AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young sadly died from the consequences of dementia in 2017 and since then the band have been engaged on a tribute to him. The remainder of the basic line-up in Angus Young, Brian Johnson, Cliff Williams and Phil Rudd (together with Malcolm’s nephew Stevie Young) are releasing a brand new album known as Power Up subsequent month. Now there was a hearsay going round for months that Malcolm’s posthumous recordings can be included within the album.
This is how Freddie Mercury was in a position to sing on Queen’s closing studio album Made In Heaven some 4 years after his loss of life.
However, Malcolm’s brother Angus Young has debunked this hearsay.
Instead, the late AC/DC rhythm guitarist’s contribution is principally the track concepts; unused materials which dates again to 2008’s Black Ice.
Angus instructed SiriusXM’s Keith Roth: “Malcolm’s contribution is mainly the song ideas, which he did with me. So that’s basically what Malcolm’s contribution is to the whole album.”
Angus continued: “At that point he stated to me, ‘We’ll go away these songs for now. If we maintain going, we’ll be overboard. We’ll get them on the subsequent one.’
“That all the time caught with me. When I went by means of and listened to them, I stated, ‘If I do anything in my life, I have to get these tracks down and get these tracks out.’”
The AC/DC lead guitarist and the remainder of the band admit to feeling Malcolm’s presence all through Power Up’s inception.
Lead singer Brian Johnson stated: “As Angus would say, the band was his idea.”
Johnson added: “Everything in it ran by means of him. He was all the time there in your minds or simply your ideas.
“I nonetheless see him in my very own means. I nonetheless take into consideration him.”
“And then in the studio when we’re doing it, you have to be careful when you look around because he seems to be there.”
AC/DC’s new album Power Up is launched on November 13, 2020.