Speaking to Consequence of Sound, Venom frontman Cronos has revealed why Brian Johnson is so important for AC/DC and their sound.
He said that ‘Brian was perfect for AC/DC’. Here’s the statement:
“He’s a very good friend of mine — he lives up the road from me. He just lives around the corner, really. I remember when I first went to his house with my first single, and he was saying, “Yeah! The apprentice rock star!” [Laughs] Yeah, Brian’s been a good friend. He was in a local band in Newcastle, called Geordie, and they used to do covers by Nazareth. He’s got that kind of a voice, like Dan McCafferty.
So, he was perfect for AC/DC. I heard the stories straight away — when he went for the audition, he met the guys in the pool room, had a couple of games of pool and a couple of beers, then went in, went through “Whole Lotta Rosie” and a couple of other tracks, and Angus and the boys looked at each other and said, “We’ve got our man.” That’s so understandable, because Bri is such a down-to-earth guy.
He’s a very private guy — he keeps to himself. I haven’t seen him since he’s left the band, unfortunately. He’s off spending time with his family. But I’ll bump into the guy soon, I know I will.”
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Back in August 2018, Brian Johnson and drummer Phil Rudd were photographed outside the Warehouse Studios in Vancouver – where AC/DC’s three latest studio albums were recorded -. You can see the photo from below.
— The Georgia Straight (@georgiastraight) August 8, 2018