During a conversation with Linea Rock, drummer Chris Slade was asked if having such collaborations can be “a double-edged sword in some sense.”
“Yes, it can be. And I’ve talked to other drummers as well… It can be a double edge in that – it’s fantastic to be in AC/DC, absolutely brilliant. 80,000 people a night, so much fun on stage, and the audience just goes crazy… I mean crazy, crazy. So, it’s a privilege to play in that band.
“But, the last time I left AC/DC [in 1994 after five years in the band], nobody called you to work in their band, so that’s where the ‘double edge’ comes in. Nobody actually says, ‘Oh, Slade, I’m doing an album,’ or, ‘Slade, I’m going out on the road, do you want to come with me?’ – nobody calls.
“I don’t know if it’s because they’re afraid, you know, that, ‘Oh, he charges too much, he’ll want a fortune,’ so nobody ever calls – you never get the call… So, yes, there’s the double edge, nobody ever calls you.”