Folks at Alternative Nation reports that Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan remembered how frontman Axl Rose told his bandmates he was going to join AC/DC.
“The way Axl Rose did that was amazing. He’s, like, ‘If you guys don’t mind, I’m gonna go try out [for AC/DC], they need a hand here.’
“I was, like, ‘Yeah, we know.’ Like, Bon Scott is his all-time [favorite] and it’s, like, ‘Dude, you don’t have to try out for AC/DC.’ Yet, Axl was really nervous.”
“Axl goes, ‘I’m gonna go try and out and just see if they got a couple of months. It fits in with Guns N’ Roses’ touring schedule perfectly.’ Slash and I are, like, ‘You got the gig!’
“But he went to Atlanta and ‘tried out’ and got the gig. I saw him twice on that tour; flew to London to see him, flew to Cleveland to see that… Axl was great.
The bassist also said:
“I just think what it did for him, you know, we got to know Angus through that. Angus came out and played with us a bunch of times and that was I think that thing when you’re 14 or 15 when Axl was that age, like, ‘Man, if I ever got to be in AC/DC!’ You know, you’re singing with a broom and he finally got to do it.”