AXS TV delivers an all-new episode of “Brian Johnson’s A Life on the Road” on Sunday, Oct. 20. This week, the iconic AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson catches up with Pink Floyd co-founder Nick Mason in the Cotswolds in England. The episode airs at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
In a sneak peek video clip of the installment, Johnson tours Mason’s jaw-dropping car collection. Mason also relays the first time he met what would be his future Pink Floyd bandmates, Roger Waters and Richard Wright. At the time, all three young men were going to school to be architects at the Regent Street Polytechnic school.
“It was architecture’s loss, I think, that the music took off… or not,” Mason explained to Johnson while laughing. “We sort of met because Roger knew I had a car… when he asked whether I might lend it to him, I said no. He also tried to get a cigarette off Rick, and famously Rick went ‘no’, which sort of set the pattern for the next 50 years.”
Mason’s story marks a strong example of how chance meetings can literally change the trajectory of someone’s life. Back then, none of the future band members could have known what a huge force they would make on progressive rock music. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and UK Music Hall of Fame inductees went on to sell over 250 million albums worldwide. Specifically, The Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall made their own marks as two of the best-selling albums in music history.
Brian Johnson travels the globe to give his viewers this kind of up-close-and-personal glimpse into the storied lives of his interview subjects. With Mason, he even gets a chance to take a spin in a £40 million 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO.
Be sure to check out Johnson and Mason’s full conversation when “A Life on the Road” airs on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.