AC/DC Myth Debunked

05/23/2012
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(Classic Rock) Former Cold Chisel singer Jimmy Barnes has finally laid a 32-year urban myth to bed by confirming he was never in the frame to replace Bon Scott in AC/DC.

The Australian band were rising through the ranks when their frontman died in February 1980. After deciding to keep the outfit going Malcolm and Angus Young settled on Brian Johnson for their new singer, released Back in Black later the same year and went on to become one of the biggest acts in the world.

But rumours have persisted that fellow Scotsman Barnes was among the candidates for Scott's position. Now he says that was never the case. He tells Classic Rock's Dave Ling: "The whole thing was a complete urban myth I never even spoke to the guys about it."

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