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The former singer of Anthrax and very longtime HardRadio friend Neil Turbin sat down with original co-founding AC/DC singer DAVE EVANS in Los Angeles at the Whisky on August 16th. Evans discussed his North and South American tours, the early days of AC/DC, the band's formation, success, and his departure from the band. On AC/DC's initial success: Evans: "In the beginning, we were a real band and we all had an equal say. When we first started gigging Malcolm, the older brother the famous George Young from the Easybeats, was the A&R guy for a new record label, Albert Music (along with Harry Vanda). George came along to listen to us rehearse. Then George said we will sign you up for a record, and George and Harry produced our first record / single 'Can I Sit Next To You Girl'. We had a hit record immediately and it just raced up the charts. At the end of the year it was named best Australian group record of the year. We were playing to the biggest crowds in Australia and we also toured with Lou Reed." On leaving AC/DC: Evans: "The reason why I left the band was because we had a hit record and we were doing so many shows, sometimes we were doing three shows a day, and I was not getting paid. We were on TV on radio but we were not getting any money. Plus were pretty unhappy with our third manager. I had to pay rent back at my apartment in Sydney, I was paying off a car, working my ass off and not getting any money. We had a meeting one night with the manager and he smart-mouthed me, so I punched him. I had enough so I was going to leave the band after the tour unless I got a certain amount of money, which I didn't, so I left. Strictly economics."
Very longtime HardRadio friend KING DIAMOND will embark on a North American tour with Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats and Idle Hands in November/December. King Diamond comments: "Watch out North America, we are coming for you this Winter. I'm very proud to bring two special and amazing guests to you. Their names are Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, plus Idle Hands. Make an appointment now... kingdiamondcoven.com." Tour dates: November 2 - Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory. 4 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle. 5 - Orlando, FL - Dr. Phillips Center. 7 - Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre. 8 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium. 10 - Philadelphia, PA - The Tower Theater. 11 - Baltimore, MD - The Lyric. 12 - Montreal, QC - M-Telus. 14 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore. 15 - Cleveland, OH - The Agora Theatre. 16 - Louisville, KY - The Palace Theatre. 18 - Chicago, IL - The Riviera. 19 - Minneapolis, MN - Palace Theater. 22 - Denver, CO - The Fillmore. 23 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex. 25 - Seattle, WA - The Paramount. 26 - Portland, OR - The Schnitzer. 27 - Vancouver, BC - The Queen Elizabeth. 29 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield. December 1 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern. 2 - San Diego, CA - Magnolia. 3 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove of Anaheim. 4 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica.
After introducing a new live show and music at festivals across Europe this summer, very longtime HardRadio friend KING DIAMOND is now ready to officially reveal the title and theme for the first studio album in 12 years: The Institute. King Diamond comments about the upcoming album The Institute: "For reasons unknown to you, it is clear that you have no way of making it to 'The Institute' on your own at this point. Therefore, we will bring The Institute to you. You don't want to miss this special opportunity for treatment only we can give you. It could be for your own good, you know..."
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