In an interview with Rolling Stone, AC/DC’s iconic guitarist Angus Young talked about the band’s new album, ‘Power Up,’ and revealed one of the last conversations he had with his late brother Malcolm Young.
As you might recall, the co-founder, rhythm guitarist, and backing vocalist of AC/DC Malcolm Young was diagnosed with dementia and admitted to a nursing home in 2014. Almost three years later, Young died from the effects of dementia on November 18, 2017, at the age of 64.
Earlier this month, the surviving members of AC/DC confirmed the upcoming release on November 13, 2020 of their new album, ‘Power Up,’ released the first single taken from it, ‘Shot in the Dark.’
Recently, AC/DC icon Angus Young joined an interview with Rolling Stone magazine to talk about their latest album, ‘Power Up.’ During the interview, Angus also revealed on of the very last words his brother and bandmate Malcolm told him before his death.
Apparently, Angus and Malcolm were having a conversation about the various song ideas they had while working on the band’s 2008 album ‘Black Ice.’ Angus stated that his brother told him that they should leave some of those songs for later, otherwise they would have been overboard.
Young also mentioned when he listened to the songs that Malcolm suggested to leave for another album, he decided to get those tracks out somehow which was now turned into a new AC/DC album. ‘Power Up’ actually contains material recorded before the death of the band’s co-founder Malcolm Young.
Here’s what Angus Young stated about his dialogue with Malcolm:
“There were a lot of great song ideas from that time. At that time he said to me, ‘We’ll leave these songs for now. If we keep going, we’ll be overboard. We’ll get them on the next one.’
That always stuck with me. When I went through and listened to them, I said, ‘If I do anything in my life, I have to get these tracks down and get these tracks out.’”
Furthermore, Angus Young claimed that the upcoming AC/DC album was dedicated to his brother Malcolm and continued:
“This record is pretty much a dedication to Malcolm, my brother. It’s a tribute for him like Back in Black was a tribute to Bon Scott.”
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