AC/DC drummer Chris Slade spoke in a recent interview with Rolling Stone and revealed the reaction of Brian Johnson when he learned about the hearing loss problem he got in Miami.
As you might remember, AC/DC started a world tour in 2015-2016, ‘Rock Or Burst Tour,’ and the vocalist of the band, Brian Johnson, couldn’t attend the last 22 shows due to the hearing loss problem. Because of that, they continued the tour with Guns N’ Roses vocalist Axl Rose instead of Brian.
In the interview, Chris explained what happened before the departure of Brian and said that Brian was getting unhappy at that time. As Chris stated in, Brian was saying that he feels bad for the fans because he couldn’t be on the stage.
“What happened on the tour that led to Brian’s departure?”
Here is what Chris Slade said:
“Brian was getting unhappy. He kept saying, ‘I’m feeling bad. I’m feeling bad for the fans.’ I wear in-ear monitors. First time I ever used them. I could hear everything perfectly, including Brian.
I kept going, ‘Brian, it’s really not as bad as you think it is. I know you have professional pride. But you keep saying you screwed up. It’s really not as bad as you think.’
I don’t know the end of the story. The band, including Brian, was in Miami. Tim, the tour manager said, ‘We’re going to be staying here for a while.'”
“I went, ‘Oh, really? I thought we were going to a new city next week.’ He said, ‘No, we’re going to be here for a few weeks.’ I said, ‘Why?’ He said, ‘I’ll tell you later.’
I never got the story. But I had been talking to the crew and they filled me in. All I know is – and this is serious; I don’t know the details – all I know is that Brian went from Miami to home. He lives in Florida anyway. As far as I know, he stayed there.”
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