JET frontman NIC CESTER almost joined AC/DC – “I spent two days unofficially as their singer”; Video

JET frontman NIC CESTER almost joining AC/DC - "I spent two days unofficially as their singer";  Video

Australian rock band Jet recently appeared on Triple M’s Homegrown With Matty O and frontman Nic Cester discussed the time he almost joined AC/DC.

In 2016, when Brian Johnson temporarily left the band, AC/DC needed a singer. The job went to Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose, but Nic Cester was in the mix.

“I spent two days unofficially as their singer,” he says. “I had been living abroad for a long time and regularly returned to visit my family and stay with my in-laws. I got up in the morning and read the paper, and it said the singer (Brian Johnson) was no longer in the band.

“I remember saying to my father-in-law, ‘Holy shit, you wouldn’t want to step into those shoes,’ and literally twenty minutes later my phone rang and they said, ‘Would you be interested in going to Atlanta? , Georgia to audition to possibly fill in for the next round of dates they have.” I was like, ‘Oh my God… I think I’ll say yes for the life experience,’ but I honestly didn’t expect to get the gig.”

Of the audition process, he says: “It was a small room, but they were set up with a huge backline. I remember watching AC/DC and thinking, there’s no way all those amps are on… let me show you tell me, that’s what they were.” all fucking on.

“It was the loudest thing I’ve ever heard in my life. He (Angus Young) tested me, everything was a test to see how I would handle it… the volume. He (Young) said, ‘Okay, let’s do this song, let’s do this song,’ and I didn’t know every song, so he just said, ‘Go out there and learn it.’ It was quite scary.”

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