Comedian Jim Breuer has released a video message clarifying the comments he made about his good friend, AC/DC singer Brian Johnson, in which he suggested that the singer was “kicked to the curb” by the band after 36 years.
Breuer says in the clip: “Just so people know, I’m not quoting Brian Johnson. It’s me venting. He didn’t say a lot of those things. When I first saw him he was just down and sad and just saying, ‘I’m just trying to work things out and I hope it all comes to fruition.’ The rest is me just trying to lift him up, being funny and goofy. Then I just talked in a conversation with a friend kind of exaggerating some of those points. I had no clue the madness that it would create.”
On his “The Metal In Me” podcast, Breuer said he met up with Johnson in Sarasota, Florida on March 11, where the singer told him that his doctor had confirmed some hearing loss during the first leg of AC/DC’s world tour. According to Breuer, Johnson said, “[The doctor said], ‘Now you’re gonna go out and do indoor [shows]? I do not put my name on this. You’re a grown man. You make a decision, but I would not mess around with this at all.'”
According to Breuer, Johnson then went to guitarist Angus Young and AC/DC management to explain the situation, saying: “[Brian] said that he called and let [AC/DC and Young] know, ‘Hey, this is what the doctor said, but let’s try to figure this out. I don’t think it’s as bad as he said it is.’ Literally the next day in the press, it was ‘Brian Johnson, tour canceled, he’s losing his hearing.'”
Breuer continued: “[Johnson] said he just called and gave that information. He didn’t say he wanted to quit. He didn’t say he was done. He called with that information, and two days later, he read in the papers and heard on Twitter and everywhere else, ‘Brian Johnson going deaf canceling tour.’ A day later, and it was, ‘Oh, we’re gonna have guest singers.'”
Breuer also added that Johnson believed that he had already been replaced in AC/DC, saying: “He feels like he heard
from someone that they already hired somebody, it just hasn’t been announced yet.”
AC/DC have been on tour for their latest release, “Rock Or Bust”, and have said that they will make up the postponed dates, possibly with a “guest vocalist.”
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BRIAN JOHNSON/ ACDC clearing the air!
Posted by Jim Breuer on Tuesday, March 15, 2016