One of AC/DC’s drummers, Chris Slade, has given his outlook on the bands future following a whole bunch of rumours that Brian Johnson and Phil Rudd are back in the bands lineup.
Fans of the band were freaking earlier this year when singer Brian Johnson and Phil Rudd were spotted and photographed together outside Vancouver’s Warehouse Studios. This came only one day after Angus and Stevie Young were spotted at the same location.
Slade was Rudd’s replacement after he was booted from the band after being found guilty of death threats and drug possession in 2016. He is now weighing in about the rumours of the band reforming.
Without disclosing everything, it appears that Slade doesn’t think that he’s part of the bands plans going forward.
Slade was asked by eonMusic what he thought about the reformation of one of the bands classic line-ups and he responded: : “Yes. If it works, good luck. It’s great. And why not?
“There’s all sorts of rumours: Axl’s going to be doing a track, Brian’s going to be doing a track, there’s so many variables here. And I’ve learned with AC/DC also, not to believe the rumours, because even fans fake things.
“But Angus is now over 60, I think, so he’s still got a few years to go, if you go by me and Brian. That’s all he does – he relaxes by painting, and he smokes fags, and that’s about it, so the rest of the time, he’s playing guitar.”
As for the bass player for the new lineup, (Cliff Williams retired) Slade said: “I’m not sure about that.” Adding: “But Stevie Young and Angus both play bass. Would Cliff come out of retirement? It depends on if he’s bored or not, because all he will want to do these days is go fishing with his son, who is a professional fisherman.
“So, I don’t know. It’s possible, of course, but there again, it’s all rumours. But Angus is very big, family-orientated, a la Stevie, so I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a nephew or a cousin or something who plays bass So, that’s just a thought.”
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