AC/DC has come clean about a knife-pulling incident during the group’s 1977 tour opening for Black Sabbath in Europe. AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young explained, “We were staying in the same hotel, and [bassist Geezer Butler] was in the bar, crying in his bear, ’10 years I’ve been in this band, 10 years–wait till you guys have been around 10 years, you’ll feel like us.’ I said ‘I don’t think so.’ I was giving him no sympathy. He’d had many too many [drinks] and he pulled out this silly flick knife.” Young credits Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne for diffusing the situation. “As luck would have it, Ozzy walked in,” Young said. “He goes, ‘You fu**in’ idiot, Butler–go to bed!’ Ozzy saved the day, and we sat up all night with him.”
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