The latest Axl Rose rumor involves AC/DC. Word spread like wildfire that he would take Brian Johnson‘s place (while he gives his hearing a rest) for the remainder of AC/DC‘s tour. A post leaked the story yesterday.
According to Alternative Nation, Atlanta Radio 100.5 DJ Jason Bailey said,
“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.”
Is their truth to any of this? Well, until AC/DC officially announces it – no. Keep in mind, this news comes at the same time that Guns N’ Roses are set to tour with members of their original line-up. WHICH IS HUGE FOR THEM. I doubt, for business and personal reasons, that it makes sense to distract from that in any way, given how excited fans are for the reunion.
What do you think? Should Axl Rose front AC/DC for the remaining dates on their tour?