AC/DC Guitarist On Young Family's Musical Heritage


(hennemusic) AC/DC guitarist Stevie Young shares some of his legendary family's musical history while on a break from the group's Rock Or Bust world tour. As Malcolm and Angus Young's nephew, Stevie was brought in to handle rhythm guitars in 2014 for the album and tour following Malcolm's retirement after he was diagnosed with dementia.

"My dad played accordion," says Stevie of the family's shared musical history, "and he had a guitar knocking around in the house and I was always picking it up. I tried the accordion but it was huge.

"I come from a musical family. My dad, in fact, all my brothers played an instrument, to some degree or another, mostly guitars. Parties were always good because there would be non-stop music all night so there was all these instruments around. You picked it up and played it away. There was always people to show you how to get on with it."

Stevie continues to work hard - both on stage and off - as he settles into his full-time role with AC/DC. "I work out stuff all the time; I keep working away," he explains. "Every day I listen and try to find bits that I missed or something that Malcolm did that would help with what's going on in the tunes. I'm not trying to imitate or copy him, but trying to keep the spirit of what he did in the band." Watch the video and read more here.

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