Stevie Young comes from a musical family. In addition his famous AC/DC rocker uncles, Angus and the late Malcolm, Stevie’s dad and brothers were also musicians who played a variety of instruments.
Stevie first filled in for Malcolm with AC/DC on the band’s 1988 Blow Up Your Video tour. He permanently replaced his uncle in 2014 for touring and recording, when Malcolm retired due to illness.
Prior to playing in AC/DC, Young was a member of the British heavy metal band Starfighters. The band was at the forefront of the new wave of British heavy metal in the early 1980s and produced two albums that were wildly successful in their native country. Starfighters opened for AC/DC on the 1980 Back in Black tour.
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A young Stevie tried to first play the accordion but found the instrument too cumbersome to properly manage, so he turned his musical interest to guitar.
Stevie and his uncles, Malcolm and Angus, went to the same high school after the family moved to Sydney. The trio would often play guitar together after school in the early years of AC/DC.
“I’m not trying to imitate or copy (Malcolm), but I am trying to keep the spirit of what he did in the band.” - Stevie Young