Guns N’ Roses’ Slash Shares His All-Time Favorite AC/DC Record

Guns N’ Roses lead guitarist Slash named his favorite AC/DC album and talked about another one, which became very popular and successful in his latest interview with 95.5 KLOS. Also, he explained the reason behind choosing that album from the late frontman Bon Scott era.

AC/DC released their fifth studio album named ‘Powerage’ on May 5, 1978, and it achieved critical acclaim with its pure rock and roll and hard rock songs and well-written lyrics. However, the album could never reach popularity and success of ‘Highway to Hell,’ which music critics defined as the band’s breakthrough, or ‘Back in Black.’ Therefore, the band’s late co-founder and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young had said it’s the most underrated AC/DC album.

His words about the record took place in the band’s autobiographical book entitled ‘AC/DC: Maximum Rock & Roll: The Ultimate Story of the World’s Greatest Rock-and-Roll Band’ released on February 5, 2008. GN’R’s Slash seems to agree with Young considering his choice of ‘Powerage’ as his all-time favorite AC/DC album when the host asked him to share it.

In addition, the guitarist stated that he admired ‘Back in Black,’ which was a hit back then. Slash continued to praise the record, saying that both the songs and their new frontman Brian Johnson, who replaced Bon Scott after his tragic death, were very inspiring for him. However, the Guns N’ Roses guitarist added that he still prefers ‘Powerage’ by emphasizing its rawness, which is why he named the record his favorite.

Slash shared his ideas, saying:

“Yeah, well, I mean it’s two. There are two of my favorite records. One’s Bon Scott’s. That’s ‘Down Payment Blues’and ‘Powerage.’ However, I mean, ‘Back in Black’ was a big deal at the time because when it came out… They were talking about that period when, in the ’80s when ‘Back in Black’ had come out and it was such a massive record, and the songs were so great, and it was a great record from start to finish.

So that Brian Johnson’s delivery on that record and some of those songs are undisputedly some of the best rock and roll ever created. However, the ‘Powerage’ record is probably, hands down, my favorite musical AC/DC record. I think just the rawness of the record and the songs themselves. It’s a seminal AC/DC record.”

You can check out the interview below.