The original vocalist for AC/DC, Dave Evans, has given his support for the band and has told Angus Young to make another album to “keep the brand going”.
Before Bon Scott replaced him in 1974, Dave Evans was the lead singer of AC/DC for 10 months. Dave appeared on the song ‘Can I Sit Next To You Girl’, but that was later re-recorded by Bon Scott.
AC/DC have had a couple of really tough years, with members of the band having to drop out for various reasons. In March 2016, Brian Johnson had to be replaced by Axl Rose to finish off the Rock or Bust world tour, due to doctors’ orders. Cliff Williams retired, Phil Rudd was charged with attempted murder and unfortunately Malcolm Young had to stop for health reasons. Dave has now said that this would be the time to get back to the studio to keep everything “legitimate”.
In an interview with Australian Rock Show, Dave said “I like the fact that the brand is still out there because that’s all it is these days – it’s just a brand.
“Angus is the only original member left and a lot of the others are all gone, too. If he wants to keep the AC/DC brand going, which he can do, they need to settle on a new singer – whether it’s going be Axl or not. And they need to record a new album to make it legitimate.”
He goes on, “They’ve had many lineups along the way. They were on their third bass player and third drummer by the time I left the band.
“There has been four singers now, including Axl, so it’s been an revolving situation since the very original first lineup with myself and the other boys.
“If they wanna keep the brand going again with a new lineup, with Angus, they need to record a new album and see how the fans take that.”
It has been recently announced that Brian Johnson will have his own TV show called Brian Johnson’s Life On The Road
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