In a conversation with “The Hot Breakfast”, AC/DC’s Angus Young talked about new album ”Power Up”, saying:
“Brian had kept us informed [about his efforts to overcome his hearing loss].
“He’d been working with a specialist — hearing people in the U.S. And he was always letting us know that he was having a lot of great results with these people he was working with. And so he himself was going through and testing it in different environments.
So he was happy about the way the new technology that they had put together for him [was working out], so he was happy and really eager. I didn’t have to ask him twice to be there, to do this album. And Cliff had said to me at the end of the last tour that we had [done]… I said, ‘Do you want me to contact you if I’m gonna do anything?’ And he said, ‘Yeah. Contact me.’ And I said, ‘And you can see then if you wanna do it or not do it.
There’ll be no pressure.’ So we contacted him, and he was, ‘Yeah. I’m on board.’ And Phil, I’d talked to Phil and also seen him a few times. And he was in great shape. But he himself was ready.
He said, ‘Yeah, I’ll be there with bells on.’ And then, of course, my nephew, doing Mal‘s [late AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young] role. Everyone was excited about doing it. So that was pretty easy to put together.”