Well, here is some music news I did NOT see coming? I knew that AC/DC was possibly in the market for a new lead singer because of Brian Johnson’s hearing loss issues, but Axl Rose? Wow.
In case you hadn’t heard, Johnson was told by doctors that he needed to stop performing concerts on AC/DC’s tour or he could suffer total hearing loss. Johnson’s friend Jim Breuer later said that Johnson’s hearing wasn’t that bad, but the band went ahead and kicked him to the curb anyway.
Now comes news that Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose taking over lead vocals for the bad is all but “a done deal.”
Reports Alternative Nation…
Atlanta Radio 100.5 DJ Jason Bailey reported yesterday on his show, as transcribed by Alternative Nation, that a ‘very very good source’ is telling him that Axl Rose will indeed be joining AC/DC to front the band for the remainder of their tour. Alternative Nation first reported rumors of Rose touring with AC/DC on Monday.
“This is what I’m being told, Axl was meeting with the AC/DC group, because it’s all but a done deal that Axl will front AC/DC for the 10 remaining shows. All 10, including Atlanta.”
“From what I was told, this was all kind of new inside information to me, Angus is a very black and white guy. He’s like, Brian, for health reasons, can’t continue fronting the band. He was supposed to retire after the last tour, so they wanted to continue going out on the road and continue making music, so if you can’t do it, we appreciate your services, but the show must go on. They’re in town, they were auditioning people for the job, and then they flew Axl in, again, this is from my source.”
Rose was spotted in Atlanta over the weekend, but there was no confirmation one way or the other as to why. That being said, based on that report, it seems to be more than a coincidence.
If true, it makes one wonder what will happen, if anything, to the six shows a reunited Guns N’ Roses is scheduled to make in April.
So what do you think? Is Axl a good fit for AC/DC or not?