Watch Brian Johnson Perform with Robert Plant and Paul Rodgers

Brian Johnson
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Brian Johnson onstage in the Olympic Stadium in Munich, Germany on May 19, 2015. 

In case there was ever any doubt, Brian Johnson can still rock. 

Video has emerged of the veteran rocker letting rip on a cover of Barrett Strong’s ‘50s classic “Money (That's What I Want)” at Paul Rodgers' concert at Oxford New Theatre in England. Johnson was in fine company; he took turns on the mic with Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant and Rodgers, the Bad Company and one-time Queen singer. 

Having performed with AC/DC since 1980 (he replaced the late singer Bon Scott), Johnson was sidelined from the Hall of Famers' 2016 Rock or Bust tour due to serious hearing loss. Axl Rose filled in on vocals for the European jaunt and 10 rescheduled U.S. shows, though Johnson was adamant he was not quitting.

A year ago, Johnson described how after a "series of examinations by leading physicians in the field of hearing loss," he was informed that if he continued to play at large venues he risked "total deafness”. The diagnosis was the “darkest day of my professional life," he recounted, but he assured fans he was not retiring. “I am hoping that in time my hearing will improve and allow me to return to live concert performances,” he wrote in April 2016. “While the outcome is uncertain, my attitude is optimistic. Only time will tell."

Watch the performance below.


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