AC/DC singer Brian Johnson, who has lived in Sarasota, Florida for nearly three decades, was recently interviewed by Edible Sarasota, a local print magazine celebrating local farms, local restaurants and local businesses.
Asked what food he loves just a little too much, Johnson responded: "Bread. Bread and olive oil and butter. Good olive oil, good butter. That matters. Every Saturday, I treat myself. I drive to C'est La Vie [bakery and café in downtown Sarasota] and buy a baguette and a couple of his gorgeous croissants and go home and fry up two big brown eggs, smear a piece of baguette with French butter and dip it in the yolk. It's like caviar for me."
Johnson went on to say that he is currently exploring "soups" in the culinary world. "When I first came to America and would ask for a bowl of soup, it was like gelatin," he explained. "Making a good soup is a beautiful thing. I remember a restaurant in Lyon back in 1988 — this old part of town had restaurants lined up and each one made just one thing. This one spot made French onion soup. They'd serve it in stone mixing bowls with cheese and onions hanging over the side. It was just ... [he sighs deeply]. We sat there drinking some no-name wine made by some brother down the street and the cheese made by his sister and the onions grown nearby … I'd like to make soup like that."
Johnson and drummer Phil Rudd, along with guitarists Angus Young and Stevie Young, were photographed outside Vancouver's Warehouse Studios last August. Based on the pictures, the assumption is that AC/DC is in the midst of making — or at least planning — another album, with Rudd and Johnson both back in the lineup. Online reports have also indicated Angus Young will dedicate the new AC/DC album to his late brother.
Ever since AC/DC completed the tour cycle for its 2014 album "Rock Or Bust" nearly three years ago — a turbulent trek that weathered the forced retirement and eventual death of co-founder Malcolm Young, plus the departures of Johnson, Rudd and bassist Cliff Williams — fans have wondered whether sole remaining founding member Angus Young would keep the band going or decide it was time for AC/DC to pack it in.
Johnson was forced to leave AC/DC mid-tour due to a dangerous level of hearing loss, and was eventually replaced on the road by GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose, while Williams decided to retire at the end of the cycle.
This past February, a photo surfaced on social media suggesting that Williams has also returned to AC/DC and will appear on the rumored comeback album which is expected to be released in the coming months.