(ANI): Singer Brian Johnson has criticised Bob Geldof, accusing him
of hogging limelight with his charity work. The AC/DC frontman said
the band hated attention seeking charity events and referred to
turning down a slot at 1985's Live Aid.
"Bob Geldof is a canny lad. He did what he thought was right at
the time but it didn't work. The money didn't go to poor people," the Daily Telegraph quoted him as saying. “It makes me mad when
people try to use politics or charity for publicity. Do a charity
gig, fair enough, but not on worldwide television," he added.
Johnson further continued: "I do it myself, I don't tell
everybody I'm doing it. I don't tell everybody they should give
money - they can't afford it. When I was a working man I didn't
want to go to a concert for some bastard to talk down to me that I
should be thinking of some kid in Africa. I'm sorry mate, do it
yourself, spend some of your own money and get it done. It just
makes me angry. I become all tyrannical."