The original Ozzy Osbourne bassist who currently works with Rainbow, Bob Daisley, was recently interviewed by The CMS Network’s ‘Shockwaves Skullsessions’ and talked about many things varying from his latest project ‘The Upstarts’ to his thoughts on AC/DC legend Angus Young.
Bob Daisley was born in 1950 and during his 50 years of career, he collaborated with many legends like Ozzy Osbourne, Uriah Heep, Gary Moore, Yngwie Malmsteen, Lone Star, and AC/DC’s Angus Young. He released his latest studio album ‘The Upstarts‘ last month and it features 13 never-released before tracks.
In the interview he had with Shockwaves Skullsessions, Rainbow star recalled the days AC/DC opened up some shows at their American tour and showed his deep respect for the only constant original member of AC/DC, Angus Young, saying he got disregarded a little bit too much.
He recalled working with Young saying:
“Angus Young, I think he’s a brilliant player! He’s great, he gets a great tone. He had some good influences too – Paul Kossoff was one of his big heroes. But Angus is just such a brilliant player and he’s wonderful… When I was with Rainbow, AC/DC opened up for some shows at the American tour – that would have been in ’78.
Bon Scott was a mate of mine, I knew Bon very well, and Malcolm as well. Malcolm is another one who gets overlooked a little bit because really AC/DC was his band.
He gave it that direction, and he was a strong force behind the direction of AC/DC. I think he got disregarded a little bit too much. ‘He’s just the rhythm player who just stands there and plays chords…’ But he was the brains and heart and soul behind that band.”
You can listen to the whole interview below.