AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson will host a new TV series called Cars That Rock, according to Blabbermouth. The program will air in the U.K. beginning next spring, and there’s no word yet on whether it will get picked up by a U.S. network or cable channel. The series follows Johnson as he pursues his passion of cars, looking into the history of automobiles and racing while meeting fans and drivers.
- We asked Johnson how his fascination with cars began: “I don’t know. It’s probably because we were born with no money and it was always something you dreamt of. You saw one driving past, you know, you’d go, ‘Gosh, darn it, I wonder what it’s like to have one of them.’ But I mean, it was — it went beyond that, you know, I just loved these motorcars, these things that you could get in and do anything. You could go anywhere, you know. And people were actually then mobile, you know, they could do things that they’d never dreamt of before.”
- Johnson, a longtime auto and racing enthusiast, talked about his passion for both in his 2011 book,Rockers And Rollers: A Full Throttle Memoir.
- Cars That Rock will be comprised of six 60-minute episodes in which Johnson looks at six of his favorite makes of car — three from the U.K. and three from other parts of Europe. He’ll drive some of the cars in professional races and will also drive others at high speed.
- Johnson and the rest of AC/DC have reportedly been working on material for a new album, but the band has been quiet for several years and has not officially released any news.
CHECK IT OUT: Keep up with Brian Johnson’s racing and automotive pursuits at www.brianjohnsonracing.com/