AC/DC Guitarist Angus Young: Music is My World


Story by Cat Badra

AC/DC’s Angus Young says he doesn’t take his successful music career for granted

AC/DC closed out their current tour Tuesday (Sept. 20) at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Does this mean the end of AC/DC? Well, if you listen to lead guitarist and co-founder Angus Young, it doesn’t sound like the guys are planning to slow down at any point soon. Young discusses his love for music in a new video posted to the group’s YouTube channel.

“For me, music is probably my world, y’know,” Young said. “It’s what I know. I never take things for granted. I like to go and do my piece and hope they like it.”

Young added that he has stamina, even at age 61, because he has paced himself over the years.

“Over the years, you can pace yourself. Maybe I’m lucky — I always kind of get a second and third wind,” Young said. “Sometimes I do not know where it comes from myself. Sometimes I look and I feel (tired), and then, out of the blue, I play a bit of music and then I go, ‘Oooh. What am I doing?’ And I’ve moved from one end of the stage to the other.”

AC/DC has been on the road in support of their latest studio album, 2014’s Rock or Bust. Things haven’t always gone smoothly. Angus’ brother, Malcolm, wasn’t able to do any of the tour dates and had to retire from the band because of his dementia. Drummer Phil Rudd wasn’t able to tour due to legal troubles that began in November 2014. Singer Brian Johnson couldn’t finish out this year’s tour, due to hearing problems. Bass player Cliff Williams has already announced that he will retire after this tour.

The fall AC/DC tour dates featured Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses on vocals filling in for Johnson.

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Posted by Cat Badra | Music, Rock, Rock News

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