It’s hard to imagine a different singer fronting the band, but then again it was hard to imagine anyone replacing Bon Scott 36 years ago.
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Original AC/DC frontman Dave Evans has come out, expressing his interest in making his return to the fold.
“When I perform around the world the fans love my music and my performances and I hear what they tell me,” Evans told the Sydney Morning Herald, reiterating, “That’s what they all tell me. They’re pretty appreciative of my vocals and performances.” The singer was featured on the AC/DC singles, “Can I Sit Next to You Girl” and “Baby Please Don’t Go.”
Evans had kind words for Johnson, who admitted in a 2014 interview that his hearing loss wasn't due to playing loud rock music every night for a living but was the result of Johnson's other obsession: auto racing: "I didn't get it from music. I got it from sitting in a race car too long without earplugs. I heard my ear drum burst, because I forgot to put me plugs in under my helmet. That's how it happened. Music had nothing to do with it."
Evans added that his return to AC/DC will probably never happen. But, he said, "it would be nice to do one guest performance. [Former members] were all part of the band no matters what era they were from."
Evans also said that he though AC/DC could continue, even without Johnson. "So long as Angus [Young, guitar] is there in his uniform... it's a branding thing now, the name AC/DC is almost bigger than the [members of the] band itself. It's a massive thing all over the world. The singer continued, “How many AC/DC cover bands are there? Millions, and as long as they play uncompromising hard rock and have someone dressed in a schoolboy uniform they pack in the people. Angus is the real deal… [he] will be thinking to keep the band going. The day Angus retires is the day AC/DC finishes.”