As you may or may not know, longtime AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson (he stepped down from the band in 2016 due to hearing problems) hosts his own globetrotting television show dubbed Brian Johnson’s A Life on the Road. In a new episode of the AXS TV series, the iconic hard rocker visits Metallica HQ in San Rafael, California, for a frank convo with the thrash metal pioneers’ loquacious drummer and songwriter Lars Ulrich. The full episode is set to air on Sunday, October 13th at 9:00 p.m. ET 6 p.m. PT, but an first-look clip has hit the internet providing a taste of what the meet-up between the two revered musicians produced.
In the clip, which you can view in full below, Ulrich recalls hitting the road with AC/DC in the early Nineties just as Metallica was truly starting to break into the mainstream. “You’ve got to remember, our musical roots were much more in AC/DC, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin,” the drummer says. “We were much more blues-based, hard rock & roll stuff. We just started playing it a little faster as we went along.”
Ulrich adds: “Playing with you guys on that run in 1991, which was the last time we really sort of supported anybody, we were in heaven getting a chance to be close to you guys and watch you every night for six weeks.”
Brian Johnson’s A Life on the Road airs every Sunday at 9:00 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on AXS TV. On next week’s episode, which airs on October 20th, Johnson sits down with Pink Floyd percussionist Nick Mason.