Brian Johnson on how AC/DC paid tribute to Bon Scott on Back In Black

AC/DC have released another archive interview video as the band continue to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their 1980 album Back in Black.

The album was AC/DC’s first with Brain Johnson on vocals following the death of Bon Scott – and in the latest clip, Johnson, along with Malcolm and Angus Young talk about the title track, which was a tribute to Scott who died in February 1980.

Johnson says: “I remember Back In Black was particularly difficult because the boys were saying, ‘Listen, we want this song in memory of Bon, but we don’t want it to be sad or maudlin – we want it to be a good thing and a positive song,’ so it was tough, but I think we managed it pretty good. It’s kinda slow, but it’s got a great riff.”

Watch the video here https://youtu.be/Ib-CzCfFkys

Leave a Comment