AC/DC’s Brian Johnson: “There’s a Time When You Have to Call It Quits”


AC/DC are in the midst of their Rock or Bust tour, but talk of retirement has clearly been circulating in their camp—not unlikely for a group now entering its fifth decade.

In an interview for Morning Sun Music, frontman Brian Johnson addressed rumors that this will be the band’s last hurrah by taking a rather guarded approach to the subject.

“Y’know, retirement is like anything,” he said. “A good footballer, a good ice hockey player, they don’t want to retire, but unfortunately sometimes there’s a time when you have to call it quits. So it’s an ongoing thing with us; we never say no, and we never say never.

“The thing about the boys in AC/DC, you’ve got to remember, is we’re constantly surprised and amazed at how we keep the success going. We don’t know what we’re doing — I mean, we literally don’t know what we’re doing except what we’re doing is we just play 100 percent every night and give it everything we’ve got. If that’s the secret of success, we’ll pass it on.

“But we never expect the crowds. We never take anything for granted. How can you? Times change. You’ve just got to keep doing what you’re doing, basically, and just hope they come back for more.”

You can read the full interview at Morning Sun Music.