Angus Young remembers his brother Malcolm’s “very close connection” with Eddie Van Halen.
The guitarist told us in an exclusive interview that when AC/DC and Van Halen were touring the “Monsters of Rock” concerts across Europe, the two were connected. Although Angus and Eddie spent some time together, Malcolm is closer to Eddie.
“He likes to hang out, especially with Mar, because they can go out in the future, go to a bar or somewhere,” Angus said. “Or he will go out and play darts with Brian. For me, he is full of life.”
Due to their busy schedules, AC/DC and Van Halen have not been on the road for many years, and even though they shared a bill, they missed each other.
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It was not until August 18, 1984 that the two bands made the headlines of the Rock of Monsters event in Donington Park, England, before they finally met. Van Halen finished the show, and when Young tuned in the background, Eddie exploded in the excitement of meeting the band in Young’s trailer.
“He was very happy to meet me,” Yang recalled. “He gave me a big hug and was so excited. One thing I remember is that he smiled so loudly from ear to ear, showing a big smile.”
“He said a lot,” Yang said with a smile. “Speak faster than me. He is just excited that we are in the same show.”
The last time the two met was on September 16, 2000, when AC/DC performed in San Bernardino, California, as a support Stiff upper lip. Eddie came to the show with a young smile remembering his smile.
He said: “He is exactly the same as when I saw him last time.” “Bright smile, big hug, very happy to meet me, very happy to meet Mal, he loves Mal and has a very close connection with Mal. The saddest thing is that his throat cancer is back. You still hope that he can solve this problem. Therefore, this is a huge loss for everyone. In the music industry, yes, it is obviously for his family and with him Anyone who is closely related.”
Despite the completely different styles, Angus still thinks Eddie is a top talent.
“This guy is a wizard of guitars,” Young said. “He has his own unique style. You can see why he has influenced so many people.”
However, Young will never forget his personality.
“I will always remember his brilliant smile. He always lights up the room.”