AC/DC Singer Brian Johnson Launches BBC Radio Show

AC/DC Singer Brian Johnson Launches BBC Radio Show

August 26, 2012

The AC/DC frontman has been given his own BBC Radio 2 show — Brian Johnson’s Rockers and Rollers — and he admits putting it together was tough.

“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 recently told the 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.”

The show, which runs for six weeks from this Thursday, will provide a soundtrack to Brian’s life featuring music from ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin and The Sensational Alex Harvey Band — and there’ll be plenty of car talk too.

“Basically, I wrote a book called Rockers and Rollers, not about me, there’s enough of them,” he explained. “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!”

He added: “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 at 10pm.

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