AC/DC 5/5/20

AC/DC fans participated on Saturday (May 2nd) in this year’s edition of the annual Bonfest, which pays tribute to late AC/DC frontman Bon Scott. The fest went virtual after the coronavirus pandemic forced organizers to pull the plug on the usual public gathering in the Scottish town of Kirriemuir, where Scott was born.

The online version featured a video message from Scott’s successor in AC/DC, Brian Johnson, who is allegedly back in the band after having to leave in 2016 due to severe hearing issues.

Johnson said, “Hey everybody. I know you’re all disappointed that the Bonfest is not going to be on this year, but as you know, this virus has got everything pretty screwed up. But I’m sure it will be back next year bigger and better and we can all go and celebrate our favorite singer’s life.”

He added, “I’ve got nothing much to say except the fact that I’m as bored as all you are. I just want to get out there. Keep tight, stay safe and we’ll see you all again. As Bon would have said, ‘Ride on.’ We’ll see you then.”

Scott joined AC/DC in 1974 and sang on the band’s first six studio albums. He achieved international stardom before his death at the age of 33 in 1980 from alcohol poisoning.

Johnson replaced him for 1980’s Back In Black album and was a mainstay of the lineup until his mid-tour departure four years ago. It has been rumored for the past two years, however, that Johnson has rejoined the group, along with several other classic members, for a yet-to-be-announced album and world tour that will pay tribute to AC/DC’s late co-founder and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young.

Story source: Blabbermouth

TL; DR:

  • AC/DC fans participated on Saturday (May 2nd) in this year’s edition of the annual Bonfest, which pays tribute to late AC/DC frontman Bon Scott.
  • The fest went virtual after the coronavirus pandemic forced organizers to pull the plug on the usual public gathering.
  • The online version featured a message from Scott’s successor in AC/DC, Brian Johnson, who is allegedly back in the band after having to leave in 2016 due to severe hearing issues.