If there is anybody who deserves to feel cheated by the revolving door of vocalists AC/DC has employed over the decades, it would be the group’s original singer Dave Evans.
But, rather than bitch and moan about how he was cheated out of millions, Evans has been a good sport over the years, often talking at length on record about the band’s early history. He didn’t even seem pissed about being overlooked to replace Brian Johnson, despite putting his hand up for the gig.
In fact, Evans feels that AC/DC needs to record with new singer Axl Rose, telling the appropriately-named Australian Rock Show such a move would “make it legitimate”.
“I like the fact that the brand is still out there”, Evans told the show, “cos 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, because he’s still in the band, they need to settle on a new singer — whether it’s gonna be Axl or not — and they need to record a new album, to make it legitimate. That way, AC/DC as a brand, and Angus, will have a new record out.
“There’s been four singers now, including Axl. So it’s been a 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.”
Listen to the entire interview below, and start thinking of punny album titles for the comments section.