Brian Johnson at 65: Did He Write a Musical?
I know it seems heretical, but nonetheless, it’s true.
In fact, Brian Johnson has stated, “I love musical theatre, especially the classic stuff, like Rodgers and Hammerstein”
It’s also old news, but you might be like me, having had no idea until I did a little research.
But first, a happy birthday to Brian Johnson, who, as any good rock fan knows, has been the lead singer for AC/DC since 1980.
He was born October 5, 1947 in Gateshead, England.
But back to musical theater.
Brian in fact did create the musical score for “Helen of Troy”.
He was intrigued by the story of “the face that launched a thousand ships.”
However, the most information I could gather about this play was from an online article about it written in April of 2008:
“Sadly, there’s no word on the status of Helen Of Troy, a musical co-written by Johnson that’s been in development for over five years. Originally the play was to feature Cranberry Dolores O’Riordan as Helen and Malcolm McDowell as Zeus in 2002. Then backers fell out and there hasn’t been a word online about it since a 2005 reading with Bruce Vilanch. Brian starred in a TV documentary about the legendary battle, but sadly, this is all that’s currently available from it.”
Clearly his hardcore rock fans sabotaged it.