Drummer Chris Slade Reflects on His AC/DC Audition and Departure from the Band

By Music News Group

Michael Tullberg/Getty ImagesEven with a resume that includes membership in The Firm Jimmy Page‘s post-Led Zeppelin band — as well as backing Pink Floyd‘s David Gilmour, drummer Chris Slade still had to try out circa the late 1980s for AC/DC.

The 67-year-old Slade tells Music Radar he auditioned for the hard-rock band along “with 100 top players” and thought he’d done “terribly.”

“I called my wife and told her I’d be home in half an hour [because during the audition] I said the wrong things, I played the wrong things,” Slade recalls. He must have …read more

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