Brian Johnson Wasn’t Sure At First If He Nailed AC/DC Frontman Gig
Brian Johnson revealed that he still wasn’t sure he had snagged the frontman role in AC/DC — even after recording 1980’s Back In Black album.
We caught up with Johnson, who just published his memoir, The Lives Of Brian, and he shed light on where he and the band stood after recording at Nassau’s Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas: “It was just so businesslike. It was, like, ‘You can go home now, we’re done with you — ‘Ah, okay (laughs).’ Y’know, it was a case of, ‘Well, let’s just see.’ I think everybody wanted to see what the album was like, y’know? ‘Cause there was still time to pull out and get someone else in. I’m not sayin’ that’s what they were thinkin’ — but I’m just saying that could’ve been the prevailing feelings, y’know? It was a strange time, ’cause there I was — I was back in Newcastle. People go, ‘Well — what happened?’ I didn’t even have a copy (of the album)! I mean, it wasn’t even mixed then”