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Former AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson is hosting a new six-part TV show exploring what life is like touring the globe as part of a legendary rock act.

Screened weekly on Sky Arts from Friday 28th April onwards, Brian Johnson's Life On The Road sees the vocalist interview six fellow rock icons to get an insight into the ups and downs of being on tour - from the euphoria of performing live in massive stadia to the debauchery, sleep deprivation and fallouts.

The show kicks off with Brian interviewing his friend of 40 years, The Who’s Roger Daltrey, and follows with Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason, Sting, Def Leppard singer and Planet Rock DJ extraordinaire Joe Elliott, and Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant.

Introducing the show, Sky Arts said: “One of rock music’s iconic and tour-hardened frontmen, Brian Johnson, gives us a brand new and exclusive take on one aspect of the rock and roll life: live performance, touring and being ‘on the road’.”


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Speaking on his Planet Rock Saturday show, Joe Elliott said: "Earlier this week Brian Johnson flew into Dublin to interview yours truly for a TV show that he's doing called Brian Johnson's Life On The Road and I was quite humbled to be invited to do it because the guests that he's got on the show are quite extraordinary."

"We spent about eight hours shooting the show. We were walking around the Temple Bar area of Dublin in the rain and wind. It was cold and horrible but we did spend most of it indoors at The Porterhouse HQ where he sampled Joe Elliott's Louder beer. To be quite honest I think he quite enjoyed it."

It’s not the first time Brian has delved into presenting since he was forced to quit AC/DC last year on medical grounds.

Last July, Brian hosted a weekly show on Planet Rock called The Producers, which explored the people behind-the-scenes of some of the greatest rock music ever recorded - those who capture unforgettable moments for the records we all love.

Producers featured included Bob Rock, Nick Raskulinecz, Kevin Shirley and Roy Thomas Baker.

The schedule for Brian Johnson’s Life On The Road is as follows:

Brian Johnson and Roger Daltrey – 28th April
Brian Johnson and Lars Ulrich – 5th May
Brian Johnson and Nick Mason – 12th May
Brian Johnson and Sting – 19th May
Brian Johnson and Joe Elliott – 26th May
Brian Johnson and Robert Plant – 2nd June

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