Phil Rudd Wants Angus Young To Continue AC/DC - Noise11.com
Phil Rudd, acdc, ros ogorman music portrait, noise11 Phil Rudd music news noise11.com

Phil Rudd at Noise11, photo by Ros O'Gorman

Phil Rudd Wants Angus Young To Continue AC/DC

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on December 28, 2016

in News

Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd doesn’t think that the band should retire.

AC/DC has gone through a lot of upheaval in the last few years that have left guitarist Angus Young as the only original active member.

– April 2014 – Malcolm Young stopped playing with the band amid reports that he was seriously ill. By September, he had officially retired due to suffering from dementia. Malcolm and Angus’ nephew Stevie Young stepped in.

– November 2014 – Phil Rudd was charged with trying to procure a murder and drug possession in New Zealand. Phil had to pull out of all touring in support of the album Rock or Bust due to the charges and not being able to leave the country. Former band drummer Chris Slade took over.

– March 2016 – Vocalist Brian Johnston was advised by doctors to permanently retire from performing or risk permanent deafness. Axl Rose took over the frontman duties for the balance of the Rock or Bust tour but a regular replacement was not announced.

– July 2016 – Cliff Williams stated his intention to retire and, at the end of the Rock or Bust tour, he made it official.

So the question then became, would AC/DC continue as an operating band. Word was that Angus Young and Axl Rose would move forward with three new musicians. They are expected to start work on a new AC/DC album in 2017 when the Guns N Roses tour commitments conclude.

Rudd recently appeared on The Rich Davenport Rock Show where he was asked if Angus should retire the band. “No, I don’t think that’s a good idea. Angus has never played better [than he did] on the Rock Or Bust album. He’s playing fucking great. What’s he gonna give it up for? That’s like fucking Napoleon not finding somewhere else to fucking conquer.”

vvnmusic.com

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Patti Smith performs her last Australian show at Festival Hall in Melbourne on Thursday 20 April 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Patti Smith Adds More Australian Dates

Patti Smith has added extra dates for Melbourne and Auckland in April as well as the addition of a date for Newcastle.

3 hours ago
Elton John Live From Moscow
Elton John To Release 1979 Live Russia Album

Elton John was one of the first Western acts to play in Russia. He recorded one of those shows. It will be released as his next album ‘Live From Moscow’.

22 hours ago
David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen perform on stage during 2013 STONE Music Festival at ANZ Stadium on April 20, 2013 in Sydney, Australia photo by Ros O'Gorman
David Lee Roth Solo Shows Open To Pretty Shitty Reviews

David Lee Roth has opened his solo show in Las Vegas and the reviews have been pretty average.

1 day ago
Cold Chisel RFSA tshirt
Cold Chisel Produce Chisel Branded Rural Fire Service T-Shirt

Cold Chisel have produced a special Cold Chisel and Rural Fire Service Association co-branded t-shirt to sell at merch at the rest of their shows.

6 days ago
The Dirty Knobs
Former Heartbreaker Mike Campbell Presents The Dirty Knobs For 2020

Former Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell will be concentrating on his own band The Dirty Knobs in 2020.

6 days ago
Hear My Eyes - Suspiria Supergroup
Aussie All-Stars To Perform Live Soundtrack To Italian Cult Cinema Suspiria

Some of Melbourne's best cult musicians are coming together to revive Goblin's fantastically emotive, textural and gripping soundtrack to the Italian 1977 cult film Suspiria.

6 days ago
Randy Newman
Randy Newman Cancels Australian Tour

Randy Newman has canceled his Australia and New Zealand tour due to start in just a few weeks.

6 days ago