Angus Young Says Bon Scott And Malcolm Young Were Irreplaceable People
In an interview with Rock Antenne, AC/DC icon Angus Young talked about his late bandmates, Malcolm Young and Bon Scott, and explained why no one can replace their place in AC/DC.
The legendary Australian rock band AC/DC released their latest album named ‘Power Up‘ in November 2020. The 17th album of the band featured Brian Johnson, Phil Rudd, Cliff Williams, Angus Young, and Stevie Young, and became the Number 1 Best Seller on Amazon within the first two days of its release. Angus referred to the album as a tribute to the band’s late rhythm guitarist and co-founder, Malcolm Young, who passed away due to dementia back on November 18, 2017.
As you may know, Malcolm’s death wasn’t the only loss that AC/DC members had to cope with. The band’s former lead guitarist Bon Scott sadly passed away on February 19, 1980, at the age of 33. The cause of his death was revealed as acute alcohol poisoning.
In a recent appearance on Rock Antenne, AC/DC guitarist Angus Young answered questions about the late members of the band and their legacy to the band’s music. During the interview, Angus stated that it was almost impossible to find someone like Malcolm Young since ‘he created it all.’
Young further said that Malcolm was the guiding influence for AC/DC and therefore he is irreplaceable. Angus also touched upon the late frontman of the band, Bon Scott, and stated that he and his beloved brother are both irreplaceable who had unique characters.
Here is what Angus Young stated about Malcolm Young and Bon Scott:
“You can never find anyone who’s like Malcolm because he created it all, he started in the beginning – he was the founding guy of it all, and he was the one who said, ‘We should do this and do it that way.’
He was the guiding influence for the whole of AC/DC, and so he’s irreplaceable in that sense. It’s probably the same with Malcolm and even with Bon, they’re irreplaceable people, the unique characters of themselves.
But I take my inspiration for it all because Malcolm, even up until he was badly affected with the disease – he had dementia – when he was clear-headed in clear moments, he was always going, ‘No, you keep going, just keep going.’ And that was his thing, that he always had. He was that way even with Bon before he passed away. He knew that Bon would have been the same – you just keep going.”
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