Australian hard-rock band AC/DC drummer Chris Slade talked about being the 100th drummer of the band auditioned for their live events. Slade shared the details about the good-old-days he’s playing with the timeless hard rock giant from 1989 to 1994.
Slade shared memories from the days of his early connection with the AC/DC in an interview with Ultimate Guitar, answering a question about the auditions for AC/DC 30 years ago, Slade brought us back to the unforgettable ‘90s.
Here is what he said:
“On my way from the audition, which was an hour ride, I got lost because I was kicking myself thinking, ‘Why did you say that?’ and ‘Why did you play that?’ By the time I got home, they had called my house and said I got the gig.”
We infer from these words that supposing he did not perform up to his standards or expressed himself as well as he could, Slade was not expecting to take the call back and hear the wonderful news.
I was the 100th drummer they tried out. I was told by their drum tech, Dick Jones, a few months earlier, they auditioned drummers from some of the biggest bands in the world.”
Apparently, Slade’s gig was quite a success foreshadowing the incredible live plays that were yet to come. They performed on stage all around the world for long years.
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