Brian Johnson Reveals How AC/DC ‘Ruined’ Him At Bar


AC/DC singer Brian Johnson revealed how a former bandmate told him the band ‘ruined’ him when listening to Back in Black for the first time, and demanded they drink at the bar. Alternative Nation transcribed Johnson’s comments from a new Dan Rather interview on AXS TV. An AC/DC icon revealed a painful David Gilmour secret recently.

“So I was living with my Mom and Dad, and they didn’t have a record player. So I went oh my god, and I phoned one of the boys from the band I was in, Derek Rootham, who was a guitarist in Geordie too, and I said, ‘You better come down, I’ve got this new album that we did, it’s called Back in Black.’”

An AC/DC member recently revealed how a disease killed his bandmate. Johnson continued, “He went, ‘Alright, is that nonsense not finished yet? We’ve got to get back together again.’ Me old band, and I felt terrible, because we were popular in Newcastle. So I took it down to him, and he went and put it on, and Hell’s Bells was the first one, and I started singing, and he went, ‘No, no, no. It’s too high, they ruined you.’

He said, ‘Oh come on, let’s go for a pint.’ And that was all I hear of it, and I thought oh jeez, everyone is going to hate it, and it’s going to end up being the complete opposite. But it was my first reaction I got from someone else, ‘Nah, it’s too high.’ We’re too high, that is.”

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