Angus Young explains why Malcolm Young's guitar lines aren't on new AC/DC album

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19 Oct 2020, 16:33

Angus Young has revealed why Malcolm Young's guitar lines won't be heard on AC/DC's new album, Power Up.

It's their seventeenth album, and Angus said that the new record will feature ideas created by his late brother Malcolm, but to feature his actual playing on it wouldn't be respectful.

Angus told Spain's RockFM:  “I know a lot of people have been saying: did Malcolm actually play, is it his instrument on the new album? I chose not to do that because I felt Malcolm himself wouldn’t like me trying to splice his guitar work"

He continued: “Malcolm and myself, a lot of what we had done through the years, we’d make notes with the tracks. Some might be a little bit rough here and there, and I polished them up. In other cases, Malcolm might have done just a small bit and then I would do the next verse. The bulk of the contribution of Mal is mainly musical.”

It comes after they joined the Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky to talk about how "charged up" the band is feeling ahead of the new album.