As we all agree, AC/DC’s late guitarist Malcolm Young is one the best rhythm guitarists of all time. But on this story, he playing bass guitar…
Speaking in a recent interview with Eon Music, former AC/DC drummer Chris Slade has revealed the untold story of why Malcolm Young played bass guitar at rehearsal.
He remembered the time when they recording ‘Ballbreaker’ demo in end of 1994 and said:
“I got a phone call from Malcolm [Young], actually. I’d been doing demos with the guys in London; Angus, Malcolm, and myself.
Malcolm was playing bass, and Angus was playing rhythm – no lead guitar, just rhythm guitar, which seems very strange, because Malcolm, being one of the greatest rhythm guitarists ever. But he played bass in these sessions, and that went on for weeks, and they were writing as they were going along as well.
I thought; “Well, the guys are in the studio and I wouldn’t mind playing drums”, and I put that to them, and they said; “Yeah, come along”, so that’s what I did, again, for weeks and weeks. I’m terrible with titles, but it was for the next album that came out [1995’s ‘Ballbreaker’], and I demoed every track for that album.”
He also mentioned about the rumors that ‘AC/DC recording new album right now in Vancouver’. Here’s the statement:
“There’s all sorts of rumours: Axl’s going to be doing a track, Brian’s going to be doing a track, there’s so many variables here. And I’ve learned with AC/DC also, not to believe the rumours, because even fans fake things.
But Angus is now over 60, I think, so he’s still got a few years to go, if you go by me and Brian. That’s all he does – he relaxes by painting, and he smokes fags, and that’s about it, so the rest of the time, he’s playing guitar.”
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