The Darkness’ Justin Hawkins was recently interviewed by Guitar World, where he opened up about AC/DC’s Angus Young and shared his thoughts on why people are calling Angus Young a ”Chuck Berry plagiarist.”
Regarding this, Hawkins said:
“I think when you’re trying to do a band and you’ve got two guitar players, there are two bands that you need to look at: AC/DC and Guns N’ Roses.”
Hawkins explained why he disagrees with people who are calling the AC/DC guitarist a ”Chuck Berry plagiarist”:
“I love everything about Angus’s soloing. I love the way it’s got a distinctive vibrato, it’s almost like a B.B. King vibrato, and people dismiss him as a Chuck Berry plagiarist, but it isn’t that.
“He’s got his own thing and you can hear him a hundred miles away. He’s operating mostly in pentatonic scales doing blues soloing and yet he’s still distinctive, and he’s one of the people that sort of makes you want to do it.”