AC/DC guys Brian Johnson and Malcolm Young once searched for the mythical creature. Alcohol was involved.
The latest NME features a sprawling feature about AC/DC covering tons on ground about the band’s history, frontman Brian Johnson’s return from hearing loss, and the bandmembers’ decision at Malcolm Young’s funeral to keep going. But Johnson’s anecdote about going hunting with Malcolm for a legendary beast sticks out.
“We both had these Land Rovers and we’d taken them for a trip around Scotland – Malcolm loved his fireworks and he’d taken a big box with him. One night, we were four sheets to the wind and staying at this hotel right on the side of the loch. Mal just said, ‘C’mon, let’s go and find the Loch Ness monster! I’ve got fireworks and it might attract it!’
“There we were, going straight into the water in our shoes, up to our knees, and it was freezing! Mal had a drink in one hand, a box of fireworks in the other, and was trying to set fire to the loch. We were just howling. By the time we got back to our wives we had straw in our hair and were covered in mud. What a night!”
The first new AC/DC album since 2014… PWR/UP arrives November 18.
Featured photo: LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Singer Brian Johnson (L) and musician Angus Young of AC/DC perform at Dodger Stadium on September 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)