AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson’s widely acclaimed series ‘A Life On The Road’ will make its American television premiere on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 9pE/6pP on AXS TV, featuring an interview with legendary The Police frontman Sting. Johnson and Sting discussed their early days being spit on at concerts. An AC/DC icon recently revealed how girlfriends made a bandmate jealous.
Sting: It was a punk band, it wasn’t really my cup of tea, but I thought I’d do it anyways.
Brian: I never thought of you as a punk band, it was just too good.
Sting: That’s how it started, but it wasn’t real. We weren’t really a punk band.
Brian: But you actually did tour with the punk thing.
Sting: Cherry Vanilla hired me and Stewart to be in a backing band. We played in the Round House, we played in all of these little clubs all around Europe. Then we did the same for Wayne County, who was a crossdressing rock and roll act whose big song was “If You Don’t Want To Fuck Me, Fuck Off.”
Brian: They don’t write songs like that anymore.
Sting: So we played the punk circuit all around Holland and Germany at these dives, it was great.
Brian Johnson, who has dealt with being spit on like all great rock and rollers in their early club days, asked Sting how often he was spit on at shows. An AC/DC member also unloaded earlier this week on a terrible paycheck.
Brian: Was there much spitting going on?
Sting: I didn’t like being spat at, that got me very angry. As a school teacher, I wasn’t going to stand for that shit.
A new AC/DC tour and album with Johnson, Phil Rudd, and Cliff Williams rejoining Angus Young and Stevie Young is rumored. A former AC/DC member recently claimed that Angus Young attacked a bandmate in the past.