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AC/DC's Brian Johnson to Host New Car Series in the UK


While the world waits for the next AC/DC album, frontman Brian Johnson will be indulging his passion for cars yet again -- this time on TV.

Johnson will be the host for a new TV show, "Cars That Rock," that will start airing during the spring in the U.K. Johnson is a longtime auto enthusiast who regularly races vintage automobiles and wrote about his passion in his 2001 book "Rockers and Rollers: A Full Throttle Memoir."

He tells us that growing up poor in England inspired his love for the vehicles:

"It's probably because we were born with no money, and it was always something you dreamt of when you saw something driving past -- 'I wonder what it's like to have one of them.' But, I mean, it went beyond that. I just loved these things, the motor cars; these things that you could get in and do anything, you could go anywhere."

Six hour-long episodes are initially planned for "Cars That Rock," with Johnson examining some of his favorite cars from the U.K. and Europe. There's no word on a U.S. deal for the show yet.

Johnson can also be heard these days on Sting's new album "The Last Ship," the companion piece to his upcoming stage musical of the same name.

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