Iconic singer Iggy Pop says he was once approached about becoming AC/DC’s lead vocalist
Iggy revealed this during a recent talk with The New York Times while promoting his new album, “Every Loser“.
He said: “They had a manager many years ago, when I hadn’t reformed THE STOOGES, I hadn’t moved to England. And this guy said, ‘Are you interested in joining AC/DC?’ They were looking for a singer.”
Despite the offer, Iggy says he didn’t feel like he was the man for the gig. “I listened to their record. I thought, I can’t fit that bill,” he said. “I wasn’t, like, ‘Ugh, I don’t like them.’ It was quite well made. They do careful work, but I’m not what they needed.”
It remains unclear when this actually happened, yet it could quite possibly be after the passing of AC/DC singer Bon Scott in the February of 1980.
Pop says he once met the late Bon Scott at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood back in 1977, yet doesn’t recall the actual meeting. “I had some wonderful encounters with Bon somewhere, and we were both drunk and stoned,” he explained. “I see pictures sometimes. I go, I don’t remember, but that’s me with Bon. I loved what he did.”
Bon Scott died of acute alcohol poisoning after a night of heavy drinking at a club in London. After his passing, Geordie singer Brian Johnson stepped into the roll.