Will Axl Rose Tour As AC/DC’s Frontman?
Axl Rose might serve as AC/DC‘s frontman for the remainder of their tour now that lead singer Brian Johnson has been forced to suspend his touring for health reasons.
Axl Rose Fronting AC/DC
Atlanta Radio 100.5 DJ Jason Bailey started the rumors about Rose joining AC/DC on tour on Wednesday during his show. He claimed that it was almost a certainty that Rose would play at all 10 remaining shows that are left on AC/DC’s current tour.
“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,” Bailey said. “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,” Bailey continued. “They’re in town, they were auditioning people for the job, and then they flew Axl in, again, this is from my source.”
Supporting Bailey’s claim is the fact that the Guns N’ Roses frontman was in Atlanta last weekend.
On Thursday, a rep for AC/DC denied that Axl Rose was a done deal, but didn’t exactly pour cold water on the rumor either: “Nothing official to announce. Will update you if that changes.”
Earlier this month, Johnson announced that he had to stop touring immediately or face total hearing loss. As a result, AC/DC is rescheduling the remainder of its Rock or Bust Tour while the band searches for a guest vocalist.