AC/DC's Vocalist Slams Fellow Musician for Publicizing Charity Work


Brian Johnson, AC/DC


'It makes me mad when people try to use politics or charity for publicity. Do a charity gig, fair enough, but not on worldwide television,' Brian Johnson said.

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson has taken aim at Live Aid hero Bob Geldof for publicizing his tireless charity work. The heavy rocker, who himself supports a number of organisations, insists philanthropy isn't something celebrities should boast about.

Johnson admits he keeps his giving to himself because he doesn't want to make less affluent people feel guilty for not parting with their hard-earned cash. He tells Australia's Herald Sun newspaper, "I do it myself, I don't tell everybody I'm doing it. I don't tell everybody they should give money - they can't afford it."

And Johnson isn't stopping there - he's also attacking Geldof's 1985 charity concert, which was held to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia, claiming it was in vain because the cash raised didn't benefit the people it should have.

He adds, "When I was a working man, I didn't want to go to a concert for some b**tard to talk down to me that I should be thinking of some kid in Africa. 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."

"Bob Geldof is a canny lad. He did what he thought was right at the time but it didn't work. The money didn't go to poor people. It makes me mad when people try to use politics or charity for publicity. Do a charity gig, fair enough, but not on worldwide television."

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    bernard naughton
    Jul 12, 2010

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    PR
    Feb 04, 2010

    Have to agree with Brian on this one

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