Rumor: Axl Rose Is The Guest Vocalist For AC/DC Replacing Brian Johnson?

Rumor: Axl Rose Is The Guest Vocalist For AC/DC Replacing Brian Johnson?

Rumor: Axl Rose Is The Guest Vocalist For AC/DC Replacing Brian Johnson?

A "very, very good source" says that Axl will indeed be fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.

One of the biggest stories to come out of the music scene this past month was the abrupt firing of long-time AC/DC' lead singer Brian Johnson. Johnson was removed from the band after it was determined that his health wasn't where it needed to be and the band chose to move on.

Still, how did we get around to the idea of Rose filling that position?

According to AC/DC's official website, frontman Brian Johnson was ordered off of the band's tour by doctors or he could otherwise be deaf for life.

He later backtracked on the claims, taking to Facebook to insist he had exaggerated some of what he was told and deny initial suggestions guitarist Angus Young had any role in Johnson's departure.

Not for Guns N' Roses, but for AC/DC!

Stepping down Brian Johnson has been forced to pull out of the Ac  DC tour
Stepping down Brian Johnson has been forced to pull out of the Ac DC tour

AC/DC said its March 29 concert at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo would be rescheduled, likely with a guest vocalist.

AC/DC had also been set to perform stadium gigs in Manchester and London during June, although it is not now known whether these shows will continue to go ahead with or without Johnson. "He was supposed to retire after the last tour, so they wanted to continue going out on the road and continue making music". "They're in town, they were auditioning people for the job, and then they flew Axl in, again, this is from my source".

When drummer Phil Rudd was sentenced to eight months' home detention after pleading guilty to charges of threatening to kill, and drug possession, drummer Chris Slade was drafted into play on the tour.

Johnson joined AC/DC in 1980 after singer Bon Scott died following a night of heavy drinking.

According to Bailey, founding member and schoolboy-suit enthusiast Angus Young is in a business-first mindset that contrasts with the anything-goes rock aesthetic.

AC/DC's Australian representatives have not commented.

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