Who would have thought that after decades and decades of playing some of the loudest music on Earth, you’d have the danger of going completely deaf? Well, AC/DC‘s frontman, Brian Johnson, is currently in that boat, and if the singer continues the scheduled AC/DC tour, he could end up completely deaf.
Johnson’s doctors have ordered him to “stop touring immediately” or the legendary musician risks “total hearing loss.” As a result of the doctor’s orders, the Australian group have decided to postpone their remaining dates, including one at New York’s Madison Square Garden in April. But the show must go on, with or without their legendary singer. Angus Young and the remaining members will play their postponed dates later on this year with “likely a guest vocalist.”
Things just seem to be getting worse and worse for AC/DC as of late. Their original drummer (but no longer with the group) Phil Rudd is serving eight months of home arrest after threatening to kill a former employee, and one of the group’s founding members, guitarist Malcolm Young, has been forced to retire due to his worsening dementia. Amidst all of these troubles, the group were still able to perform at 2015’s Coachella festival and even open the 2015 Grammy Awards with a kick-ass performance.
If you were able to catch them with Brian Johnson on vocals in the past, consider yourself lucky. It may never be the same AC/DC again.
(Via Consequence of Sound)