Axl Rose Is Back On AC/DC Duty

After a grueling but exciting Not In This Lifetime Tour launch in North America with Guns N’ Roses, Axl Rose is now switching back to singing lead for AC/DC, as he did earlier this spring.

One of the coolest parts about their first show on this leg of the Rock Or Bust tour, is that Greensboro, North Carolina was treated to “Live Wire” during the set.

Plus, they didn’t forget the classics!

I’ve got give Axl major props! He’s been on fire this year, singing just as well as he did in 1987. Everyone assumed delays would plague both tours, but we have yet to hear about a single one. In fact, when I attended the Guns N’ Roses show in Pittsburgh, they were onstage early, at around 8:45pm!

Guns N’ Roses, and Axl, have a bright future ahead. The possibilities are endless for them! AC/DC however, might be slowing their train. Angus Young explains, “At this point, I don’t know. We were committed to finishing the [Rock Or Bust] tour. Who knows what I’ll feel after? When you sign on and say, ‘I’m gonna do this and that,’ it’s always good to say at the end of it, ‘I’ve done all I said I would do.'” Bassist Cliff Williams has already announced his retirement, Phil Rudd is swimming in legal issues, and Malcolm Young is now retired as well. Brian Johnson is currently treating his hearing loss, but who knows if he’s up for another round of touring.

Two things happened during the Guns N’ Roses Coachella show…

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!