During a recent interview with SiriusXM’s podcast on Soundcloud, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian has praised AC/DC over Malcolm Young’s rhythm guitar style.
He also claimed that Malcolm Young is the best rhythm guitarist of all time. Here’s the statement:
“Ask any guitar player — rhythm or lead guitar player — and they’ll tell you Malcolm’s the best; he’s the best. Literally, his riffs and his approach to playing, his dynamics… His right hand was so percussive as a rhythm player, so the dynamics are just unbelievable.
And it just cuts through in a way that nobody else, before, during or after, playing hard rock will ever, ever come close to, because no one else is gonna write those riffs again; they’ve already been written. You can’t write those riffs again; it’s impossible. Because then you’ll just sound like a bad AC/DC ripoff.”
“There is just an instant rush anytime I hear AC/DC. It’s like mainlined into my brain. As soon as I hear him playing chords, I just get excited, still, after all these years. If I put on ‘Let There Be Rock’, I feel the same now as I did 40 years ago. It moves me in exactly the same way.”
You can listen to the entire podcast below. Click here for the source of the statement. (Blabbermouth)