Iggy Pop says he was as soon as requested about changing into AC/DC’s singer.
In an expansive interview with the New York Times selling his new studio album Each Loser, Pop remembers being approached by the supervisor of the Australian arduous rock group in regards to the job.
“That they had a supervisor a few years in the past, once I hadn’t reformed the Stooges, I hadn’t moved to England,” he recalled. “And this man stated, ‘Are you interested by becoming a member of AC/DC?’ They have been in search of a singer.”
Pop goes on to clarify that he did not think about himself a very good match for the job. “I listened to their report. I believed, I can not match that invoice. I wasn’t like, ugh, I do not like them. It was fairly properly made. They do cautious work, however I am not what they wanted.”
The article would not specify when this supply was made. In 1972 Pop relocated to London to report Uncooked Energy with a reconfigured Stooges lineup. That album was launched in February of 1973. AC/DC did not kind till 9 months later and did not launch their first album till 1975’s Excessive Voltage.
After the February 1980 dying of Bon Scott, AC/DC is understood to have thought of quite a few candidates to switch him. They finally selected Brian Johnson, who sang on that yr’s Again in Black and has fronted the group ever since.
Pop did meet Scott as soon as – there is a photo on the internet of the singers speaking backstage on the Whiskey in L.A. in 1977, with Pop coated in purple paint. However he would not keep in mind it. “I had some fantastic encounter with Bon someplace, and we have been each drunk and stoned,” he defined. “I see photos generally. I’m going, I do not keep in mind, however that is me with Bon! I cherished what he did.”
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