Former AC/DC singer Brian Johnson made a guest appearance with Muse to perform classic track Back In Black, on the weekend, at the Reading Festival – see a clip of the performance below.

The surprise was one of just a handful of performances Johnson has delivered since being forced to retire last year after suffering hearing problems.

Towards the end of the band’s Rock Or Bust world tour, the vocalist was told that if he didn’t stop performing immediately he risked total deafness. After cancelling a run of shows AC/DC returned with Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose in Johnson’s place.

Since then, Johnson has been working on ways to combat his health issues. He said last year, “My entire focus is to continue medical treatment to improve my hearing. I am hoping that in time my hearing will improve and allow me to return to live concert performances. While the outcome is uncertain, my attitude is optimistic.”

In May, he and Robert Plant, joined Paul Rodgers on stage in England, for a rendition of Money (That’s What I Want). Last year he recorded two album tracks, one for the Greg Billings Band and one for old friend, comedian Jim Breuer.

The future of AC/DC remains unclear, although guitarist Angus Young said in 2016 that he felt “obligated” to keep the band going.

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  1. I’ve been listening to ac/dc for 36 years and first saw them in 1981.

    There is only one other band I’ve invested in as much and that’s kiss.

    Its fine if Angus wanted to fill out his concert obligations with Axl but unless you’re younger and haven’t followed them for that long or are a big axl fan I don’t understand how you could support Angus taking the ac/dc name and continuing .

    I would totally support Angus and love to go see him play in some other form if he feels the need to keep playing live.

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