AC/DC Singer Bashes Bono And Bob Geldof’s Charity Preaching
February 8, 2010
AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson thinks that doing charity work is great, but feels that you shouldn’t preach about it every chance you get, like Bob Geldof and U2’s Bono have a habit of doing.
“When I was a working man, I didn’t want to go to a concert for some bastard to talk down to me that I should be thinking of some kid in Africa,” Johnson told Australia’s Herald Sun. “I’m sorry, mate, do it yourself, spend some of your own money and get it done. It just makes me angry.”
Johnson then turned his attention to Geldof.
“Bob Geldof is a canny lad,” Johnson continued. “He did what he thought was right at the time but it didn’t work. The money didn’t go to poor people. It makes me mad when people try to use politics or charity for publicity.”
Johnson and his band have stayed away from the charity spotlight ever since 1985’s Live Aid benefit concert. He says that while AC/DC is not against performing at charity shows, he just wouldn’t want it to be on a worldwide stage.