Billy Joel and AC/DC's Brian Johnson Perform 'You Shook Me All Night Long'

Rock frontman joined the Piano Man at his Madison Square Garden residency gig on Friday (March 21).

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AC/DC's Brian Johnson joined Billy Joel onstage on Friday (March 21) to perform his band's hit "You Shook Me All Night Long," NME reports.

According to the Consequence of Sound, Billy Joel gave a live debut to his 1982 song "Surprises" and also covered the Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night." However, the biggest surprise was Johnson joining him on the Madison Square Garden stage in New York to sing the AC/DC anthem.

Joel has been known to cover "Highway to Hell" during his concerts, and has sang the track live with Johnson before, but this is the first time the two have performed "You Shook Me All Night Long" together. You can watch the performance below.

Meanwhile, AC/DC have revealed plans to enter the studio later this year in order to record their first new album since 2008's Brendan O'Brien produced "Black Ice."

The band will also be heading out on a 40th anniversary tour, which, says frontman Brian Johnson, will comprise 40 special gigs. Speaking to Florida radio station Gater 98.7 (via Rolling Stone) Johnson said the band would be heading to a Vancouver studio in May to record their 16th studio album.

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    I can definitely hear AC/DC here, but I wouldn't notice the presence of Billy there if it wasn't a video.
    Billy Joel, whereas most people know him from his more straightforward and maybe cheesy songs like Just The Way You Are, is to me actually an incredibly underrated songwriter. The Stranger (album) and 52nd Street are absolute masterpieces.
    Incredibly underrated he is not. I think Billy Joel is renown for his songwriting, and The Stranger is often sighted as a masterpiece.
    Way Cool JR.
    I'm a big fan of Billy Joel and AC/DC, so this is pretty awesome. Also, Brian is still sounding really fricken great.
    Good live song, but I can't hear Billy's piano or voice in this.
    I remember when Brian joined AC/DC he said he was just happy to be invited to the party. It looks like he's still that dude. Hugging everyone and just happy like you pulled him out of the crowd to sing a song. Love it!
    Billy Joel is one of the all time greats. His lesser known albums such as Streetlife Serenade and Cold Spring Harbor are some of the best albums of all time. Obviously his bigger albums are amazing too. He is also incredible live. Saw him 2 months ago at the first MSG residency gig.