Andy Preston at The Gater 98.7’s in Palm Beach, FL got a call from AC/DC’s Brian Johnson on February 14th, who is in town for the Palm Beach Grand Prix that’s happening this weekend at Palm Beach International Raceway. Johnson shared some racing stories with Preston on air. He also ventured briefly into the music territory (around the 6 minute mark below).
Andy asked Brian if there is anything planned for him and the band in 2014, and he said “You’ll be the first one to know really….I think we’ll be going into the studio in May in Vancouver.”
Johnson also added that since the band has been around for 40 years, he thinks they “are going to try to do 40 gigs to thank the fans for their undying loyalty!” He said it’s been 4 years since AC/DC toured and he’s really looking forward to it.
According to Thecourier.co.uk, Angus, Scotland hard rockers have been left disappointed with the news that a statue to rock icon Bon Scott has been delayed. Kirriemuir’s favourite musical son will be back in 2015, after it was announced a tribute to him will not be unveiled at a music festival this year. The statue was due to be revealed at Bonfest, the town’s yearly tribute to AC/DC’s 40-year career, which draws thousands of people from around the world.
But Graham Galloway of organisers DD8 Music said major Angus Council plans to redevelop the statue’s surroundings will knock the project back by some time.
He said: “We have made the decision to push the unveiling of the statue back to next year’s Bonfest, which will take place in May 2015.
“Artist John McKenna has now started work on the statue after a public vote confirmed the final design will include bagpipes over Bon’s shoulder.
Read more at Thecourier.co.uk.