Monday, May 15, 2017

VIDEO: Robert Plant and AC/DC’s Brian Johnson jam with Paul Rodgers

(L-R) Brian Johnson, Robert Plant and Paul Rodgers
New Theatre - Oxford, UK - May 14, 2017
photo: Paul Rodgers Official Facebook

Robert Plant and AC/DC singer Brian Johnson joined Paul Rodgers in Oxford, UK Sunday night for a performance of Barrett Strong’s 1959 classic, “Money (That’s What I Want)”, and video from the event has surfaced online.

The three rockers took turns on lead vocals on the tune, with Plant adding some harmonica to the proceedings.

The show at the city’s New Theatre marked the sixth date of Rodgers’ Free Spirit UK tour, which sees the legendary singer performing songs strictly from the Free catalogue as he celebrates the 50th anniversary of meeting guitarist Paul Kossoff prior to forming the band.

Plant has been working with the Sensational Space Shifters on a follow-up to 2014’s “lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar.”

Johnson launched a new 6-part series, “Brian Johnson’s Life On The Road”, on Britain’s Sky Arts last month; among his guests is Plant, who will be the featured interview on the June 2 season finale.

The May 14 concert saw a rare return to the stage for Johnson, who left AC/DC’s Rock Or Bust tour last spring on the advice of doctors due to hearing loss issues. Axl Rose stepped in to assist the Australian rockers for a 14-date spring run across Europe and a ten-show US tour last fall.

Johnson – who has revealed that the initial source of his hearing loss began approximately nine years ago while racing at the Watkins Glen International – has been working with the inventor of in-ear monitors, Asius Technologies founder Stephen Ambrose, to find a technical solution that would allow the singer to safely return to live performances one day.

In the meantime, AC/DC’s future with lone original member Angus Young at the helm remains unknown, as does Johnson or Rose’s possible involvement moving forward.

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