“The place do I begin?” Weapons N’ Roses’ Slash responds to studies of a brand new AC/DC album
Final 12 months, it was reported that the rock icons had been engaged on a brand new album that may characteristic the work of their late rhythm guitarist Malcolm Younger on “each monitor”, in accordance with “a dependable supply contained in the AC/DC camp”. The rhythm guitarist died in November 2017 after retiring from the band because of early onset dementia.
Earlier this 12 months, Brian Johnson reportedly confirmed that he can be singing on a brand new AC/DC album.
In a brand new interview with Consequence of Sound, Slash responded to the information describing them as “the best rock ‘n’ roll band ever.”
He stated: “The place do I begin? AC/DC is bar none, apart from the [Rolling] Stones, the best rock ‘n’ roll band ever. The Stones will all the time come first for me after which AC/DC. There aren’t any different bands that truly play that model of actually ’50s-influenced straight-up rock ‘n’ roll like AC/DC. I like them for that.
“I feel Phil Rudd is among the finest drummers of all time. So anytime he was not within the band, I used to be all the time dissatisfied. Nevertheless it’s nice that Cliff [Williams is] going to be again as a result of I keep in mind being backstage with these guys on the finish of the final tour and him saying that he was gone and that he was retired. So it’s nice that everyone’s again, but it surely’s particularly superior that Brian [Johnson] is again.”
Johnson was pressured to give up the band in 2016 after struggling listening to loss and was changed on the band’s tour by Weapons N’ Roses singer Axl Rose. He was then rumoured to be reuniting with the rock legends for a brand new report after being noticed with the band’s former drummer Phil Rudd in Vancouver.
Earlier this 12 months, American band Terrorizer seemingly confirmed information of the brand new album after assembly Johnson in an airport.
“We bumped into Brian Johnson from AC/DC on the airport at present after the flight dwelling,” they wrote on Fb.
“We requested him concerning the rumours of him being on the brand new AC/DC album and he stated ‘sure’ and that he’s ‘sick of denying it.’ In order that was a cool shock ending to the tour.”
Final 12 months, Slash revealed what his preliminary ideas had been when he heard Axl Rose can be fronting AC/DC.
Talking to the Los Angeles Occasions, Slash stated: “The Axl-doing-AC/DC factor, I went and checked that out, and it was superior. I used to be in all probability as sceptical as anyone due to the long-lasting standing of the band.”
His preliminary misgivings cleared whereas watching his bandmate carry out with the group, although. “He pulled it off and it was nice,” he added.