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- Posted on May 31st 2011 11:00AM by Andrew Kerr
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Speaking to USA Today, at a signing for his autobiography 'Rockers and Rollers: A Full-Throttle Memoir,' singer Brian Johnson revealed he believes Scott's premature death was "unlucky".
"I think he embodied everything that was fun, everything that was like 'never say die, live life to the full.' He had a terrible thing happen to him when he passed on," Johnson said. "He wasn't a wild, wild, wild man -- he was just as wild as the other boys were. He was just unlucky. We've all done stupid, dumb things where we're young, but we got away with it. He didn't."
He continued, "It was just one of them stupid things that shouldn't have happened, and it was accidental and it was stupid. And I just won't have a bad word said against him. We still talk about him like he's a member of the band in the dressing room."
Johnson also spoke of how meeting Scott when the two shared a bill with their previous bands ultimately led to his recruitment to AC/DC.
He explained, "He was up on stage singing, and we met and had a couple of beers. He watched us play, and God bless his cotton socks again, when he did join AC/DC he was talking to the boys and he did say something to the effect that the only rock singer that he'd seen that was worth a damn was me, which was really nice of him, and the boys never forgot that."