Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

AC/DC Singer, Local Resident: 'I Am Not Retiring'

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

AC/DC Singer, Local Resident: 'I Am Not Retiring'

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SARASOTA -- Brian Johnson, AC/DC's lead singer since 1980 and a longtime resident of Sarasota, has issued a statement following the announcement Saturday that AC/DC would complete previously scheduled tour dates with Axl Rose.

"I want personally to explain the reason because I don't believe the earlier press releases sufficiently set out what I wanted to say to our fans or the way in which I thought it should be presented," Johnson says.

In March, AC/DC issued a message stating that Johnson had been advised by doctors to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss.

"I am not a quitter, and I like to finish what I start; nevertheless, the doctors made it clear to me and my band mates that I had no choice but to stop performing on stage for the remaining shows and possibly beyond," Johnson said. …

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