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AC/DC Frontman Brian Johnson: Life on the Road US Debut AXS TV Sept 15

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Source: AXS TV

Sting with Brian Johnson - Image courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment.

Sting with Brian Johnson – Image courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment.

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson is “Rocking All The Way” across the globe to sit down with some of the most influential artists in music, as AXS TV presents the popular rock-and-talk series Brian Johnson: A Life On The Road—making its Stateside debut on Sunday, September 15 at 9pE/6pP.

The network has acquired the first two seasons of the program from Eagle Rock Entertainment, featuring a combined total of 12 unforgettable episodes never seen before in the United States.

A Life On The Road joins a star-studded Sunday night lineup that also includes the new music series Paul Shaffer Plus One, hosted by musician and television personality Paul Shaffer, premiering September 15 at 8pE/5pP

“To sit and chat with my friends and heroes while filming ‘On The Road’ was ridiculous fun, and with no professional journalists around, you can feel the trust,” said Johnson about the series.

Brian Johnson: A Life On The Road finds the rocker going above and abroad to catch up with a slate of fellow icons, hearing their priceless stories from their time on tour and taking viewers to the places that helped define their legendary careers. Season One kicks off on September 15 as Johnson visits with Sting in New York, where the 17-time GRAMMY® winner opens up about the early days of his career and reveals the inspiration behind his signature hit “Roxanne.”

In this exclusive first look, the pair travel to the former site of The Police’s first gig, the quintessential punk venue CBGB’s, which Sting describes as “kind of a spooky place… it was so full of history.” Discussing this time spent touring across America as a young man with the band, Sting reflects on the powerful impact it had on him and his character.

“I’m just so grateful for it,” he continues. “It builds backbone. It builds some kind of psychological armor.”

WATCH IT HERE!

Next, Johnson takes an excursion to North Wales where he explores a ruined castle with rock god Robert Plant, chatting about the vocalist’s love of American Blues, the creation of Led Zeppelin, and Plant’s acclaimed solo career and award-winning collaborations (Sept. 22).

Then, Johnson flies to The Who’s old stomping grounds where frontman Roger Daltrey shares the scoop on the band’s wild history of wrecked hotel rooms, smashed guitars, sinking Lincolns, and Keith Moon’s notorious 21stBirthday (Sept. 29).

And Johnson travels to Dublin to grab a pint with Def Leppard superstar Joe Elliott at a local pub where the lads talk about the highs and lows of Def Leppard’s legacy, reflecting on how the band led the charge in the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, were smuggled on stage in laundry baskets by Robert Plant, and won a place in the Guinness Book Of World Records for rocking three continents in one day (Oct. 6).

The season continues on October 13 as the Bay Area gets “Thunderstruck” when Johnson and Lars Ulrich tour Metallica’s headquarters in San Francisco, discussing the band’s meteoric rise and the thrill of playing to millions of fans on the monumental “Wherever We May Roam” Tour, and swapping war stories of their experiences with fame, favorite road rituals, and the importance of the road crew.

Then, in the season finale, Johnson cruises over to Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason’s classic car collection, where the friends take a £40 million 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO for a spin as Mason reflects on the band’s humble beginnings and explains the unique elements that made Pink Floyd’s groundbreaking stage shows so special (Oct. 20).

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Season Two highlights include spirited conversations with the incomparable Piano Man, Billy Joel (Oct. 27); guitar mastermind Joe Walsh (Nov. 3); country music trailblazer Dolly Parton (Nov. 10); Dire Straits co-founder Mark Knopfler (Nov. 17); influential singer, songwriter, and musician Paul Rodgers (Nov. 24); and Fleetwood Mac fan-favorite Mick Fleetwood (Dec. 1).

“AXS TV strives to provide our classic rock audience with the absolute best music programming on the market today, and we are proud to continue that strong tradition with the addition of Brian Johnson: A Life On The Road,” said Lucia McCalmont, Vice President of Programming and Scheduling, AXS TV. “For the first time ever, North American audiences will be able to experience these unforgettable episodes in their entirety, as rock’s greatest artists guide viewers on a tour of the locations that helped shape their legacies, and share the stories of their incredible careers in their own words. True music connoisseurs won’t want to miss this incredible event.”

