Brian Johnson Drops AC/DC Retirement Bombshell


Brian Johnson is currently promoting “The Lives Of Brian”, which will arrive on October 25 — a year later than originally planned. The book is being published in the U.K. by Penguin Michael Joseph, a division of Penguin Random House, by publishing director Rowland White. It is being published simultaneously in the U.S. by Dey Street Books, an imprint of the William Morrow Group at HarperCollins.

Johnson recently revealed that he couldn’t bring himself to watch Axl Rose filling in for him at the end of AC/DC’s “Rock Or Bust” tour. In a new interview with Billboard, AC/DC singer Brian Johnson referred to the band as “still a working entity of sorts.”

Brian Johnson talks about possibly touring with AC/DC

He didn’t reveal any future touring or recording plans. “I would love to do music again,” Johnson said, “whether it’ll be guesting with somebody, whether it be actually playing live with the boys. I’ve heard that term ‘hell freezes over’ a million times before with people saying, ‘I’m not doing that again.’ But I’d be up for it. I think everybody hopes to make more music.”

As for why Johnson’s upcoming memoir, “The Lives Of Brian”, covers so little of his time with AC/DC, Brian said: “I didn’t want to write an AC/DC book, ’cause that’s not my book. It never will be. It’s not my story to tell. That book is for the boys, or whoever was there from the start. That’s what I want to read. I want to read what it was like when Malcolm [Young] and Angus [Young] just had a meeting and said, ‘Right, let’s do this’ and got the drummer and the singer. I think it would be fantastic if it came out, if somebody wanted to do it. But that’s not my book. And I think a book about the present day or, say, when I joined to the present day would be nothing more than a catalog, a diary of what happened.”