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AC/DC are in the midst of their Rock or Bust tour, but frontman Brian Johnson has accepted the time will come for the Aussie giants to retire, quite a normal thing for a group now entering its fifth decade.
But in the meantime, they're riding high on the success of latest album Rock Or Bust as they continue a North American tour, without mainman Malcolm Young, who retired after being diagnosed with dementia, and without drummer Phil Rudd, who's serving a home-arrest sentence for making death threats and drugs possession.
“Y’know, retirement is like anything,” he said. “A good footballer, a good ice hockey player, they don’t want to retire, but unfortunately sometimes there’s a time when you have to call it quits. So it’s an ongoing thing with us; we never say no, and we never say never.
“The thing about the boys in AC/DC, you’ve got to remember, is we’re constantly surprised and amazed at how we keep the success going. We don’t know what we’re doing — I mean, we literally don’t know what we’re doing except what we’re doing is we just play 100 percent every night and give it everything we’ve got. If that’s the secret of success, we’ll pass it on. ”
“But we never expect the crowds. We never take anything for granted. How can you? Times change. You’ve just got to keep doing what you’re doing, basically, and just hope they come back for more.”
AC/DC's world tour ends in December with shows in Australia and New Zealand.
You can read the full interview at Morning Sun Music.