AC/DC co-founder and also the lead guitarist of the band for decades, Angus Young, was recently interviewed by Patrick Prince of Goldmine Mag this week and talked about the latest album of the band named ‘Power Up’ as well as the unbelievable skills of his late brother Malcolm Young.
As you might remember, AC/DC has released their seventeenth studio album ‘PWR/UP’ also known as ‘Power Up’ at the end of 2020 and the album has managed to take place in ‘Consequence of Sound’ and ‘Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Albums of 2020.
In his latest interview, Angus admitted that there are a lot of songs in the album that was written by him and Malcolm himself and they had so many ideas before his death. According to Angus, his brother’s guitar skills were far beyond than him and he was one of the best human metronomes ever.
Malcolm was one of the best rhythm guitarists of his era and he was playing with the band from 1973 to 2014 before he decided to retire because of his health issues. After three years of leaving the band to get treatment for his ongoing issues with dementia, he passed away from this world at the age of 64.
Here is what Angus Young said about his legendary late brother:
“I always used to say, if we were on stage, and my guitar goes down, you wouldn’t notice. But if his guitar went down, you’d notice. He stamped that backbeat, very driving, very confident. He was always that way as a player. Very strong.
He was the most confident guy I ever saw with a guitar, probably because he’d been playing that well since he was very young. He was always ahead of the game. And he was always on top of whatever he did.”
“Even in the early days, when we played clubs and cover bars, and people would get rowdy, and go on, ‘Play this song, play that song,‘ we’d play it, and he would just play, even if he never played it before.
I’d be like two miles behind just watching him. I’d be, like, ‘What’s the next chord?’ and he’d always know it. And the way he played. He’d always be so confident, you know.”
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