Former AC/DC frontman Dave Evans believes that the current incarnation of AC/DC need to make a new album to make them “legitimate.”
With the exit of both Brian Johnson and Cliff Williams in 2016, Evans says that Angus Young, Stevie Young, Chris Slade and (possibly) Axl Rose must hit the studio if they want to carve out a new chapter for what he calls the “AC/DC brand.”
Evans, who was frontman of AC/DC from 1973 to 1974, told The Australian Rock Show podcast: "Well, I like the fact that the brand is still out there, 'cause that's all it is these days — it's just a brand. Angus is the only original member left, and a lot of the others are all gone too.
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"If he wants to keep the AC/DC brand going, which he can do, 'cause he's still in the band, they need to settle on a new singer, whether it's gonna be Axl or not, and they need to record a new album, to make it legitimate. That way, AC/DC as a brand, and Angus, will have a new record out.
"They've had many line-ups along the way, AC/DC. They [were on] their third bass player and third drummer by the time I left the band. There's been a lot of lineups. There's been four singers now, including Axl. So it's been a revolving situation since the very original first line-up with myself and the other boys."
He concluded: "If they wanna keep the brand going again with a new lineup, with Angus, they need to record a new album and see how the fans take that."
Evans recorded just one single with AC/DC ‘Can I Sit Next to You, Girl’ / ‘Rockin' in the Parlour’ in July 1974 before he was replaced by Bon Scott that October.