The rumors are true: Axl Rose is joining AC/DC. AC/DC postponed the US leg of their Rock Or Bust World Tour and started looking for a new singer after Brian Johnson was given doctor’s orders to stop touring or risk “total hearing loss” last month, and it seems they’ve found their new singer in the Guns N’ Roses frontman.
“AC/DC band members would like to thank Brian Johnson for his contributions and dedication to the band throughout the years. We wish him all the best with his hearing issues and future ventures,” the band say in a statement. “As much as we want this tour to end as it started, we understand, respect and support Brian’s decision to stop touring and save his hearing. We are dedicated to fulfilling the remainder of our touring commitments to everyone that has supported us over the years, and are fortunate that Axl Rose has kindly offered his support to help us fulfill this commitment.”
AC/DC will resume their tour in May with Axl on lead vocals, and the ten postponed dates will be rescheduled and announced imminently. Let’s see how Axl deals with being in two touring bands.
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— Axl Rose (@axlrose) April 17, 2016
The reunited Guns N’ Roses headlined Coachella last night, and they celebrated Axl’s new gig by bringing out AC/DC’s Angus Young to help them cover “Whole Lotta Rosie” and “Riff Raff.” Watch below.