In case you missed it, everyone freaked out about Guns N’ Roses playing Coachella over the weekend, and rightfully so.
They are a force to be reckoned with, even in 2016. If you’ll remember, the last time they played a “Coachella caliber” stage like this was 1993. Not only did they put on an impressive set, (hey, I thought they would!) they also made a HUGE announcement.
Axl Rose is going to front AC/DC for their remaining tour dates (yep – you read that correctly), starting in Europe on May 7th. He’ll even make appearances with Angus & Co. in North America. In fact, Angus Young joined Guns on stage last night at Coachella – and that’s when this announcement was made. AC/DC stated on their Facebook page,
“AC/DC band members would like to thank Brian Johnson for his contributions and dedication to the band over the years. As much as we want this tour to end as it started, we support Brian’s decision to save his hearing. We are dedicated to fulfilling our touring commitments to all that have supported us over the years, and are fortunate that Axl Rose has kindly offered his support to help us fulfill this commitment. For full press release and tour dates, head to http://www.acdc.com/news“
So, it looks like there were two reasons we saw Axl at AC/DC‘s rehearsal space not too long ago. The real question is – how does Dave Grohl feel about this news? His throne is going to be part of not one, but TWO monumental moments in rock history! I think he’s the real winner in all of this!
Take a look at Angus Young joining Guns N’ Roses on stage at Coachella below!