Brian Johnson ‘Life on the Road’ Coming to U.S. TV

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Brian Johnson and Roger Daltrey during their Season One taping of A Life on the Road

Brian Johnson: A Life On The Road, the TV series hosted by the longtime AC/DC frontman, will make its U.S. television debut when it arrives on AXS TV in September. The network acquired the two seasons of the program, totaling 12 episodes that feature interviews with such classic rock legends as Roger Daltrey, Robert Plant, Joe Walsh, Paul Rodgers, and more.

“To sit and chat with my friends and heroes while filming On The Road was ridiculous fun, and with no professional journalists around, you can feel the trust,” said Johnson about the series.

From the July 10 announcement: Brian Johnson: A Life On The Road finds the rocker going above and abroad to catch up with a slate of fellow icons, hearing their priceless stories from their time on tour and taking viewers to the places that helped define their legendary careers.

The rock-and-talk series will premiere Stateside on September 15 with an interview with Sting.

In this first-look, the pair heads to the former site of The Police’s first gig, the quintessential punk venue CBGB’s, which Sting describes as “kind of a spooky place… it was full of history.” Though it was a premier destination for established acts and up-and-coming stars alike, the venue’s accommodations were less than glitzy—this, however, only added to its charm and mystique.

Sting explains, “It was a bathroom that was the dressing room, and it was a toilet [with] graffiti everywhere. There was a little stage ‘round the corner, maybe 100 people you’d get in there at the most.”

In episode two, Johnson goes to North Wales where he explores a ruined castle with Robert Plant, chatting about the vocalist’s love of American Blues, the creation of Led Zeppelin, and more. Then, The Who’s Roger Daltrey talks about the band’s wild history of wrecked hotel rooms, smashed guitars, sinking Lincolns, and Keith Moon’s notorious 21st Birthday.

Other season one guests include Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, who discusses his classic car collection and the band’s humble beginnings.

Season Two will include conversations with Billy Joel, Joe Walsh, Mark Knopfler, Paul Rodgers and Mick Fleetwood.

Related: Johnson, Plant and Rodgers shared the stage in 2017

Johnson and Walsh made headlines on June 24 when the latter tweeted a photo of the pair in London. Many interpreted it that the two were recording an album together but Walsh followed it up with a second tweet denying that was so.

Several months ago, Johnson was said to be involved with recording sessions for a new AC/DC release. The still-unconfirmed album reportedly would include contributions from the band’s late rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young in the form of unused recordings made years ago.

Perhaps it’s just a coincidence, but in July AC/DC’s official YouTube channel uploaded several classic live performances featuring Johnson.

Brian Johnson: A Life On The Road will air back-to-back with a new music series, Paul Shaffer Plus One, hosted by the musician and television personality.

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