Tuesday, March 15, 2016

AC/DC's Brian Johnson 'kicked to the curb' by Angus Young?


Jim Breuer, a friend of AC/DC singer Brian Johnson, recently talked with "The Metal In Me", you can read some excerpts below.


He said that Johnson has been "kicked to the curb" by the band's guitarist Angus Young after fronting AC/DC for 36 years. "The doctor said, 'Now you're gonna go out and do indoor [shows]? I do not put my name on this. You're a grown man. You make a decision, but I would not mess around with this at all.'"

Breuer said that Johnson spoke to AC/DC management and Young to explain the situation. "Brian said that he called and let know, 'Hey, this is what the doctor said, but let's try to figure this out. I don't think it's as bad as he said it is'. Literally the next day in the press, it was 'Brian Johnson, tour canceled, he's losing his hearing.' He said he just called and gave that information. He didn't say he wanted to quit. He didn't say he was done. He called with that information, and two days later, he read in the papers and heard on Twitter and everywhere else, 'Brian Johnson going deaf canceling tour.' A day later, and it was, 'Oh, we're gonna have guest singers.'"

According to Breuer, Johnson suspects that he has already been replaced in AC/DC. "There's been no answer from the band. He feels like he heard from someone that they already hired somebody, it just hasn't been announced yet."

Breuer added that despite Johnson being in the band for 36 years, he still felt like a hired gun. Johnson also believes that Young, who is seven years his junior, wants to keep AC/DC going for another decade. "Brian explained how Angus is the youngest guy in the band. He's convinced Angus wants to continue the next ten years whether it's him or not. Angus wants to write another album and do one more tour. Who's filling those shoes? How do you do that after forty years? It's just really weird."