AC/DC Brian Johnson statue in Belgium has left us 'Thunderstruck'

'Honestly, I'm not worthy of it. I thank you, and I'll take it in good grace'
Brian Johnson of AC/DC
Brian Johnson of AC/DC Photo credit Jason Squires/WireImage/Getty Images
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Singer Brian Johnson of AC/DC has been honored in the Belgian town where he first performed with the group back in the summer of 1980, just after the recording of their eighth studio release, Back In Black.

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Back on June 29, 1980, at the Belgian city of Namur's Palais Des Expositions, Aussie rockers AC/DC performed with new frontman Brian Johnson who joined that year following the passing of founding singer Bon Scott.

The statue, created by the company Design Stone, was erected in the Wallonian provincial city with the help of broadcaster RBTF and local fans Michel RemyMike Davister, and Georges Boussingault, which helped to commemorate the historic occasion during a public ceremony on Sunday, April 16.

In a video sent to RBTF, Johnson thanked those responsible for the honor, while also explaining just what the city means to him. "It's a very special place," he said. "It was the first night I sang with AC/DC, and I was a very nervous boy. So, that memory will stay with me forever, and now that you've built this statue, honestly, I'm not worthy of it. I thank you, and I'll take it in good grace."

Take a look at footage from the statue's unveiling above. Plus, don't miss AC/DC at this year's Power Trip festival in the California desert, October 6-8, along with MetallicaIron MaidenOzzy, and more.

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