SAXON FRONTMAN BIFF BYFORD REVEALS HOW AC/DC CHANGED HIS LIFE
Speaking with Classic Rock for the publication's tribute issue to AC/DC's 50th anniversary, Saxon frontman Biff Byford revealed how how Angus & Co.'s 1976 debut, High Voltage, changed his life.
Byford: “Someone gave me a cassette of High Voltage, and the second I heard 'It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock’N’Roll)', I immediately ran to the boys (in Saxon) to show it them. I played it in our van for about five months straight!”
Byford adds that High Voltage altered the DNA of his own band, who were a few years from releasing their debut album and still trying to perfect their sound.
"We liked the energy of punk, because it was fast and furious, but we needed AC/DC for that groove. Put the two together and you get Saxon."
To read the full piece, including Byford on the time Saxon went on to play with AC/DC after the release of Back In Black and his memories of the first time he saw AC/DC live, plus stars including Paul Stanley, Rick Nielsen, Joe Elliott and more on their favourite AC/DC albums, get the latest issue of Classic Rock here.