AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Returns After Hearing Loss Hiatus To Sing With Robert Plant And Paul Rodgers [Watch]

first_imgA little over a year ago, AC/DC tapped Axl Rose to join them for their Rock or Bust tour in the stead of Brian Johnson. While Johnson had originally been slated to perform with the group, AC/DC’s longtime lead singer was advised not to carry out the remaining dates of the tour under the threat of total hearing loss. After a fourteen month performing hiatus, last night in Oxford, England, Johnson returned to the stage and sang on a rendition of “Money (That’s What I Want)” with Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant and Paul Rodgers during a Bad Company concert.The three classic rockers exchanged verses on the song, joining together toward the end of the song to harmonize. All three singers were in high spirits during the collaboration, though Johnson seemed beyond enthused to be back and performing in front of fans—after his hearing ailment diagnosis last year, he told Rolling Stone that he was “personally crushed” that he’d be unable to perform in the future and that his diagnosis was the “darkest day of [his] professional life.”After Johnson made the announcement during March of last year that he’d be going on a performing hiatus indefinitely rather than risk going totally deaf, in June of last year, the AC/DC frontman had positive news for fans, citing a meeting with an in-ear specialist who helped him regain his hearing. With last night’s performance, it seems as though his treatment for his hearing loss is moving forward smoothly, though there is no confirmation as to whether Johnson will return to touring with AC/DC nor whether Johnson’s performance was enabled by the in-ear specialist’s technology.You can watch to Brian Johnson’s first performance onstage for the first time in over a year below along with Robert Plant, Paul Rodgers, and the rest of Bad Company. [Video courtesy of Sean Bateman][H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

I’m open to England return — Mikel

first_imgRelatedPosts Solskjaer criticises England over handling of youngster Greenwood UEFA Nations League: Sterling saves 10-man England against Iceland Eberechi Eze pulls out of England squad Former Nigeria captain John Mikel Obi has left the door open to a return to English football.The 33-year-old, who won the Champions League with Chelsea in 2012, is currently without a club having left Turkish side Trabzonspor by mutual consent in March.“Yes, there are interested clubs and England is a strong possibility and why not,” Mikel told BBC Sport Africa.“We are currently in talks with clubs and there is absolutely no hurry. I can only wait to see what happens.”He refused to confirm or deny media reports in England linking him with newly-promoted West Bromwich Albion and Championship side Stoke City.Mikel, who captained his country to a third place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, has previously played in Norway and China, but achieved success in England with Chelsea.The midfielder made 249 Premier League appearances for Chelsea in an 11-year spell, which ended when he left Stamford Bridge in 2017.He also won two league titles, three FA Cups and the Europa League in 2013.Before a stint with Chinese side Tianjin TEDA and brief spell at Middlesbrough followed in the Championship during the 2018/19 campaign, featuring 19 times, scoring once.Mikel won a total of 89 caps for Nigeria, playing for them in the past two World Cups and helping the Super Eagles win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, before announcing his retirement from international football last summer.He was also one of Nigeria’s three over-age players as the African side won a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.Tags: BBC SportEnglandJohn Mikel ObiTrabzonsporlast_img read more