Skip to comments.AC/DC 'to retire following band member's health concerns' (Malcolm Young very ill)
Posted on 04/15/2014 10:20:21 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
Australia's most successful rock band AC/DC are thought to be retiring. Rumours surfaced on Tuesday morning that the band are set to split due to the ill health of one of their members, although it isn't clear as of yet who that member is or what the illness is. 3AW reporter Peter Ford told 2Day FM breakfast hosts Sophie Monk, Merrick Watts, Jules Lund and Mel B that 'we may never hear them perform or record again'.
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One of my favorite bands.
Angus smokes like a chimney so it wouldn’t surprise me if he’s having pulmonary trouble. I don’t think any of them drink.
Bon, before AC/DC
Fraternity - Seasons of Change
Angus is a teetotaler, though, go figure.
The new ACDC is a pale copy of the old. Had a chance to see them in a small theatre in 79, could not get anyone to go with me, still regret it 35 years later not going.
After Bon Scott died,they were never able to capture my interest. Seemed to be more of a headbanger/screamer group instead of the nuance of earlier albums.
“Jail Break” ... Quite possibly THE best Rock song ever written.
There was a friend of mine on murder
And the judge’s gavel fell
Jury found him guilty
Gave him sixteen years in hell
He said “I ain’t spending my life here
I ain’t living alone
Ain’t breaking no rocks on the chain gang
I’m breakin’ out and headin’ home”
Gonna make a jailbreak
And I’m lookin’ towards the sky
I’m gonna make a jailbreak
Oh, how I wish that I could fly
All in the name of liberty
All in the name of liberty
Got to be free
Jailbreak, let me out of here
Jailbreak, sixteen years ah
Jailbreak, had more than I can take
He said he’d seen his lady being fooled with
By another man
She was down and he was up
Had a gun in his hand
Bullets started flying everywhere
And people started to scream
Big man lying on the ground
With a hole in his body
Where his life had been
But it was all in the name of liberty
All in the name of liberty
I got to be free
I got to break out
Out of here
Heartbeats, they were racin’
Freedom, he was chasin’
Spotlights, sirens, rifles firing
But he made it out
With a bullet in his back
I read somewhere that all his headbanging over the years has had the cumlative effective of being a boxer for too long.
The lead singer lives in Florida and has been on Top Gear(UK). He seems like a likeable fella.
That's like saying I got SO laid last night ... tied it in a knot ... what FUN !
The guy could sing, AC/DC in way covered up his vocal talent.
Don’t disagree necessarily with your points which are valid. However the other side of the coin is that music is all these people do. It’s their craft and their life. Mccartney and ringo still perform.
I always thought it was great how the beatles ended - having people begging for more. What I don’t understand is why these bands can’t keep the creative level going and keep going further instead of plateauing and deteriorating after they hit 30.
Jeff beck is an example of an act that just kept going and gets better with each year. But he seems to be an exception - with a few others.
They sure have big ones.
Didn’t see this one posted.
McCartney and Ringo come out and perform at tributes for dead friends and one off stuff like that. And they all went out and did their own things. But the stones have no excuse. They all have to have had more money than god a long time ago. They went from having to have paramedics at their concerts for drug overdoses to having tjem on hand for their fans expiring of natural causes.
I absolutely detest AD/DC. The screaming / ranting I could never understand why people loved these guys. But on your comment on that they did not take themselves seriously I can personally attest to. Along time ago I waited tables and one Sunday morning in came AC/DC with their wives / sweeties. The guys were very nice and polite, their other halves were incredibly rude. I could not decide who was uglier, the band or their chicks...
“Flick of the Switch” is my favorite of theirs.
“Badlands” is probably 2nd-A lesser known B side.
Mccartney and ringo have toured for years since the beatles including recently. They certainly could retire and don’t need the money - nor do the stones. These people do it because that’s what musicians do. They play.
