Jason Rockman of Canada’s iHeart Radio had a conversation with AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson, where he spoke about the fact that Malcolm Young is the one that wanted AC/DC to have a sound that nobody else could copy.
Here’s what the singer said:
“This whole album was done, right from the get-go, in the studio, it was this feeling…
”We’d just lost Malcolm, and we wanted this album to be a tribute to Malcolm, to our leader, the man who was right there at the inception. It was his idea — the idea of making AC/DC have a sound that nobody else could copy.
”And it was in his mind all the time to do that, and he kept it like that all the way through, which I think is amazing in itself. But when we went into the studio to do this, we knew that what we were doing was a tribute to the great man himself. And we knew he’d be lookin’.”