Lead singer of AC/DC and self-confessed car fanatic, Brian Johnson will share the songs and artists that have provided the soundtrack to his life for six weeks on BBC Radio 2.
Drawing from 32 years as the frontman of one of the world’s biggest ever rock bands, Brian shares stories of rock ‘n’ roll loves, laughs and losses, plus anecdotes and pearls of wisdom from a lifetime of tour bus mischief and a devotion to rockin’ all night long.
Listeners can expect massive hits from the likes of LED ZEPPELIN, QUEEN, Joe Walsh and ZZ TOP, as well as rare gems from THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND, NASHVILLE TEENS and the PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND.
“Everyone thinks doing radio is just sitting down, you put a mic in front of you and just waffle, but it’s not that easy,” Brian told Sunday Sun.
“I sat in this studio with a big black mic in front of us and not an idea. Thankfully Ben Jones and Dan Cocker helped me out. I have to thank those two.”
He added, “Basically, I wrote a book called ‘Rockers And Rollers’, not about me, there’s enough of them.”
“My memory is terrible, but cars always help me remember things. If someone asked, ‘What’s the name of the girl you went out with when you were 19?’ you couldn’t remember, but you’d remember having a Mini Cooper. Cars started to get cool and groovy when rock and roll started — when Ike Turner brought out Rocket 88 it was about his car, the thing he loved.
“The thing you wanted when you were a young man was a car because it was freedom!”
“Cars and music, the two of them sort of went together, so I start to marry the two.”
Brian Johnson‘s “Rockers And Rollers” starts this Thursday, August 30 at 10 p.m. on BBC Radio 2.