AC/DC have been together for over 40 years and sold over 200 million albums worldwide and they’re still connecting with fans of all generations – as they found out during their headlining set at Coachella earlier this month.
“It was fantastic,” lead singer Brian Johnson tells ET Canada. “We had a great time. It was the first gig in about five, six years, not sure and we went straight into the deep end and it was like we never really stopped, you know?”
And they’re still going! The band is currently on tour supporting their 15th studio album, Rock Or Bust, which came out at the end of last year. The record finds the rockers in classic form, sticking to the signature, hard-riffing sound they build their audience on.
“Any AC/DC album, you want someone to hear it and go, that’s AC/DC that’s no one else, so that’s what we always aim for,” founding member Angus Young says. “We’ve been pretty lucky. For an act that was never known as a mainstream kind of act, we’ve done pretty good. I mean we’ve always managed to maybe get an album to click or we got some big songs that clicked with people.”
Angus and Brian sure have come a long way from roughing it on tour during the band’s formative years.
Asked about what it was like being in AC/DC in the ’70s, Brian says, “Obviously times were tougher then. The vans and busses and cash situations, and hotels, and getting through and out and all that kind of stuff. You’ll have to wait for the documentary.”
Watch a sneak peek of our interview below and tune-in tonight for the full thing.
~ By Jason Richards