands were only ever measured in small quantities. The Ax has always been reserved when it comes to recordings by bands other than his own.
The answer goes back several decades.
The members of AC/DC have been through all sorts of situations together, the best and the worst, but they always kept going. If we go back to this interview from 1996 (via Rock stars), Angus explains why he was neither willing to collaborate with other groups nor opted for a solo career.
The reasons for this are simple: although not only the Australian band had already worked a lot on their own, its members always wanted to record and play together as much as possible.
“Over the years I’ve been asked to work on other albums“ Angus commented in this lecture. “I like the time I spend with AC/DC, and it’s a lot. I feel good. Especially when Malcolm and I are together. We work as a team. But also with the other boys. If they told Brian he should record something solo, he would say, ‘Hey, that’s a good idea, can I bring the other guys?'”
The living, an exception
Angus is still not the type of guy who plays with other people often. But in 2003, Angus and Malcolm Young took the stage during a festival in Toronto to play alongside the Rolling Stones. The occasion deserves it.
2016 and 2017 perhaps as a thank you for providing it Axl Rose substitute Brian Johnson During his long hearing injury, Angus Young also took the stage Guns N’ Roses to cover AC/DC songs on certain occasions.
Last year it was another member of AC/DC, Brian Johnson who took the stage at a historic occasion with the Foo Fighters to perform the symbolic “Back in black” at the Global Citizen event. There is no doubt that it would be a dream come true for Dave Grohl’s people.
If you could see Angus Young record with another band, who would it be?