 About AXS TV

Launched in 2012 by visionary entrepreneur CEO Mark Cuban in conjunction with AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and CBS, AXS TV has established itself as the premier destination for music and entertainment programming. The network delivers an eclectic programming roster that includes original series such as The Big Interview With Dan Rather, Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar, and Real Money, as well as hard-hitting mixed martial arts events, and a slate of acclaimed documentaries and iconic concerts from some of music’s most influential artists. AXS TV is also the U.S. home of the popular New Japan Pro Wrestling and WOW-Women Of Wrestling promotions and Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA).  AXS TV is currently available nationally in the United States and parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. For a list of providers, visit axs.tv/subscribe. For more information, see

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson is “Rocking All The Way” across the globe to sit down with some of the most influential artists in music, as AXS TV presents the popular rock-and-talk series Brian Johnson: A Life On The Road—making its Stateside debut on Sunday, September 15 at 9pE/6pP. The network has acquired the first two seasons of the program from Eagle Rock Entertainment, featuring a combined total of 12 unforgettable episodes never seen before in the United States. A Life On The Road joins a star-studded Sunday night lineup that also includes the new music series Paul Shaffer Plus One, hosted by musician and television personality Paul Shaffer, premiering September 15 at 8pE/5pP.

“To sit and chat with my friends and heroes while filming ‘On The Road’ was ridiculous fun, and with no professional journalists around, you can feel the trust,” said Johnson about the series.

Brian Johnson: A Life On The Road finds the rocker going above and abroad to catch up with a slate of fellow icons, hearing their priceless stories from their time on tour and taking viewers to the places that helped define their legendary careers. Season One kicks off on September 15 as Johnson visits with Sting in New York, where the 17-time GRAMMY® winner opens up about the early days of his career and reveals the inspiration behind his signature hit “Roxanne.” In this exclusive first look, the pair travel to the former site of The Police’s first gig, the quintessential punk venue CBGB’s, which Sting describes as “kind of a spooky place… it was so full of history.” Discussing this time spent touring across America as a young man with the band, Sting reflects on the powerful impact it had on him and his character. “I’m just so grateful for it,” he continues. “It builds backbone. It builds some kind of psychological armor.” Watch it here.

Next, Johnson takes an excursion to North Wales where he explores a ruined castle with rock god Robert Plant, chatting about the vocalist’s love of American Blues, the creation of Led Zeppelin, and Plant’s acclaimed solo career and award-winning collaborations (Sept. 22). Then, Johnson flies to The Who’s old stomping grounds where frontman Roger Daltrey shares the scoop on the band’s wild history of wrecked hotel rooms, smashed guitars, sinking Lincolns, and Keith Moon’s notorious 21stBirthday (Sept. 29). And Johnson travels to Dublin to grab a pint with Def Leppard superstar Joe Elliott at a local pub where the lads talk about the highs and lows of Def Leppard’s legacy, reflecting on how the band led the charge in the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, were smuggled on stage in laundry baskets by Robert Plant, and won a place in the Guinness Book Of World Records for rocking three continents in one day (Oct. 6).

The season continues on October 13 as the Bay Area gets “Thunderstruck” when Johnson and Lars Ulrich tour Metallica’s headquarters in San Francisco, discussing the band’s meteoric rise and the thrill of playing to millions of fans on the monumental “Wherever We May Roam” Tour, and swapping war stories of their experiences with fame, favorite road rituals, and the importance of the road crew. Then, in the season finale, Johnson cruises over to Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason’s classic car collection, where the friends take a £40 million 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO for a spin as Mason reflects on the band’s humble beginnings and explains the unique elements that made Pink Floyd’s groundbreaking stage shows so special (Oct. 20).

Season Two highlights include spirited conversations with the incomparable Piano Man, Billy Joel (Oct. 27); guitar mastermind Joe Walsh (Nov. 3); country music trailblazer Dolly Parton (Nov. 10); Dire Straits co-founder Mark Knopfler (Nov. 17); influential singer, songwriter, and musician Paul Rodgers (Nov. 24); and Fleetwood Mac fan-favorite Mick Fleetwood (Dec. 1).

“AXS TV strives to provide our classic rock audience with the absolute best music programming on the market today, and we are proud to continue that strong tradition with the addition of Brian Johnson: A Life On The Road,” said Lucia McCalmont, Vice President of Programming and Scheduling, AXS TV. “For the first time ever, North American audiences will be able to experience these unforgettable episodes in their entirety, as rock’s greatest artists guide viewers on a tour of the locations that helped shape their legacies, and share the stories of their incredible careers in their own words. True music connoisseurs won’t want to miss this incredible event.”

