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Brian Johnson says he was fired from AC/DC through a phone call

Brian Johnson fired from ACDC

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Brian Johnson says he was fired from AC/DC through a phone call

In an interview with Dan Rather on US channel AXS reported on Alternative Nation, Brian Johnson revealed he was fired from AC/DC in 2016 through a phone call.


Brian Johnson said about it:

“Well there’s literally nothing you can do about it, it’s like being shot on the battlefield, it’s just your turn. The lonely feeling, a lot of it is self-inflicted. For me, I’ll be quite honest with you, I went in my office and buried my head in a bottle of whiskey, good whiskey.

At the time, in 2016, the musician explained in a press release at the time that it was the threat of “total deafness”, not his former bandmates, that forced him out of AC/DC.

After receiving the news, Johnson revealed that he had exaggerated in whiskey.

Friends gave support

Despite the shock of leaving, the musician revealed to have had the support of the public and friends. Joe Walsh of the Eagles and Binny Connolly contacted the singer.

In addition to the memory of friends, Johnson also received public support. “It just made me feel good again,” said the singer.

Upon Johnson’s departure, Axl Rose joined the group. Guns N ‘Roses leader took over the microphone and followed AC/DC on the road for a while.

However, this year, Johnson met with AC/DC. Recently and they probably recorded a new album.

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