Wednesday, May 11, 2011

AC/DC: No fans of reality TV music programs

It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock ‘n’ roll.

Truer words were never spoken than when AC/DC laid that immortal track down in 1975.

And - like everything AC/DC – nothing has changed in the minds of its band members more than 25 years later.

"There's only one way to do it," lead vocalist Brian Johnson tells the Associated Press. "You get on the stage, you learn your trade and you get out and play in front of people. You serve your apprenticeship just like anybody else."

"The shortcut ways leads to tears at the end of the day,” added Johnson. “It's all hype. And it's not fair on the kids to make them famous one week and then nobodies the next. It's just not right."

Brian said he started his singing career in British youth clubs in front of 30 people…and he took buses to get there.

After years of paying their dues, AC/DC roll on, with no plans to retire.

“I cannot think of anything as exciting,"
said Johnson. "I can't think of anything more that makes you feel more alive than that. It really does. You know you're alive when you're up there. Anything else would be second rate."

The singer was interviewed while promoting the new AC/DC DVD, “Live At River Plate,” which was released Tuesday.

AC/DC – It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘N’ Roll) (1975)

See also:

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AC/DC: Live At River Plate DVD premiere in London
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