According to The Courier, former AC/DC bassist Mark Evans will take part in a re-enactment of the band’s “It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock And Roll)” video at this year’s BonFest in the Scottish town of Kirriemuir. The original clip, which featured bagpipers, was filmed on the back of a flatbed truck down Swanston Street in Melbourne in February 1976.
The video recreation will see Evans on a truck with German band BON: THE AC/DC SHOW at the annual rock festival which celebrates late AC/DC singer Bon Scott.
“It’s going to be a blast joining BON: THE AC/DC SHOW on the back of the lorry traversing Kirriemuir in Bon‘s hometown,” Evans told The Courier. “It will be a real experience for sure — lots of joy but I am certain that it will be very poignant also.”
The 13th annual BonFest will take place over the weekend of May 4-6.
Evans joined AC/DC in 1975 and remained with them through their barroom days, their first international tours, and the majority of the Bon Scott-era albums: “High Voltage”, “Dirty Deeds Done Dirty Cheap”, “T.N.T.”, “Let There Be Rock”, and the U.S.-only ’74 “Jailbreak” collection — recordings that have since sold in excess of ten million copies in the U.S. alone.
Although Evans‘s tenure in AC/DC was short-lived, it was during a pivotal point in the band’s development. “We were really honing the classic AC/DC sound,” he told Music Radar. “The steady, pounding rhythms; the hard-edged, twin-guitar attack; the in-your-face vocals — it was all right there. It wasn’t anything fancy, but it was honest. It was something everyone could relate to.”
Evans in 2011 released his memoir, “Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside Of AC/DC”.
The bassist last year joined fellow legendary Australian hard rockers ROSE TATTOO.