Former AC/DC drummer Chris Slade spoke in an interview with EonMusic and remembered the last phone call he got from late AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young.

According to statement, Malcolm Young was called him to ask return to the band. Because in those days, Phil was kicked out of the band.

Here’s the statement:

I got a call from Malcolm saying, ‘We’re going to try Phil out,’. ‘Apparently he’s straightened himself up, and we’re going to try him out.’ And I went, ‘Well, I’m gone then, Malcolm … ’ And he said, ‘No, no, we want you to stay on; we don’t even know if he can play drums anymore, because it’s been a while.’

And I said, ‘And you’re going to try him out?’ And he said, ‘Yeah, well, we’ve talked to him.’ And I said, ‘Well, I’m gone, and if he can’t play drums, that’s your problem now, Malcolm.’”

Slade insisted on resigning “there and then” despite Young’s offer to keep paying him. Asked if he’d been happy with the situation, he said:

No, I wasn’t. After that I didn’t touch a drumstick for three years. It just knocked me back. I thought, ‘You do your best – as I always do, as I always have – and it’s not appreciated,’ and I thought, ‘I’ve had enough of this business.’”

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AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young has passed away on November 18, 2017. According to recent rumors, AC/DC’s new album will feature Malcolm’s rhythm guitar records.