 About AXS TV

Launched in 2012 by visionary entrepreneur CEO Mark Cuban in conjunction with AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and CBS, AXS TV has established itself as the premier destination for music and entertainment programming. The network delivers an eclectic programming roster that includes original series such as The Big Interview With Dan Rather, Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar, and Real Money, as well as hard-hitting mixed martial arts events, and a slate of acclaimed documentaries and iconic concerts from some of music’s most influential artists. AXS TV is also the U.S. home of the popular New Japan Pro Wrestling and WOW-Women Of Wrestling promotions and Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA).  AXS TV is currently available nationally in the United States and parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. For a list of providers, visit axs.tv/subscribe. For more information, see www.axs.tv. Follow AXS TV on Facebook,Twitter @axstv; Instagram; and YouTube. Press information is available at axstvmediacenter.com.. Follow AXS TV on Facebook,Twitter @axstv; Instagram; and YouTube.

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Hagstrom Retroscape H-IIN HB Guitar The Hagstrom H-IIN was introduced in 1965. Known for their quirky switches and easy playability, they quickly achieved wide popularity. Favorites among punk and grunge bands looking for a hard-rocking individualist statement, H-IIN has been showing up in the hands of artists such as Aaron North (The Icarus Line, Nine Inch Nails) for years. Many people have been asking for these classics to be re-issued, and Hagstrom is happy to comply with lovingly recreated and updated versions of these great classics. A comfortably profiled Canadian Maple neck is bolted to a hand-selected American Alder body insuring that the original attack and “bite” of the H-IINI is maintained. The classic 6-in-line Hagstrom headstock design, used for the first production of H-IIs and H-IIIs, has been slightly updated, and the Vintage Tremar has been re-engineered for functional improvements without sacrificing its original appearance. Hagstrom has taken great care in recreating the original pickups, and the Custom 60 Alnico 5 humbucking pickups do an excellent job of matching the originals’ sonic glory. Tone-shaping functionality is enhanced by incorporation of Hagstrom’s RC-Circuit into the volume control, which allows for low-gain settings without the loss of that high frequency “shimmer.” – Body Material: American Alder – Body Style: Double Cutaway – Neck Joint: Bolt On – Neck Material: Canadian Hard Maple – Truss Rod: H-Expander – Fingerboard Material: Resinator – Fretboard Radius: 15″ – Inlays: 6 mm Pearl Dot – Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo – Scale Length: 24.75″ (628 mm) – Nut: GraphTech Black Tusq XL – Nut Width: 43mm – Pickups: 2 x Hagstrom Ceramic C-Spin – Pickup Selection: – Neck Pickup On/Off – Bridge Pickup On/Off – Master Tone On/Off – Mute On/Off – Controls: – 1 x Volume with R/C Tone Circuit – Kill Switch on Upper Horn – Bridge: Long Travel T-O-M Roller Bridge – Tailpiece: Hagstrom Vintage Tremar – Machine Keys:

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At the end of the previous installment I said that all there was left to do was the final assembly. However, I’d forgotten about installing the colour-changing LEDs in the eyes. Here in the photo we see the piggy undergoing eye surgery. I was incredibly nervous about this stage of the build because I’d be drilling through the decals beneath the clear coat finish and I was concerned about inadvertantly destroying the decals in the process.

The pupils in the eyes of the pig each have two small white discs, which I assume are meant to represent reflections. I took some time trying to decide which of the two I should install the LEDs in. I went for the lower “reflections” in the end as each of these discs is smaller than those uppermost, and are more in keeping with the size of the LEDs which have black rubber surrounds which would look weird against the white of the larger discs.

However, when I was putting some protective tape around the areas to be drilled (as seen above) I very nearly selected the upper white disc in one eye and the lower disc in the other. I was so glad that I caught my mistake because the pig would have ended up looking cross-eyed and it would have bugged me forever after.

The holes drilled were 6mm in diameter – easily big enough for the LEDs – but installing them with the black rubber surrounds in place was a complete nightmare. It was a very tight fit, and in the end I had to cut away some of the lugs of the surrounds so as to be able to squeeze them in.

At last the LEDs are in. Hurrah! They are colour-changing LEDs, not flashing because that would be annoying, but rather they slowly cycle through a range of colours. Above we see the piggy with a red glint in its eyes.

And here, above, we see the LEDs have turned green.

Here in this next couple of photos I am gluing the LEDs battery box to the cover plate. This is basically a Stratocaster-style tremolo spring cavity cover.

You’ll see that I have drilled a hole in it to access the on-off switch for the LEDs.

Here’s the cover screwed into place over the LED cavity. I’m aware that it’ll be a bit of a pain to remove six screws in order to change the batteries and then of course put them all back again, but I’m hoping that the batteries don’t need changing too often. If it does become a pain, I might have to devise a better system.

Finally in this installment, here’s a video of the LED eyes doing their colour changing thing!

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Number of Frets: 20
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Position Inlays: Dot
Controls: Volume, Bass, Treble
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Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Die-Cast Sealed
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Weight: 9.00 lbs

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