Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian recently spoke with Brazilian journalist Luiz Cesar Pimentel of the news portal R7 about his thoughts on the current AC/DC conundrum, and offered a lead man that hasn’t even entered the discussion. It now seems rather obvious, that being Australia’s own Angry Anderson. Many people say that his band, Rose Tattoo, have always been the greatest Australian hard rock band – AC/DC included.
“I wish they would get Angry Anderson, the guy who was in Rose Tattoo. I don’t know if Angry Anderson is still even singing anymore (He is, and he’s still great – Ed) But I always thought, in 1980, he was the guy. I didn’t know who Brian Johnson was yet, but I knew Angry Anderson in 1980, and when Bon [Scott] died, I was hoping Angry Anderson was gonna join AC/DC, ’cause he was from Australia and he sounded like a guy who should be in AC/DC. But then Brian came and Brian was great. So who knows?”
Ian added: “My personal opinion is, without Brian at this point, I think they should just stop. Why? Why? You’re AC/DC. I don’t think they need the money. It would be pretty hard to imagine that they still are out there working because they need money. But who am I to say? It’s just my opinion. But I wish… If Brian is done, then I wish the band would stop. That’s just my personal, shitty opinion.
“Anytime your heroes are not doing what they do anymore, it sucks. But I understand it, too, at the same time. I don’t wanna see my favourite band trying to be on stage when they’re eighty years old and not being able to perform anymore. ”
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Interview transcribed by Blabbermouth