Yes, journey, elton john - the list goes on. Yes has retained good sound until recently. The last time I saw them it was definitely quite a step down for them. But to be 60+ in age and still perform a Yes set must be daunting. So I cut them a lot of slack. Most jazz musicians play til they die.
McCartney and Ringo have. The Beatles have not.
yes - obviously the beatles have not toured since the 1960s. :-). You said Mccartney and ringo just did occasional one-off shows which is incorrect. They both have regularly toured over the years. In recent times Mccartney toured in 2010 and 2012. A friend of mine attended a 2012 show. Ringo has been doing his allstar show for four years in a row until 2013.
Angus retorted: those people are totally wrong, we have eleven albums and they all sound the same...
BTW Orangedog — (this may be slightly off topic) are you a Jeff Beck fan? I am amazed at how he continues to get better and better. At times he gets some sounds that almost remind me of a harmonica. Encouraging for those of us who are aging to see someone at that age still keep music fresh. :-)
They did do one tour without Malcolmthe 1988 tour for the “Blow Up Your Video” album.
We salute you...
What's even creepier is hearing them on the elevator music station.
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Very sad, but we still have “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap,” and all the other great stuff they recorded.
Not to be a smartass, but in all honesty, there are a couple things at work IMO. First is how many of us ever hit the top of our respective professions? I mean the TOP?
Now consider how many of the one or two possibly that have could sustain that level for decades? One? the other? Neither?
THEN add in the nebulousness of being creative pitted against the changing tastes of the audience. If you take 1000 fans of a band at 16, 800 will be into totally different music at 30...while the new kids may not like your thing at all.
IMO, it’s a miracle a band like AC/DC (who I love)can get any real longevity at all. Any band really in ‘popular music’ since that definition varies lately by the literal week thanks to Beatport and the like.
TLDR version...IT’s HARRRRRDDD!!!
Dark Side of the Moon
Even if that were so, it would be an impressive show of devotion.
What you state is so true for the music industry for some strange reason and for reasons you state. However it is not true in the business world where I belong. I have been at this for decades and working harder and smarter than I ever did. Same with most older people I work with. I’m at my peak and getting close to retirement.
I should have been clearer in my statement. And again, I am not trying to be a smartass or ‘target or mock you personally...
You may well be at your peak. What I meant was are you the best of the best at what you do? Are you in the top 100?
The top bands HAVE to be or they are gone quickly. Even among that top 100, most are on top a year or three, then gone. MAYBE the top to have a decade or two. MAYBE the top 5 have legend status and can claim hits in 3-4 decades.
To pull that off is miraculous considering the environment it happens in. Whereas a software engineer has a more solid’ platform to work with (a couple Operating systems with highly defined needs) or a Doctor who does apendectamies (or any as much as it can be...’routine’ surgery), a band has nothing but chaos and uncertainty from day 1. there is no solid foundation to music. tastes, trends, tech, equipment all change rapidly.
I know what I want to say but can’t seem to articulate it. But hopefully it will make some sense ;)
As an amateur musician I get what you’re saying and agree 1000%! My comments were more directed towards some earlier comments about the stones still playing concerts when they are over the hill etc. I could really get on a soapbox about music as a business as I have been partially involved and thinking about this all my life since the Beatles came out.
It’s like pro baseball. Very very few people really make it. Many think they have sort of made it because they play shows and have a few albums. An incredible number of working bands get basically minimum wage. There is no money in playing music and one has to be willing to travel and live on the road all year to get that
In recent years it has gotten worse as some venues want bands to almost play for free since there are so many bands out there. Supply overwhelms demand. Supply has risen dramatically since people can self-produce. In this “look at me” world everyone thinks they are a star and want to get on a stage. this makes people think they are somebody when in fact they are just another mediocre band. not that much creativity that I can find. I see very little that was not already done in the 70s and 80s. Just recycled cross-pollination of music forms. Too much inbreeding and thus most current alternative bands all sound alike.
That just reinforces my attitude about them, love the guys, hate the music.
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