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Posted on May 06, 2014 09:37 am
As rock legends AC/DC are going through a rough patch due to guitarist Malcolm Young's health issues, several prominent figures of the guitar-driven world have shared their thoughts on whether the band should continue.
Chatting with HornsUpRocks, members of Testament, Pantera, Five Finger Death Punch and more have shared different viewpoints on the band's future, with some insisting the guys should call it quits and others noting they should venture on.
"No, not this far in,"Kirk Windstein of Crowbar kicked off with his distinctive voice. Noting it's just his opinion, he concluded, "I mean, God, it's AC/DC, what else do they have to prove?"
Sharing a bit different stance, Testament singer Chuck Billy said, "I think they should probably continue writing music. But I understand, I could see them not [continuing]. I could understand and respect it because Malcolm is a big part of the thing."
"There's no AC/DC without Malcolm!"Rex Brown of Pantera fame said. "To me Malcolm epitomizes AC/DC. I mean, he's the real thing." Check out what the rest of the guys had to say in the clip below.
In related news, Malcolm's nephew Stevie Young is rumored to be stepping into the AC/DC fold as a new guitarist. As Blabbermouth reports, the band's fan Jeff Lorenz posted a photo he took in Vancouver showing Stevie with the rest of the guys, adding, "Ok so there we have it. Welcome Stevie Young to AC/DC - all the best guys, do it for Mal!" The photo was since removed.
Stevie already played with AC/DC back in 1988 when Malcolm was struggling with drinking issues. Stay tuned for more info.