AC-DC

While it’s as yet unknown whether their tour-ending show in Philadelphia last September was AC/DC’s last gig, it certainly marked the end of an era. The announcement of bassist Cliff William’s retirement meant that the band are currently only left with co-founder Angus Young as a part of the classic AC/DC line-up.

Longtime frontman Brian Johnson exited the band in early 2016 after he was diagnosed with hearing problems. According to Johnson’s doctors, any further exposure to the volumes of touring and recording could lead to permanent damage. The AC/DC tour bus, however, continued to roll in, with Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose filling in as the bands lead vocalist. From all his statements following his parting ways with AC/DC, it would seem that Johnson’s time with the band had ended and his return is unlikely.

Still though, it was heartening to see the man best known for AC/DC classics like ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’, ‘Back In Black’, ‘Moneytalks’ and ‘For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)’ back on stage this Sunday night. Johnson and Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant performed as special guests at a concert by Bad Company’s Paul Rodgers in the UK. The duo joined Rodgers in a rendition of the 1959 classic ‘Money (That’s What I Want)’.

Rodgers posted this picture of the trio on his Facebook page, while this video surfaced online of the performance. It’s still unknown whether Johnson can return to sustained touring and/or live performances but watch this space for more news as it becomes available.