Final fall, unique AC/DC singer Dave Evans recorded two new songs with legendary producer Flemming Rasmussen, greatest recognized for having been helmed three of METALLICA‘s early albums, plus successful a Grammy for his work on METALLICA‘s “One” in 1989. One of many tracks, “Guitarman”, was written by Danish musician and composer Nicolas Robinson of THE UNIVERZALS, whereas the second observe is a canopy of an Elvis Presley basic that Evans had beforehand carried out with AC/DC.
“Guitarman”, that includes cowl artwork by Ed Unitsky, can be launched in early June by way of Argentina’s Chrystal Information in collaboration with Denmark’s Area Rock Productions.
Dave recorded AC/DC‘s first two singles, “Can I Sit Subsequent To You Lady” and “Child, Please Do not Go”. However in October 1974, lower than a 12 months after AC/DC‘s first gig, Evans was out of the band. He was changed by Bon Scott, who sang on AC/DC‘s first six studio albums and have become a legend himself after his loss of life in 1980.
In a 2021 interview with DJ Grant from New Zealand’s Galaxy 107 FM, Evans stated about being changed by Scott: “You’ve got gotta keep in mind that Bon Scott did a variety of the songs that I already did, like ‘Child, Please Do not Go’, we already did that. That is the music that I acquired Angus [Young, AC/DC guitarist] up on my shoulders, and, in fact, he used to observe us doing our present, so he copied that. I perceive that he copied what I used to be doing. And the songs too, and re-recorded them and re-wrote the lyrics to a number of the songs that I had already put down. However he was advised to do this. I do know that he was below directions to do that, so I do not actually maintain it in opposition to Bon Scott for that, as a result of when he joined the band, he was washed up on the time, and he acquired an amazing probability to do one thing, and he did too. He did an amazing job, however his life-style simply let him down.”
Final 12 months, Dave was requested in an interview with The Rocker Diaries if he thought “that will be it” for AC/DC after Bon‘s loss of life in 1980. He responded: “No, by no means. I imply, all of us maintain going. And AC/DC has had that many gamers by [the history of] the band. I do not know what number of. 20? And three singers, plus a stand-in singer as properly.
“We have been all the time formidable after we first began,” he continued. “We all the time needed to be the perfect on this planet — all of us. And after me, Bon Scott acquired his probability. He did nice with the band. And when he died, I simply thought, ‘Who’re they gonna get?’ I by no means thought [I would be approached about it] myself, as a result of that is water below the bridge. And I used to be busy with bands as properly on the time, and doing my very own music and recording. I used to be simply questioning who it could be. I had heard of [Brian Johnson‘s pre-AC/DC band] GEORDIE — simply the identify GEORDIE. I might by no means heard of Brian. After which Brian popped up and, in fact, the ‘Again In Black’ album got here out, which was a large album world wide, they usually have been off and operating with Brian. But when Brian stop, they’d get one other singer, and one other singer. [They’ve gone through] completely different bass gamers [and] completely different drummers.
“The drive was all the time Malcolm Younger,” Dave added. “I bear in mind Malcolm after I first met him. He was such a driving power. Only a tiny little man — just a bit contact over 5 foot tall — however, boy, he had an enormous coronary heart and an enormous persona. And he was powerful, too — Malcolm was very powerful. And it doesn’t matter what, he was AC/DC by and thru. And, in fact, as soon as he handed away, which may be very unhappy, AC/DC, in fact, won’t ever, ever be the identical with out Malcolm. How can or not it’s?”
In Might 2021, Evans launched a brand new compilation album known as “BADASS Best Hits”. The hassle comprises “20 large hits on one album,” together with Dave‘s model of “Rockin’ In The Parlour”, the music that initially appeared because the B-side of the “Can I Sit Subsequent to You Lady” single.