Johnson Considering Rock Retirement

AC DC frontman BRIAN JOHNSON is considering retirement - because, at 61, he fears he's getting too old to rock.
The You Shook Me All Night Long singer has revealed he planned to quit as the Aussie rockers' singer in 2010 - 20 years after he replaced Bon Scott in the group - but his bandmates have persuaded him to rock on for another nine months, to fulfil festival commitments into 2011.
Johnson tells Classic Rock magazine, "We were talking about the end of the (current Black Ice) tour and I said, 'We're finishing in May (10) - and that's me done!'
"But Malcolm (Young) said, 'What are you talk in' about? We're not gonna let you retire!'"
Johnson admits he does his best to stay in shape for tours, but he's not sure he's got what it takes to carry on.
He adds, "I try to keep myself fit, and I love it being in this band... (but) the other lads are in their early fifties. I'm the old dog in the regiment. It's a purely selfish thing. I don't want to look a prat if I try to push it too far. I don't want for people to see me on stage and say, 'Oh, poor old f**ker, the band's carrying him!'"
But, for now, he's enjoying the ride: "It never gets boring. They're just the best rock band, and just to listen to them every night, it gets me. Every time they kick in, you think, 'What the f**k!' You're on again and you're thinking, 'This is ridiculous! I'm still grooving!'"


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