Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson

English singer, songwriter and television show host of car shows
Brian Francis Johnson is an English singer and songwriter. In 1980, after the death of Bon Scott, he became the third lead singer of the Australian rock band AC/DC.Wikipedia
BornOctober 5, 1947
HometownDunston, Gateshead, England
Net worth$90 million
Height5'5" (1.65m)
SpouseCarol (m 1968 - present) , Brenda
ChildrenJoanne Johnson , Kala Johnson
ParentsEsther Johnson , Alan Johnson
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Dave Grohl calls on superstar pals for tour van documentary trailer

  • Ringo Starr, Lars Ulrich, Flea, and Slash are among the stars who have opened up about life on the road in the new trailer for Dave Grohl's documentary What Drives Us.Directed by the Foo Fighters frontman, the teaser also features Radkey and Starcrawler - two aspiring bands currently on the road - among the stars recounting their early touring days. "You’ve got to get in a van if you want to make it in this business," Starr says, opening the trailer, which also features L7’s Jennifer Finch, AC/DC's Brian Johnson, Steven Tyler, U2's The Edge, No Doubt's Tony Kanal, and St. Vincent.Grohl says he felt inspired to make the documentary following years spent on the road travelling all over the world. "This film is my love letter to every musician that has ever jumped in an old van with their friends and left it all behind for the simple reward of playing music," Grohl said in a statement. "What started as a project to pull back the curtain on the DIY logistics of stuffing all of your friends and equipment into a small space for months on end eventually turned into an exploration of 'Why?'" The film, which was first announced last year, will debut on Amazon Prime Video on 30 April.

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‘Enthroned’ Axl Rose rocks in AC/DC debut in Lisbon

The schoolboy-clad Angus Young has been a permanent fixture with AC/DC for decades. Not so the band’s replacement singer: Axl Rose. The fact the Guns N’ Roses frontman was chairbound after breaking his foot only added to the intrigue for fans and critics alike, as he took the stage for the first time with AC/DC in Lisbon. The veteran band were forced to reschedule dates on their Rock or Bust tour after singer Brian Johnson was warned he risked “total hearing loss” if he continued. Axl Rose’s appearance was AC/DC’s most anticipated change since Johnson himself replaced Bon Scott in 1980. Even the pouring rain at the outdoor venue – or Rose’s confinement to his stage “throne” – was not going to dampen their enthusiasm. “Yeah, he was good, I think he (Axl Rose) was good, I think he was good, he did it well,” one young female fan said after the concert. “It was fantastic, it did not disappoint. It was a concert that exceeded expectations,” said another woman. “You couldn’t even tell the difference in the vocals, you just have to love it,” added a third. The band are on tour in Europe for the next month, including dates at London’s Olympic Park on June 4 and at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on June 9. To all those who rocked in Lisbon tonight, we salute you! ⚡️ #RockOrBusthttps://t.co/oPdMCu4UOQ— AC/DC (@acdc) 8 May 2016 AC/DC review – Axl Rose brings menace as rock legends pull off a triumph https://t.co/w8RV1oWDst— The Guardian (@guardian) 8 May 2016
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Albums

If I Ever Lose My Faith in You [The Voice Performance]
If I Ever Lose My Faith in You [The Voice Performance]
2015
At This Moment [The Voice Performance]
At This Moment [The Voice Performance]
2015
Nothing Ever Hurt Like You [The Voice Performance]
Nothing Ever Hurt Like You [The Voice Performance]
2015
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door [The Voice Performance]
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door [The Voice Performance]
2015
Reason to Believe [The Voice Performance]
Reason to Believe [The Voice Performance]
2015
All Because of You
All Because of You
2014
House of the Rising Sun
House of the Rising Sun
2013
Best of Geordie, Vol. 1
Best of Geordie, Vol. 1
2013
Rockin' with the Boys
Rockin' with the Boys
1998