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Greatest Rumor Ever: Axl Rose To Replace Brian Johnston In AC/DC


After the devastating news that Brian Johnson has been ‘asked to stop touring immediately’ due to health reasons, it appears that they may have found a replacement – in the form of Axl Rose.

The ‘Highway To Hell’ rockers had to postpone dates as Johnson was forced to leave the Rock Or Bust tour, or else ‘risk losing his hearing completely’.

Alternative Nation have now kicked up rumours of the Guns N’ Roses frontman filling his shows, after Axl was seen with the band at rehearsals in Atlanta in the US.

“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,” says radio DJ Jason Bailey. “All 10, including Atlanta.”

Let me tell you folks, if Axl is fronting AC/DC, that is instantaneously the biggest gig since the beginning of time. I just jumped over to stubhub but they don’t have the MSG gig listed, and on Ticketmaster it is both sold out and with no official date, so I don’t know where the tickets will be coming from, but I would love to see that show. Absolutely and no doubt.

But does he have the voice for it? Yeah, the voice, but Axl is too dysfunctional from these straightforward, either rock or fuck anthems (and mostly rock). with Axl, there is always something else bothering him, isn’t there?

But would I see it? Oh, yeah, I’d see it…

1 Comment

  1. Illinois Inmate Search on April 17, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Guys, you’ve given us great rock n roll, you’ve made bags and bags of dough, but to end like this… no way. Should have called it a day after the release of Rock or Bust. In fact, it’s kind of like Motörhead getting in Gene Simmons to try to fill Lemmy’s boots.

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