AC/DC’s Angus Young On What It’s Like To Be Angus Young On Stage

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An unedited version of an interview with AC/DC’s Angus Young has been shared for the first time.

The interview which saw the AC/DC co-founder speak to journalist Jas Obrecht in 1983 for Guitar Magazine, was published in April 1984.

However, Obrecht has now released an unedited audio of this chat with Young from the original tape, which music fans can check out via YouTube.

Angus Young Is “like two different people”

In this interview, Angus Young spoke about a number of things, including his relationship with older brothers Malcolm and George, what happens when writing and recording AC/DC tracks, his love of Gibson guitars and more.

Elsewhere, Angus Young also offered fans an insight into what it is like rocking in front of thousands of people on stage, even stating that he feels like he becomes a different Angus Young in front of an audience.

“You’re totally blank on what you’re doing”, Young said. “It’s funny, that. It’s like two different people. It sorta splits. To me, the whole thing is over and done with in about five minutes. The whole thing. It’s like watching a movie. It just goes… [makes ‘whoosh’ noise]”.   

Angus also spoke about iconic stage walkouts, and the danger of doing such stunts. Check out this chat here.

Back in 2021, KISS’ Gene Simmons spoke about meeting Angus Young for the first time, when the two bands toured together in the 1970s. 

Speaking of AC/DC, Angus Young’s bandmate Brian Johnson rocked several classics alongside singer Sam Fender at Newcastle’s St James’ Park earlier this year.

More on this from Nova here.