AC/DC’s Brian Johnson: Bono Should Do Charity Work In Private

Brian Johnson is no Bon Scott, but he’s got balls.  Kudos to this raunchy Australian for pointing out how pretentious and self-absorbed it is to give and not be silent.

From The Huffington Post:

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson is taking on Bono and Bob Geldof for their public displays of charity work.

“When I was a working man I didn’t want to go to a concert for some bastard to talk down to me that I should be thinking of some kid in Africa,” he told Melbourne’s Herald Sun. “I’m sorry mate, do it yourself, spend some of your own money and get it done. It just makes me angry. I become all tyrannical.”

Johnson said that his own band prefers to make their charitable contributions in private.

“Do a charity gig, fair enough, but not on worldwide television,” he said.

[Read more at The Huffington Post]

  • g9

    Brian Johnson is from Newcastle, England, not Australia. :)

  • Raymond

    I just got owned.

  • ralph

    Could be far worse, AC/DC could have done the benefit concert for Haiti where they played “You Shook Me All Night Long”…

  • Sean

    I'm inclined to agree, I see too many stars just doing it for the publicity, not to make any real change

  • Steve M

    thank you!! some one finally said it bono makes more racket over his charities than he actually does in the studios

  • conniedobbs

    To be fair to Bono, AC/DC is just awful idiotic music. I hope he doesn't take too much out of the ramblings of “the guy in the band because he does a decent impression of the dead guy that everyone liked”. He also has sex with kangaroos and sheep.

  • JRaff

    Just want to make a minor correction if anyone's reading this: Brian Johnson is in fact from Newcastle, England, not Australia, although AC/DC are an Australian band.

  • Rob

    Brain who?

  • Tater Gumfries

    Doing charity publicly raises awareness of the situation that requires the charity. More people get involved and inspired to contribute.

  • GoodDoktorBad

    Bono should marry Oprah. Ladies and gentleman: Bono and Oprah Vox

  • in the know

    Brian Johnson is a Scott not an Aussie you dolt!

  • in the know

    Brian Johnson is a Scott not an Aussie you dolt!

  • Carrie Moody


  • Carrie Moody

    Yes, there are several celebrities that do charity in private because they don’t wanted to show it in public that they are helping others but there’s no reason to keep that because for us, it was so nice and you will show that even you are celebrity you also act like a normal person through helping others.

    Carrie Moody,
    Donate a car
    Wheels for Wishes