AC/DC's Brian Johnson Recalls Hunt For Loch Ness Monster


AC/DC’s Brian Johnson has recalled the time he and bandmate Malcolm Young set on a quest to blow the Loch Ness monster out of the water.

“We both had these Land Rovers and we’d taken them for a trip around Scotland,” Johnson told NME. “Malcolm loved his fireworks and he’d taken a big box with him.

“One night, we were four sheets to the wind and staying at this hotel right on the side of the loch. Mal just said, ‘C’mon, let’s go and find the Loch Ness monster! I’ve got fireworks and it might attract it!’”

Johnson said their mission to find the mythical creature was fuelled by whiskey.

“There we were, going straight into the water in our shoes, up to our knees, and it was freezing,” he recalled. “Mal had a drink in one hand, a box of fireworks in the other, and was trying to set fire to the loch. We were just howling.

"By the time we got back to our wives we had straw in our hair and were covered in mud. What a night!”

Young, who had dementia, died in 2017.

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