CHRIS SLADE OPENS UP ABOUT BRIAN JOHNSON AND AXL ROSE

Chris Slade was recently interviewed by Sonic Perspectives. There is no denying the drummer’s talent having played with AC/DC, Tom Jones, 80s super-group The Firm, David Gilmour, Michael Schenker, Uriah Heep, Gary Moore, and a ton of other acts. He took over for Simon Wright, and was famously featured on AC/DC’s 1990 release The Razor’s Edge.

Who doesn’t remember seeing him with his two bass drums in the air during the video for “Thunderstruck”? It was such a different setup for an AC/DC drummer, Wright and Phil Rudd had more of a John Bonham setup. A simple five piece, but who was going to argue with an in demand drummer like Slade about his setup?

NEED A REFRESHER? CHECK OUT CHRIS SLADE ON AC/DC’S SMASH HIT “THUNDERSTRUCK”:

During the interview he goes on to discuss the situation between Brian Johnson, and their switch to Axle Rose:

I think Brian was doing the best he possibly could do. I could hear him so well because I was using in-ear monitors. He didn’t sound anything like he thought he sounded. But of course, he felt really bad that he couldn’t do what he considered his best. I was shocked when he was no longer around.

I was even more shocked when they said they were trying out Axl Rose. I was like, “What?” because I heard all the stories. Turns out he was the nicest guy, and when he started singing, I didn’t realize that he had that voice. He was phenomenal and could cover all the eras! He was never late for anything as AC/DC goes by the second, not the minute when they start a show.

During the interview he also discusses his time in The Firm with Jimmy Page, getting his start at 16 with Tom Jones, and his latest project The Chris Slade Timeline.

Go here to read the entire interview conducted by Sonic Perspectives.

Photo Courtesy Of Marym Salmi

Article by Victor M. Ruiz of Mars Attacks Radio & Podcast, and Galaxy Of Geeks Podcast.  Connect with him on Twitter:  @vmr907

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