They say that good things happen to good people. Well, Brian Johnson is good people and Karma has officially recognized this fact.
The AC/DC frontman has kept his promise to fans that the hard-rocking group would continue making music, even with founding member Malcolm Young sidelined due to health issues. According to a recent Music Feeds article, the Aussie rocker has stated that the band’s new album isn’t merely in progress; it’s finished! Johnson’s karmic reward? An honorary doctorate from the University of Northumbria.
The university’s website states that, “The recipients of honorary degrees are nominated by the University’s staff for their achievements, their links to the University – and for their sheer inspirational qualities.” Johnson was selected as one of this year’s recipients and is due to receive the honor today (July 9th).
While the title of the new album is yet unknown (though “Man Down” was a possibility as an homage to Malcolm Young’s continuing health issues), we do know, according to Blabbermouth.net, that it’s due out later this year.