Mastodon’s Brent Hinds Recalls The Time AC/DC’s Angus Young Told Him Off

During an appearance on Dean Delray‘s “Let There Be Talk” podcast, Mastodon’s Brent Hinds recalled the time AC/DC’s Angus Young told him off when he got the chance to meet him. Apparently Hinds was taking Young to the bathroom during an award show, and when he tried to tell Young what an inspiration he was to him, he responded by telling Hinds to “quit pissing in [his] pocket, which Urban Dictionary says it as an Australian phrase that “means to insincerely attempt to convince a person that you’re doing them a favor, when you actually have only your own interests (generally either making a profit or ingratiating oneself) at heart. ”

Here’s Hinds’ story regarding that situation:

“Angus Young was my original first favorite guitar player. And then I met him and I told him that he was my favorite guitar player. And he told me to stop pissing in his pocket. So I told him, ‘Fuck off’ or something. ‘Whatever, fuck you.’”

“We were at the Golden God Awards and one of my liaisons was like… I was supposed to take Angus Young to the bathroom. ‘I know you’re a huge fan, take him to the bathroom.’

So I take him, like grab his arm and take him to the bathroom. I was waiting for him and I was like, ‘Hey man, I just want to thank you for your work.’

And he just looks at me like I’ve got shit on my face or something. ‘I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you.’ And he said, ‘What are you talking about?’ I’m like, ‘I started playing guitar because of you.’

And he’s like, ‘Quit pissing in my pocket.’ I was like, ‘Fuck you,’ basically. I say, ‘Your pocket is way too far down there to piss in.”

[via Ultimate-Guitar]


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