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Watch Brian Johnson Sing "Back in Black" With Muse

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Aside from a surprise cameo—with Robert Plant—at a Paul Rodgers show in May, Brian Johnson has mostly kept a low profile since his departure from AC/DC due to hearing issues last spring. Over the weekend though, Johnson turned up onstage at the Reading Festival with headliners Muse to sing the AC/DC classic, "Back in Black."

Muse frontman Matt Bellamy merely shouted "he's back!" at the audience before letting Johnson take the lead. The performance came at the beginning of the band's encore.

No pro-shot video of the entire performance exists—you can watch a clip of pro-shoot footage courtesy of the BBC though—but you can watch a fan-shot (but incredibly fun) video of the full performance below.

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Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.