Nearly a year and a half after being told that he would suffer total hearing loss if he did not stop performing live, Brian Johnson was back onstage singing AC/DC material for the first time since March of 2016. As Rolling Stone reported, the singer joined the English rock band Muse during their set at the Reading Festival on Sunday (Aug. 27). Johnson and Muse teamed up to perform the AC/DC classic “Back in Black.” For Johnson it was certainly good to be back. "That means a lot to me, thank you so much, thank you boys," he told Muse after the song.
It seems as if Johnson’s initial diagnosis wasn’t as dire as first thought. A few months after the doctor told Johnson to stop touring or face “total deafness,” Johnson consulted an in-ear specialist who improved Johnson’s outlook. So much so that in May, Johnson made his triumphant return to the stage when he performed the Motown classic "Money (That's What I Want)" with Robert Plant and Bad Company's Paul Rodgers.
We hope to see Brian onstage again very soon. Keep it here at AXS for the latest AC/DC news.