AC/DC’S BRIAN JOHNSON TO APPEAR ON STING’S FORTHCOMING ALBUM

BrianJohnson Sting‘s first album in 10 years will include an unexpected collaboration with Brian Johnson, the lead singer of AC/DC, reports Billy Dukes of Ultimate Classic Rock.

Sting‘s first album in 10 years will include an unexpected collaboration with Brian Johnson, the lead singer of AC/DC. The Last Ship will be released on September 24th. As previously reported, the collection is the soundtrack to a theater production of the same name set to debut on Broadway in 2014.

It’s not clear what song, or how many songs Johnson will appear on, but a publicist has confirmed the cameo from the singer. Sting screened the production in May in hopes of finding financial backers, according to the New York Times.

The Last Ship explores themes of homecoming and self-discovery. The plot is focused on a shipyard in Wallsend, Eng., a town near where Sting grew up. It’s the story of the demise of the shipbuilding industry in the ’80s.

Look for the album in several configurations, including a 12-song version and a two-disc deluxe set featuring five bonus tracks. There’s also a 20-song super deluxe version with special packaging that will be available through Amazon. Digital and vinyl versions will also be available.

source: ultimateclassicrock.com

Comments

  1. Brandon Carbaugh says:

    This album should be cool, Sting and Brian Johnson sounds like an interesting collaboration.

  2. Whitesnake says:

    Eddie, aren’t you pissed off that Florentine has a show on Ozzy’s Boneyard and you don’t??? What’s up with that??

    • Why would I care if Jim had a radio show? I still do mine live every week and honestly don’t care what channel I’m on as long as I get to do what I do. The audience I have finds me no matter what. If it’s my show don’t care what channel broadcasts it. I must be quite the rebel to have to been banned on that channel but they seem to be okay with edgy comics like Norton and Jim. But as long as I play and say what I want don’t care what channel it’s heard on.

  3. Maybe they’ll do a gig together and Brian can put sting on his shoulders while he’s playing bass and they can run through the crowd together.

  4. Cameron says:

    I have never understood why anything longer than 10 songs on a CD are considered “bonus.” Is there an unspoken rule that a band can only put 8-10 songs on an album/CD that music fans are not aware of or is it just a way to charge more money? Sounds like the latter to me…

  5. PJ Schwackhammer says:

    “The Last Ship explores themes of homecoming and self-discovery. The plot is focused on a shipyard in Wallsend, Eng., a town near where Sting grew up. It’s the story of the demise of the shipbuilding industry in the ’80s.”

    Oh, no that won’t be pretentious at all… (SMH)

    Sting is such a wanker. Maybe Johnson can slap some common sense into him…

  6. Dave Balzano says:

    Hopefully this album will be a little more rock oriented than some of Sting’s recent forays. Anybody who hasn’t fallen asleep to “If On a Winter’s Night…” must have caffeine IV’d into their system. Seriously, as a fan of Sting’s more interesting material, more rocking, or even jazz rock stuff, let’s hope this is a step in the right direction. Too bad The Police couldn’t have put out an album like VH did last year, but clearly his heart wasn’t in it with his old band, and he preferred a one of tour.

    • PJ Schwackhammer says:

      Don’t hold your breath. I saw Sting play a free show before the Final Four last spring, and it was about as exciting as watching paint dry. Even the good Police songs he did were mellowed down to lounge-act versions.

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