We’ve missed hearing former AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson’s voice since his departure from the band due to the risk of impending deafness, and we certainly didn’t expect to see him showing up onstage with Muse of all bands.
Taking a moment out of their Reading Festival set to bring Brian Johnson out for a special guest appearance, Muse belted out an awesome take on Acca Dacca classic ‘Back In Black’, a track they’ve covered several times throughout the years.
It clearly means a lot to Brian, too, as he gives Matt Bellamy a big bear hug at the end, as he tells the band “thank you so much!” – and maybe he’s feeling extra grateful for everything at the moment having just walked away from a scary car wreck unscathed.
Now, we’re just crossing out fingers that, perhaps, we’ll get to see a repeat of this when Muse head to Australia for shows in Sydney and Melbourne this December, our first chance to hear tracks from new album Drones in person.
Speaking of Drones, there were thankfully no drone-related incidents at this gig, unlike their gig last year that saw one of their own drones crash into the London crowd, making for a very Spinal Tap-esque moment as they desperately tried to recover it.
In other Muse-related news, the band were themselves covered by The Killers recently at Lollapalooza, with Brandon Flowers & Co. busting out a cover of ‘Starlight’ after Muse had been forced to cancel their set at the festival due to the weather.
You can check out the heartwarming moment between Brian Johnson and Muse below.
— BBC Music (@bbcmusic) August 27, 2017
Muse AND acdc. It’s my dirty dreams come true pic.twitter.com/75rdEmhvG6
— Julie (@noprobsju) August 27, 2017
Muse 2017 Australian tour
On sale now
Saturday, 16th December – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney (All Ages)
Monday, 18th December – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (All Ages)