Brian Johnson: "...and you've got Idiots like Tipper Gore...and she really is a twit!"
(2/21/2000), while making an appearance on MTV's "Total Request Live",
ANGUS YOUNG and BRIAN JOHNSON of AC/DC were asked who he thought would be number
one this week, Backstreet Boys or NSYNC.
Angus' response: "Who cares?"
Brian Johnson at MTV studios: "Who would ever have thought they'd have a rock band play the hallowed halls of hip hop?"
Malcolm Young on touring with pop band Oasis "To call them a band would be being polite. I'd want to know what the promoter would be paying - we'd be needing to see plenty of zeros on there."
Bon Scott on Punk Bands: "Punk band?, what's a Punk band...hey get me another beer!"
Angus Young : " The Beatles have Sgt. Peppers the Beach Boys have Pet Sounds and we have Back in Black."
Bon Scott on AC/DC's music "All the songs we do are basically about one of three things: booze, sex or rock & roll."
Bon Scott on Ex-wife Irene "I was married at the time when I first joined the band and my wife said: 'Why don't you write a song about me ?' So I wrote 'She's got balls'. Then she divorced me."
Bon Scott on touring "It keeps you fit - the alcohol, nasty women, sweat on stage, bad food - It's all very good for you."
Bon Scott on Disco Music "I can't even say the word, it's too early in the day to get upset."
Brian Johnson "We had a Swedish reporter who said to us, 'Sex, sex. Everything is sex!'" laughs Johnson. "He said, 'How would you like it if you were thrown in the back of a car by a woman, and she tied you down and abused you?' And I went, 'Fucking great! That's my fucking dream come true!"
Angus Young (when asked if AC/DC would do a song with an Orchestra like Metallica did) "no, we don't do anything they do"
Mark Evans on his time with AC/DC "They sent me deaf...but it was fun!"
AC/DC Members ON AC/DC:
Eddie Van Halen:"Bon Scott is my favorite rock n' roll singer of all time."
"(Panama) was kind of AC/DC-inspired. We had just done a tour with them the year before. It was us, Motley Crue and AC/DC in '83, in Europe, and just the power of those guys blew my mind--the constant "boom, boom, boom." They play the same song over and over, but it's a great song. AC/DC was probably one of the most powerful live bands I've ever seen in my life. The energy...they were just unstoppable. I'll never forget our first big tour. It was a theater-sized tour--3,000-seaters. We headlined a bill featuring Ronnie Montrose and Journey. We were supposed to do 60 shows, but we left early because we had an offer to do "A Day on the Green" [a Bill Graham concert production held in Oakland, California]. I think Aerosmith and Foreigner were co-headlining. We had our own trailer, and next door to us were AC/DC, who were also playing that day. Anyway, they went on before us, and I was standing on the side of the stage thinking, "We have to follow these motherfuckers?" They were so fuckin' powerful, but I remember feeling that we held our own. I was really happy. It blew my mind. I didn't think anybody could follow them.
MUCH MORE TO COME SHORTLY...