Axl Rose Will Reportedly Front AC/DC For Remaining Tour Dates

first_imgAC/DC‘s Rock Or Bust World Tour was unfortunately brought to a halt earlier this month because frontman Brian Johnson was at risk of “total hearing loss,” according to his doctor. After rescheduling 10 North American dates, including a Madison Square Garden performance on April 4th, the band issued a statement, hinting that the shows will be made up later in the year, “likely with a guest vocalist.” According to Alternative Nation, Atlanta Radio DJ Jason Bailey suggests Axl Rose just might be that guy.The radio transcription reads: “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.”While he’s currently committed to the Guns N’ Roses reunion, the possibilities are still strong for Rose to fill in for Johnson in the remaining shows. According to AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young‘s son, “it’s true,” reports Alternative Nation. NME followed up with the band’s reps concerning the rumor, to which they responded: “Nothing official to announce. Will update you if that changes.” The chances seem to be likely at this point, so we’re just going to keep our fingers crossed until any official announcement is made.[H/T JamBase]last_img read more