Who is Daniel Johns, and where did he come from?

Who is Daniel Johns

Daniel Paul Johns, an Australian musician, singer, and songwriter. He was born on April 22, 1979. Greg and Julia Johns, who owned a fruit business in Newcastle, gave birth to Johns. his mother was a stay-at-home mom. With two younger brothers, he grew up in Merewether, New South Wales, Australia. Johns attended Newcastle High School, where he received his diploma in 1997.

He  is best known as the former frontman, guitarist, and main songwriter of the rock band Silverchair. Daniel Johns rose to prominence as the frontman of the band Silverchair when he was 15 years old, and he remained one of Australia’s most well-known performers throughout the 1990s and 2000s. He is also a member of The Dissociatives, along with Paul Mac, and Dreams, along with Luke Steele. In 2015, he released his first solo album, Talk. FutureNever, Johns’ second solo album, was released on April 22, 2022. Johns revealed in a personal letter to fans on December 7, 2021 that his second solo album, FutureNever, would be released on April 1, 2022, but it was later pushed back to April 22. On the FutureNever.art website, the album is available for pre-order.

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On Rolling Stone’s list of The 25 F40Most Underrated Guitarists in 2007, Johns was named number 18 on the list.   As a member of Silverchair, Johns won 21 ARIA Awards from 49 nominations, and as a solo artist, he received four more nominations. On the 40th anniversary of the Triple J radio station, Johns performed a piano version of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” at Sydney, Australia’s Domain on January 16, 2015.

The Silverchair Band

More than that, what Johns went through was harrowing – from the absolutely obsessive admiration of potentially suicidal admirers to the anorexia he described in Ana’s Song to the severe bullying he endured at school. He says Sawrey, “It was really brutal, I was afraid every day, everyone wanted to bash me.” “Everyone would love me if I went on the road, but if I went back to school, everyone would detest me – and they’d wonder why I have a mental illness!”

Daniel Johns has been one of Australia’s most recognisable, remembered, revered, and simply intriguing individuals for nearly three decades. From his early days as the frontman of Silverchair to his many musical ventures such as The Dissociatives, DREAMS, and his solo work, Johns has always maintained a frenetic work ethic while maintaining an aura of secrecy. Now, a new podcast aims to take listeners behind the scenes.

Johns is also known for his support of animal rights. In 1998, he said he was a vegan, but in 2009, he said he was a pescetarian. The song from Neon Ballroom “”Spawn Again” shows Johns’ views on animal liberation, but he later said in an interview, “I’m not telling people what to eat or how to change their lives. I just wanted to say what I thought in a song, and as I said, I feel very strongly about it, so that’s how I express myself through music.”


In 1999, Johns met Natalie Imbruglia backstage at a Silverchair show in London. Imbruglia is an Australian actress, singer, and model. After seeing each other again at the after-party for the ARIA awards at the Gazebo Hotel in Sydney in October of the same year, they started dating. After years of going on and off with his longtime girlfriend, Imbruglia, Johns got engaged to her just before Christmas 2002. They got married on New Year’s Eve 2003. On January 4, 2008, they said they were getting a divorce. They said, “We’ve just grown apart because we haven’t been able to spend enough time together.” 

Natalie Imbruglia (left) and Daniel Johns (right)-

The Daily Telegraph reported in July 2008 that Johns was dating Australian model Louise Van der Vorst. In 2009, they moved from Australia to New York City so that Van could grow her career as a model.  Johns had broken up with his girlfriend in February 2012.
As of the beginning of 2013, Johns was dating fashion designer Estelita Huijer. He was seen on Crown Street in Sydney with her. In October 2016, Johns began dating Michelle Leslie, who used to be a model. However, the identity of Daniel Johns remains a mystery for the time being.


On October 28, 2014, Johns was pulled over by police when they saw his black Jaguar going between 70 and 80 kilometres per hour (43 and 50 miles per hour) on Morgan Street in Merewether, which has a 50 kilometer-per-hour speed limit (31 mph). Johns was pulled over for driving while drunk, and he told the police that he had drunk four large glasses of wine between 4:30 and 7:40. Johns had to go to a class for people who break traffic laws. In 2004, Johns gave a long interview to Andrew Denton of ABC. During the interview, Johns said that he had once thought about killing himself.

The Sunday Telegraph and the Daily Mail lied about Johns on August 11, 2019. They said that he was spending his time at The Kastle, a notorious Sydney S&M brothel and bondage club. Johns sued The Sunday Telegraph and The Daily Mail for libel, saying that the accusations were “simply not true” and “hurtful, humiliating, and harmful to me and my family.” Johns got a $470,000 settlement from News Corp, which owns The Telegraph. On May 3, 2020, the Sunday Telegraph took back what it said and apologised to Johns. On August 8, the Daily Mail apologised and took back what it had said “The story was wrong. Mr Johns had not been there and he has never been there.


But in March 2022, Johns was charged with DUI again (this time in the high range, testing 0.157, which is more than three times the legal limit) after his SUV drove onto the wrong side of the Pacific Highway at North Arm Cove and hit a van going the other way. The woman was taken to the hospital, but she didn’t have any serious injuries, so she was sent home the same night. On April 11, 2022, he should go to court. Johns said about what happened, “I have to take a step back because I’m going to a rehab centre on my own, and I don’t know how long I’ll be there.” Johns said that he was dealing with his PTSD by drinking.

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