Former AC/DC drummer Chris Slade discussed being fired twice in a new Vinyl Writer Music interview.
You’ve been unseated by Phil Rudd twice in AC/DC. When the band brought you into the fold on both occasions, was there ever a discussion regarding the duration of your stay?
“No, nothing was ever spoken about how long it was going to be. Now the first time around, they said, ‘Oh, we’re going to make you a member of the band.’ They brought me in first as a session guy to do the album.
“Then after about a week of doing the album, they said, ‘We’d like to make you a member of the band.’ And I went, ‘Wow,’ because that was a big deal. Then the second time around, there was never any talk of when that might end.
“With ‘The Razors Edge,’ that kept getting extended. It was supposed to be a year, and it ended up three years. So, there’s no, ‘How long is a piece of string?’ That doesn’t come into the conversation.”
Do you have a favorite song from the AC/DC catalog that you played live?
“Well, funnily enough, one of my favorites we never played – we did play it once or twice – is ‘Rock Your Heart Out’ on ‘The Razors Edge.’ To me, that felt different, sounded different. But of course, how could I forget ‘Thunderstruck’?”