Monday, April 3, 2017
AC/DC singer Brian Johnson will launch a new 6-part series, “Brian Johnson’s Life On The Road”, on Britain’s Sky Arts later this month.
The episodes see Johnson in conversation with some of the biggest names in rock to discuss the realities of life as high-profile musician touring the globe.
The Friday night series will debut with guest Roger Daltrey of The Who on April 28, followed by appearances by Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, Sting and Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott before the final edition with Robert Plant airs on June 2.
In the opening episode, Johnson hooks up with Daltrey to discuss the early days of The Who and their development into global icons through classic performances and touring, which often included a non-stop carnival of drugs, groupies and wrecked hotel rooms.
Johnson’s lengthy career with AC/DC was put on hold last year when the singer was sidelined from touring on the advice of doctors due to hearing loss issues that originated years ago while racing at the Watkins Glen International.
Axl Rose stepped in to help AC/DC complete the remaining dates of the Rock Or Bust world tour, including shows in both Europe and the US.
Johnson’s official status with AC/DC remains unknown, although recent, unconfirmed reports out of Australia suggest that the band are planning to work on a new studio album with Rose, who is currently on tour with Guns N’ Roses.
“Brian Johnson’s Life On The Road”
Sky Arts (UK)
* Episode 1 (Apr 28) - Roger Daltrey (The Who)
* Episode 2 (May 05) - Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
* Episode 3 (May 12) - Nick Mason (Pink Floyd)
* Episode 4 (May 19) - Sting (The Police, solo)
* Episode 5 (May 26) - Joe Elliott (Def Leppard)
* Episode 6 (Jun 02) - Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin, solo)
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