Mark Evans, bass player for AC/DC during their formative years, has written the book ‘Dirty Deeds’ about his days in the band.
Evans was 19-years old when he became the bass player for AC/DC right at the start of their fame. Malcolm Young was playing bass in the four piece AC/DC and switched to guitar when Evans made it a 5-piece band.
Mark Evans played on the band’s biggest records with Bon Scott, ‘TNT’, High Voltage’, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’ and ‘Let There Be Rock’ before having a fall-out with Angus Young during the recording of ‘Let There Be Rock’ and ending his career with the band. Cliff Williams, who is still the bass player today, replaced him.
In 2003 when AC/DC were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Evans was included in the original announcement, the band objected and had him removed from the induction despite the fact that singer Brian Johnson was allowed to qualify even though he had not been with the band for the 25-year rule that HOF insists on.
Mark’s book tells the inside story of the origins of AC/DC.
‘Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside and Outside of AC/DC’ is available through Allen & Unwin publishers.
Brian Johnson, lead singer for the ‘Back in Black’ rockers ‘ which also includes brothers Angus and Malcolm Young, Cliff Williams and Phil Rudd – said they are set to get together to see “how we’re feeling” about moving forward with the band, though he admitted they never like to work to deadlines.
He said: “I’m going to see the boys and we’ll probably have a little pow wow and a chat to see how we’re feeling. We never ever say, ‘We’re going in the studio January next year,’ if you do that you’re straight under pressure, and we’ve never worked like that.
“We’ve always been very easy going. We’re like migrating birds, we smell the air and scratch our arses and say, ‘Hmm think it’s time.’ ”
Although Brian is keen to get back on tour, he does not think they will take on anything on the same scale as their two-year ‘Black Ice World Tour’, which saw them play to more than five million fans and visit 108 cities in 20 months.
He added to Popeater.com: “I don’t think I could do two years again, that was brutal, but I’d sure hate to say that’s the end of it.
“I think you need a full stop at the end of everything, a sentence, your life, or your car. There has to be a full stop and I don’t think we’ve had one yet.”
Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro and Stephen Perkins of Jane’s Addiction were inducted into the Guitar Center RockWalk in Hollywood yesterday (June 1, 2011).
Perry, Dave and Stephen rocked up to RockWalk for their induction with a speech from Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello.
Their handprints are now part of the walk together with those from Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Elvis Presley, Carlos Santana, Johnny Cash, Van Halen, AC/DC, Bonnie Raitt, Aerosmith, Carl Perkins, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, B.B. King, Stevie Wonder, Queen and Run DMC.
Jane’s Addiction will now participate in the Guitar Center unsigned artist program where one unsigned band will win the opportunity to open for the band when they launch their summer tour.
Jane’s Addiction will release their next album ‘The Great Escape’ in August. It will be the band’s first album since ‘Strays’ in 2003.
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