MASTODON's Brent Hinds Recalls AC/DC's Angus Young Telling Him Off
Mastodon guitarist and vocalist Brent Hinds, like every rock guitarist before him, was influenced by AC/DC riffmaster Angus Young. Hinds once tried to tell Young that, to which he responded that Hinds really ought to "stop pissing in my pocket."
To quote Urban Dictionary on the phrase, it's Australian slang that means "to insincerely attempt to convince a person that you're doing them a favour, when you actually have only your own interests (generally either making a profit or ingratiating oneself) at heart."
Which is also funny because Brent Hinds was taking Angus Young to the bathroom at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards.
"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.'"
Stop pissing in his pocket?!
"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."
So yeah. Don't expect these two to get together for a song anytime soon. Maybe a pissing content, but not a song.
[via Ultimate Guitar]