AC/DC singer Brian Johnson's star-studded UK interview show to get US premiere in September
Written by Classic Rock 93.9 on July 10, 2019
In 2017, a new interview show called Brian Johnson’s A Life on the Road, hosted by the AC/DC frontman, debuted on British TV. Now, the series’ first two seasons are set to get their U.S. premiere this fall on AXS TV.
The program features Brian Johnson traveling to different locations around the world to share stories and hang out with his fellow music legends. The first episode of A Life on the Road debuts September 15 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and finds Johnson visiting Sting in New York City.
You can check out a preview clip of the show at AXS.tv that captures the two singers dropping by the site of the historic punk club CBGB, where Sting’s old band The Police played its first U.S. gig.
Discussing his first impression of the notoriously seedy venue, Sting says, “It was kind of a spooky place, but it was full of history. Television played there, Talking Heads, Blondie.”
The second episode of the series, which will air on September 22, will feature Johnson and Robert Plant taking a trip to North Wales, where they explore a ruined castle, and discuss the Led Zeppelin frontman’s passion for blues music, the formation of his famous band and his solo career.
Among the many stars who appear on other episodes of A Life on the Road are The Who‘s Roger Daltrey, Def Leppard‘s Joe Elliott, Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich, Pink Floyd‘s Nick Mason, Billy Joel, Joe Walsh, Mark Knopfler, Paul Rodgers and Mick Fleetwood.
“To sit and chat with my friends and heroes while filming [A Life] on the Road was ridiculous fun, and with no professional journalists around, you can feel the trust,” Johnson says about the series.
Here are the episodes’ AXS TV air dates:
9/15 — Sting
9/22 — Robert Plant
9/29 — Roger Daltrey
10/6 — Joe Elliott
10/13 — Lars Ulrich
10/20 — Nick Mason
10/27 — Billy Joel
11/3 — Joe Walsh
11/10 — Dolly Parton
11/17 — Mark Knopfler
11/24 — Paul Rodgers
12/1 — Mick Fleetwood
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