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In a model new interview with Paraguay’s ABC TV, distinctive AC/DC singer Dave Evans mirrored on his time with the band, saying (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “It was very thrilling. We have been very youthful guys and actually daring. We believed that we’ve got been the proper on the earth once more then. We weren’t the proper then, nonetheless we believed that we’d be. It occurred so quickly. Inside 4 or 5 months, we’ve got been recording our first doc. It was unimaginable. To doc a doc once more in lately was an almost-impossible job. There wasn’t many doc labels anyplace on the earth and there have been so many bands. So to get a doc contract and to actually doc a doc once more in lately was being like touched by God, really. That is the best way it was. So we’ve got been lucky. And our doc moreover was profitable doc instantly. And it was named as the proper Australian group doc of the yr on the end of the yr. So for a [new] band of youthful guys, that was an unimaginable achievement in Australia. The entire lot occurred so quickly. And we did the most important displays and all that form of stuff. And, in any case, it modified my life endlessly. And [it’s] one in every of many reason I’m proper right here [in Paraguay] — as a result of what occurred so manner again.”

Requested if he nonetheless retains involved with the Youthful brothers from AC/DC, Dave responded: “Correctly, Malcolm‘s ineffective now; he handed away. His son Ross is an in depth pal of mine, and we keep in contact. I’ve by no means spoken to Angus for just a few years; he’s a recluse. And I’m nearly reclusive myself after I’m not touring. I’m away from of us too. I dwell inside the mountains, every time I can, in Australia or inside the forest someplace away from of us. So I’ve by no means spoken to him for an prolonged, very very long time. Nonetheless I spoke with Ross Youthful, Malcolm‘s boy, solely a few month prior to now or so.”

Remaining fall, Evans recorded two new songs with legendary producer Flemming Rasmussen, most interesting acknowledged for having been helmed three of METALLICA‘s early albums, plus worthwhile a Grammy for his work on METALLICA‘s “One” in 1989. Considered one of many tracks, “Guitarman”, was written by Danish musician and composer Nicolas Robinson of THE UNIVERZALS, whereas the second observe is a cover of an Elvis Presley conventional that Evans had beforehand carried out with AC/DC.

“Guitarman”, that features cowl art work by Ed Unitsky, will doubtless be launched this month by way of Argentina’s Chrystal Data in collaboration with Denmark’s Interspace Rock Productions.

Dave recorded AC/DC‘s first two singles, “Can I Sit Subsequent To You Lady” and “Youngster, Please Don’t Go”. Nonetheless in October 1974, decrease than a yr after AC/DC‘s first gig, Evans was out of the band. He was modified by Bon Scott, who sang on AC/DC‘s first six studio albums and have develop into a legend himself after his lack of life in 1980.

In a 2021 interview with DJ Grant from New Zealand’s Galaxy 107 FM, Evans talked about about being modified by Scott: “You’ve got gotta don’t forget that Bon Scott did a great deal of the songs that I already did, like ‘Youngster, Please Don’t Go’, we already did that. That is the monitor that I obtained Angus [Young, AC/DC guitarist] up on my shoulders, and, in any case, he used to watch us doing our current, so he copied that. I understand that he copied what I was doing. And the songs too, and re-recorded them and re-wrote the lyrics to among the many songs that I had already put down. Nonetheless he was knowledgeable to do that. I do know that he was beneath instructions to do this, so I don’t really keep it in the direction of Bon Scott for that, on account of when he joined the band, he was washed up on the time, and he obtained an unimaginable probability to do one factor, and he did too. He did an unimaginable job, nonetheless his lifestyle merely let him down.”

Remaining yr, Dave was requested in an interview with The Rocker Diaries if he thought “that will probably be it” for AC/DC after Bon‘s lack of life in 1980. He responded: “No, on no account. I indicate, all of us keep going. And AC/DC has had that many players by way of [the history of] the band. I have no idea what variety of. 20? And three singers, plus a stand-in singer as successfully.

“We have been always daring after we first started,” he continued. “We always wanted to be the proper on the earth — all of us. And after me, Bon Scott obtained his probability. He did good with the band. And when he died, I merely thought, ‘Who’re they gonna get?’ I in no way thought [I would be approached about it] myself, on account of that’s water beneath the bridge. And I was busy with bands as successfully on the time, and doing my very personal music and recording. I was merely questioning who it could possibly be. I had heard of [Brian Johnson‘s pre-AC/DC band] GEORDIE — merely the title GEORDIE. I’d in no way heard of Brian. After which Brian popped up and, in any case, the ‘Once more In Black’ album received right here out, which was an unlimited album world extensive, and they also have been off and dealing with Brian. However when Brian cease, they’d get one different singer, and one different singer. [They’ve gone through] completely completely different bass players [and] completely completely different drummers.

“The drive was always Malcolm Youthful,” Dave added. “I take into account Malcolm after I first met him. He was such a driving energy. Solely a tiny little man — only a bit contact over 5 foot tall — nonetheless, boy, he had an unlimited coronary coronary heart and an unlimited character. And he was sturdy, too — Malcolm was very sturdy. And it doesn’t matter what, he was AC/DC by way of and via. And, in any case, as quickly as he handed away, which can be very sad, AC/DC, in any case, received’t ever, ever be the equivalent with out Malcolm. How can it’s?”

In Might 2021, Evans launched a model new compilation album often called “BADASS Best Hits”. The bother includes “20 big hits on one album,” along with Dave‘s mannequin of “Rockin’ In The Parlour”, the monitor that originally appeared as a result of the B-side of the “Can I Sit Subsequent to You Lady” single.

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