AC/DC Singer Rips ‘Miserable Failure’ Onstage


AC/DC singer Brian Johnson unloaded on failing at trying a cigarette trick onstage when interviewing The Who frontman Roger Daltrey on his ‘Life on the Road’ AXS TV series, which is making its American television debut this month. Alternative Nation transcribed Johnson and Daltrey’s comments. An AC/DC icon was photographed with four women at a hotel.

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Daltrey: Before I knew it, I could take a cigarette out of someone’s mouth from about twenty paces. [Daltrey motions] I was really good at it, you know?

Johnson: I tried that you know, because of you, I tried that. I was a complete and utter miserable failure. I was too scared because I couldn’t afford another one.

Daltrey: You can’t be scared, you can’t be scared when you do it.

An AC/DC Angus Young ‘return’ photo was recently revealed. Roger Daltrey recently discussed creating The Who setlists, “Well, I don’t think about it too much. People are going to want to hear the familiar songs and they’re also going to want to hear a few of the obscure pieces we haven’t done in a long time. But the thing about this tour is that it’s a completely different musical experience than seeing The Who ever before. It’s as though our music should have always been classical, which is really weird. Even though it’s heavy rock, the orchestrations in this thing just enhance Pete’s writing quality.”

Eddie Vedder made a painful The Who revelation recently. Daltrey added, “It makes it like you are hearing the music, like it’s brand-new for the very first time. The setlist is, in some ways, the least important part of the evening. You’re hearing these songs with all of these different sounds in them. … It does something to the body that only music with an orchestra can do. It’s really incredible. It’s worked. The audiences are really going away happy with this one. But where else could we have gone? We’ve done all of our big albums, and we’ve done our hits. There was really nowhere else to go but to present ourselves with a challenge to rise to. The orchestra really gave us that platform.” Daltrey made the remarks in a Metro interview.