Current AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson was told by doctors he needed to quit their current tour because he could suffer total hearing loss. Jim Breuer reported Johnson’s hearing wasn’t that bad, but the band thought it best to finish the tour without Johnson.
And somehow Axl Rose is now rumored to be taking over singing duties. F
rom 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.”
Guns N’ Roses is scheduled to be doing six reunion shows in April (Real reunion with everyone. Not that garbage fake Guns that toured a few years ago.) Will be interesting to see how this effects that.