BlabberMouth has an interesting story up today: They have an excerpt from Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside Of AC/DC, the autobiography of Mark Evans, the original bassist of AC/DC who worked on the Bon Scott-era albums. Evans’ book is out now, and it features details of the band’s early days. The portion BlabberMouth has right now is about the band excluding Evans from their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction:
“At first, the Hall Of Fame was full of positive signs: I was given dates, details of the induction at the Waldorf Astoria, the arrangements to be made. They said they’d be in contact and get the information to me. But then the temperature turned chilly. When we did get a reply, it was simply to announce that the Hall Of Fame had seen fit to review the nomination and had come to the conclusion that I didn’t qualify. I was out.
“Let me just say that the band richly deserved to be in the Hall Of Fame. It was way overdue. Bon had to be included, of course, as well as the current lineup. And I had absolutely no problem with not being included; in the AC/DC timeline, I was there for only a brief time — an important time, in my opinion, but a heartbeat by comparison with Cliff Williams’s thirty-year-plus tenure. What I found galling was the Hall Of Fame’s attitude. If a mistake was made, fine, then they should have dealt with it. A simple apology or at least an explanation would have been appreciated.”
Tough break. But dude play on the band’s best albums (pre-1980). Read more at BlabberMouth.