Marc Storace Addresses His Decision Of Picking Krokus Over AC/DC

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Krokus lead singer Marc Storace recently talked about his decision to turn down an audition for AC/DC during a new interview with Linea Rock. The singer said that he never regretted his decision although it was a good chance.

In 1974, the original singer of AC/DC, Dave Evans, left the band due to his personal clashes with band members and management and was replaced by Bon Scott. Scott contributed to the band’s first six albums, including the 1979 album ‘Highway to Hell,’ which marked the band’s major breakthrough. Unfortunately, Scott was found dead in 1980 at the age of 33 due to alcohol poisoning.

When Bon Scott tragically passed away, AC/DC was working on their seventh studio album. The remaining band members were initially unsure about continuing, but then they decided to carry on and find a new vocalist. They had several names in mind as possible replacements at the time, and Marc Storace also got the chance to take the job.

As Storace revealed during the interview, he was asked by the CEO of a company whether he would consider auditioning for AC/DC while they were looking for a new lead singer. Marc Storace had just released their first two albums with his band, Krokus, and their success had started increasing. Thus, he told the CEO that he was happy being a part of Krokus, so he never considered leaving the band.

The singer stated that he didn’t know how things would have turned out if he had decided to audition for AC/DC and maybe taken the lead vocalist position. Still, he never regretted his decision as he is really proud of what they’ve achieved with Krokus so far. Mark Storace noted that he is still happy with his decision, and he would still go in the same direction even if he had a chance to change his decision right now.

When asked about his decision of picking Krokus over AC/DC, Marc Storace replied:

 “That’s a hypothetical question. It’s all open to fantasy and dreams, but reality can take a different direction. And at that moment, I thought, ‘Well, I’m sitting on my high horse, enjoying success with Krokus.’ My debut album, ‘Metal Rendez-Vous,’ went like a rocket. We did ‘Hardware,’ and we had, actually, a brand new light show, which arrived from Birmingham.

And the CEO of that company in Birmingham — the whole hard rock scene, the center was Birmingham; Led Zeppelin and everyone else, and AC/DC, they were all doing their production stuff there. And the guy took me to the side, the CEO because he drove down to show us this new light show computer, which we’d never seen one like that. And then he took me to the side, and he said, ‘Would you like to audition for AC/DC?’ And I said, ‘Steve, I’m so happy here. Things are happening, and we’re going to go places. And these are my new mates.'”

He continued by saying:

“I had a kind of loyalty. I was really thankful that I joined Krokus because it suddenly happened. And I had been trying in many different ways. And even with TEA, though we had enjoyed an amount of success, it was nothing like what we achieved later on with Krokus. So, looking back at this little guy in Malta, where there’s no record companies, no big rock and roll life, and no tours the way I dreamed of and everything, and looking at Switzerland, where actually it’s more known for the banks and the chocolates and the watches than hard rock bands, and seeing how far that Krokus got to, I think we should be thankful.

And that’s the way I feel; I feel thankful for what I’ve achieved with these guys. The thing about AC/DC is it’s not realistic to think that way when you think why I decided that way. And I wouldn’t change a minute. I’m happy. I have a loving wife. I have two beautiful children. They’re intelligent. They’re doing their own thing. I have my own house. I’m an ambassador for Peugeot. It’s great to be alive. And that’s why I’m doing my solo album. And I don’t wanna stop.”

You can watch the full interview below.