British singer-songwriter SamFender shared some new photos from AC / DC frontman brian johnson. The relevant images were taken afterwards Sam supports THE ROLLING STONES on July 3 at British Summer Time Hyde Park Festival.
In his Instagram caption, fender shouted the 74-year-old AC / DC Singer a “Geordie Hero”.
A late-night TV presenter can also be seen in one of the pictures Jimmy Fallon who were previously interviewed Sam on ABC‘s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”.
“I just typed that sentence and then I cringed at how stupid it is, ‘Was great for the boys to meet our geordie hero Uncle Brian (@acdc) yesterday after smashing Hyde Park with @therollingstones, nice to see @jimmyfallon again.'” Sam wrote.
Featuring a laughing emoji and an indication of an upcoming concert date, Sam adding: “We’re all feeling like we’re in a simulation right now. Manchester on Wednesday! C’mon!” fender played a sold out gig at the Castlefield Bowl in Manchester on July 6th as part of a tour that will tour the US later this summer.
In a December 2020 interview with Terry Evans from Stingray Radio, Johnson was asked about the recent deaths of rock legends Eddie van Halen, Neil Peart and Little Richard made him think more about his own mortality. He replied: “Three or four weeks ago [in early October 2020]I turned 73 and I [thought], ,That can not be. What do you mean by 73? I haven’t done enough yet. I have not started yet.’ [Laughs] ‘I’m busy.’ And it’s just crazy. And I’m glad I have this attitude towards life.
“When you get to that age, you start noticing people showing up — just here and there,” he added. “But my dad always said something — he always said, ‘Son, you just play the cards you’re dealt.’ And that’s it.”
AC / DC postponed the final ten dates of his 2016 North American tour after doctors advised it Johnson He threatened with total hearing loss if he didn’t stop touring immediately. He was eventually replaced on the street by GUNS N’ ROSES Singer Axel Rose.
So that he can perform live AC / DC again, Johnson worked with audio expert Stephen Ambrosewho said he could help solve the singer’s hearing problems.
Ambrosewho invented the wireless in-ear monitors now widely used by touring artists, claimed to have invented a new breed of earbud that would make it possible Johnson perform without further damaging his eardrum. After three years of experimenting and “miniaturizing” the equipment, Johnson said the technology could allow him to get back on the road.
AC / DCcomeback Album, “Turn on”was released in November 2020. The LP was recorded over a period of six weeks in August and September 2018 Warehouse Studios in Vancouver with producer Brendan O’Brienwho also worked in 2008 “Black ice” and 2014s “skirt or bust”.
In conversation with apple music, Johnson said of the technology that allowed him to perform live again: “I gotta tell you, it was just luck. When this wonderful gentleman came up to me looking for me, he was audio professor new technology. And he said, “Listen, we could do it together if I can come down and see you.” And I thought it might all have been smoke and mirrors, someone trying it on, but it was the actual, real item, and it flew all the way down from Denver, Colorado. And we sat there for two days and I just couldn’t believe the results. But unfortunately it was the size of a car battery, so we spent the next two years essentially miniaturizing it, which is the difficult part. And yet it worked well.
“When we made the album and shot a video in Amsterdam, Angus [Young, AC/DC guitarist] said: ‘Would you like to do a rehearsal?’ Because I didn’t want to go through what I went through again. I said yes.” And then Angus set up the whole backline. And they said, “Well, let’s get started,” and we said, “No, no. I want full battlefield conditions.’ And we put it in our ears and we were expected to fiddle with it for at least maybe two days, but boy oh boy did it work straight away… I’m at a loss for words. I really don’t have the words to tell you how I felt. But I do know that “lucky” was one of them. It was really good.”
Image courtesy of SamFender‘s Instagram