The travel-style program will feature Johnson offering an “exclusive take on one aspect of the rock and roll life – live performance, touring and being on the road.” The singer will interview a different musician each episode, with the Who’s Roger Daltrey set for the first installment. Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason, Sting, Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott and Robert Plant are also set to appear.
Elliott described his appearance on the show, saying Johnson flew to Dublin for the episode. “I was quite humbled to be invited to do it because the guests that he’s got on the show are quite extraordinary. We spent about eight hours shooting the show. We were walking around the Temple Bar area of Dublin in the rain and wind. It was cold and horrible but we did spend most of it indoors at The Porterhouse HQ where he sampled Joe Elliott’s Louder beer.”
Brian Johnson’s Life On the Road follows Johnson’s foray into radio last year when he hosted an interview program called “The Producers,” which featured in-depth interviews with studio masters. The musician’s moves into media come after Johnson was forced to stop performing and leave AC/DC last year or risk “total deafness.”
Last June, Johnson announced that new inner ear technology had made him hopeful that he’ll one day be able to perform again live. However, it’s unclear if there would be an AC/DC to reunite with after bassist Cliff Williams announced his retirement last September.