AC/DC singer Brian Johnson discussed his battle with writer’s block while working on Back in Black, his first album with the band.
He recalled the moment when he was finally inspired to write “Hell’s Bells,” while in the Bahamas, with Dan Rather in an upcoming episode of AXS TV’s The Big Interview, to be aired on Oct. 1.
“I remember about five songs in, and I was going, ‘Gosh darn it, I think I’ve just ran out of lyrics,'" he said. "And Mutt Lange, the producer, came down, and he could see I wasn’t my chirpy self at breakfast. … He said, ‘Is everything all right, Brian?’ I said, ‘I’m just struggling a little bit here.’"