Is there anybody in the young family of AC/DC that are at least in their early 20s that can play music they could maybe continue the band?
- donnieLv 63 weeks ago
- 4 weeks ago
AC/DC is not kiss, you can't find a substituge to angus...
- Obi Wan KnievelLv 71 month ago
You mean like Angus & Malcolm's younger brother Steve, who plays rhythm guitar on the new album? Or did you not know about any of that?
AC/DC is one of those bands that is allowed to replace members and continue past their prime, mostly because they haven't passed their prime yet. Loads of other bands, many much younger than AC/DC, have had to call it quits because they lost their edge. Many other bands, including some big names, really should have called it quits many years ago. But not AC/DC.
Almost every other act in rock & roll has had to change up their sound and update their look in order to stay relevant. AC/DC is the exception to that rule, obviously, because they've been doing the exact same thing for 40 years and people still want to hear it. The new album sounds exactly like the last new album they did, which sounds exactly like every album they've released since 1980. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Why are you so obsessed with the silly idea that bands that were established decades ago should pass the torch to younger musicians so that they can live on when the original members get too old to play or simply die? AC/DC, Ozzy, Van Halen, they had their time.
Eventually the time comes to call it a day. A bunch of 20 something or 30 something guys taking the stage playing songs that were written decades before they were born is ridiculous. Those same guys releasing records under the name of a band that was around back when their parents were attending concerts is just madness.
Who would want to see Deep Purple or Led Zeppelin or The Rolling Stones with the one or two surviving members or the ones who aren't too old to perform playing with a bunch of young nobodies? It's an affront to the members who don't or won't or can't participate to pretend that such a sad incarnation might somehow pass for being legitimate.
Time flies like an arrow. It's part of life to see bands and musicians come and go. Knowing that they won't be with us forever is part of the charm and the magic. And just because YOU think there's nothing wrong with it, that doesn't mean that longtime fans are going to agree. If Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr decided to hire a couple of session musicians to flesh out a new incarnation of The Beatles, people would be absolutely furious and thoroughly disgusted.
When the guys from AC/DC decide that it's time to call it a day, that ought to be that. Same for Ozzy. You can always go back and listen to their old stuff. There's no reason why any member of any band has to walk away from the music scene just because the band they were in for years and years is now defunct. Many musicians have reinvented themselves as solo artists or gone on to form new bands.
That's as it should be. When a band reaches the end of its lifespan, it's best to let it die with dignity. Nobody wants to see a band on life support and nobody wants to see a band they love being degraded and milked for every last cent by greedy pricks who insert people who have no right whatsoever to lump themselves with a long established name.
If you're looking for some new music to listen to, just ask. These questions about keeping old bands going forever as if they were antique cars that need new parts to run is just wrong.