AC/DC's Brian Johnson gets hospital music room named after him

Johnson's got a big voice and a bigger heart
Johnson's got a big voice and a bigger heart

As the high-energy vocalist for AC/DC, Brian Johnson has made a quite a few eardrums sore. Turns out, he's into soothing people with music too - patients, in fact. Young ones, in particular.

In recognition for his efforts to buy musical equipment for the pediatrics department at the Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Florida, a special room is being renamed The Brian Johnson Music Therapy Room.

Along with Johnson, musical equipment, memorabilia and other room enhancements have been provided by the John Entwistle Foundation, named after The Who's late bassist. The ongoing goal has been to provide free music education for children at the hospital.

Currently on tour with AC/DC, Johnson is expected to be on hand when the room is officially dedicated in his honor on 22 December.

All we can say at MusicRadar is, Brian (and John, wherever you are), we salute you!

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.