AC/DC's Angus Young Has High Praise for Eddie Van Halen

09/01/2011
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(Rock News Desk) AC/DC hero Angus Young doesn't rate himself as a guitarist, but he believes Eddie Van Halen is comparable to Jimi Hendrix.

The school-uniform-clad veteran reveals his analysis in an article he's contributed to a coffee table book devoted to the Van Halen mainman. In the publication he says: "AC/DC played on a bill with Van Halen back in 1978 or 1979. I didn't know much about Van Halen then except that I remember seeing film clips of them, especially the one of Eddie playing the solo piece Eruption and I was very impressed. "I didn't meet Eddie until years later when there was a Monsters of Rock open-air festival in England. I was shocked to hear he liked my playing, because I've never rated myself as a guitarist."

Young describes Van Halen as an "innovator" and compares his influence to that of Hendrix, who followed English masters including Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck. more on this story

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