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Title: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: AxlRose#1Fan on March 24, 2016, 01:28:39 AM
http://www.metalinjection.net/latest-news/rumors/axl-rose-is-the-guest-vocalist-for-acdc-replacing-brian-johnson
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Backfromthedead on March 24, 2016, 09:57:25 AM
http://www.newgnr.com/forum/index.php?topic=54776.0

Very doubtful if you ask me. However if he'd do it, it might help his rasp for the GNR tour!  :D
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: chainsmoker on March 24, 2016, 12:45:46 PM
Can't imagine Angus Young waiting hours on end for axl to come out of his hidey hole.

If it turns out to be true, then there will be a lot of pissed off ac/dc fans
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Johan! on March 25, 2016, 11:28:51 AM
I think it could actually be quite amazing if done right.

Axl can do an amazing job on these tunes if he really wants to.
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Superstick on March 25, 2016, 01:28:55 PM
If Axl fronts AC/DC, it wouldn't be all about him, but more about the rest of the band. Could he take that?
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Backfromthedead on April 17, 2016, 10:04:59 AM
It's been confirmed!!!  :O  :O  :O

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ac-dc-confirm-axl-rose-is-new-lead-singer-joining-band-on-tour-20160416

Also, Angus was guesting on stage at Coachella for 2 AC/DC songs!
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Menelaos on April 17, 2016, 09:14:19 PM
I think it could actually be quite amazing if done right.

Axl can do an amazing job on these tunes if he really wants to.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: The Spaghetti Incident? on April 18, 2016, 10:23:14 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW7wwIRm-9E

He is actually a pretty good fit.  :notbad:

I think the negativity from AC/DC and rock fans just stems from a general dislike of Axl not for his singing.
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Backfromthedead on April 18, 2016, 11:15:41 AM
Vids already linked here:
http://www.newgnr.com/forum/index.php?topic=54807.msg1544661#msg1544661

I think the negativity from AC/DC and rock fans just stems from a general dislike of Axl not for his singing.

And people who are disappointed by Brian J. not appearing etc.
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: B.I.T.C.H on April 19, 2016, 01:38:03 PM
I've just read this. At first I thought it was some kinda joke. Slash and Axl together lol I guess I've missed a reunion or two :?: Seems like it was great show  :thumbsup:

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/music-festivals/7334123/coachella-2016-guns-n-roses-acdc-angus-young
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Backfromthedead on April 19, 2016, 04:53:10 PM
I've just read this. At first I thought it was some kinda joke. Slash and Axl together lol I guess I've missed a reunion or two :?:

FFS, under which rock have you been hiding?  :?:  :O

Reunion rumours were floating around for months, before it was finally confirmed.
Now the AC/DC thing, that's quite new indeed.
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Menelaos on April 20, 2016, 10:23:25 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW7wwIRm-9E

He is actually a pretty good fit.  :notbad:

I think the negativity from AC/DC and rock fans just stems from a general dislike of Axl not for his singing.

You, sir, are getting wiser. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: B.I.T.C.H on April 21, 2016, 09:50:43 AM
FFS, under which rock have you been hiding?  :?:  :O

Reunion rumours were floating around for months, before it was finally confirmed.
Now the AC/DC thing, that's quite new indeed.

The rock called life. I guess I finally got one  :lol:
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Backfromthedead on April 22, 2016, 11:09:40 AM
The rock called life.

Having a life is totally overrated!  :~
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Obvious Troll Obvious on April 25, 2016, 12:05:54 AM
Salsh Borski, Salami King of Long Island broke this news.

Give him credit and visit his establishment in person or online as a thank you
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Backfromthedead on April 26, 2016, 11:28:54 AM
Don't expect an "interview", it's just someone asking Axl while he's on the way to his flight gate...

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/04/axl-rose-gave-his-first-interview-in-years-while-riding-a-scooter-through-the-airport/

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Axl Rose gave his first interview since reuniting with Guns N’ Roses bandmates Slash and Duff McKagan. Seemingly in a good mood following two successful headlining sets at Coachella, Axl answered a series of questions posed by the paparazzi … as he rode around Los Angeles International Airport on a scooter.
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Johan! on April 26, 2016, 02:39:17 PM
Hell, I'm going to see Axl/DC in Belgium in 3 weeks!
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Backfromthedead on April 26, 2016, 03:20:10 PM
You're on the highway to...
Hell, I'm going to see Axl/DC in Belgium in 3 weeks!

 ;)
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: chainsmoker on April 28, 2016, 05:29:03 PM
I've got tickets for Manchester.

I couldn't resist. Hope it doesn't fucking suck!
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Backfromthedead on May 01, 2016, 05:22:12 PM
Axl does not sound bad at all!  :thumbsup:

https://youtu.be/3K5J-8SMdks

(apparently this is from rehearsals in Lisboa!)
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: chainsmoker on May 01, 2016, 07:56:48 PM
 :O

Sounds fantastic! Well done to axl.....

lets hope he can maintain that level for two hours
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Worchild on May 01, 2016, 11:48:35 PM
See you in Manchester Chainsmoker.   :unibrow:
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: chainsmoker on May 02, 2016, 12:56:50 PM
Yay!! Bring it on!!  :rockon:
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Obvious Troll Obvious on May 03, 2016, 07:19:23 PM
See you in Manchester Chainsmoker.   :unibrow:

you're in loooove
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Johan! on May 04, 2016, 12:22:22 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=StAHpwfK1N8
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Menelaos on May 05, 2016, 02:51:47 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=StAHpwfK1N8

Impressive!
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: york on May 06, 2016, 08:27:31 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__pwh9mR0U8
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: york on May 06, 2016, 08:31:10 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEbh_Tl8V64
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: york on May 06, 2016, 08:53:18 PM
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-36203834
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: The Spaghetti Incident? on May 07, 2016, 12:04:42 AM
Thanks for those york :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Backfromthedead on May 07, 2016, 11:04:20 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9q0LzlpJO2Q
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: york on May 07, 2016, 02:24:57 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D84jiE3oQLQ
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: york on May 07, 2016, 02:34:43 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VjwaGsv_UI
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: york on May 07, 2016, 06:14:36 PM
Holy Maria
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzMvKy06SM8
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: york on May 07, 2016, 09:48:43 PM
Outstanding
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7BScOdZdTg
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: york on May 07, 2016, 10:05:27 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=462uMHi0mgI
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Artemisia on May 08, 2016, 01:36:18 AM
I feel like all this gave me a double personality disorder.

On the one hand "Oh how disrespectful towards Brian, fucking jerks..."

On the other hand OH FUCKING HELL, AXL + ACDC I WANT TO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOO Why Argentina isnt there in the agenda?????  :(  I cant wait to put my evil horns on


On a side note, Axl is doing great in ACDC  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Menelaos on May 08, 2016, 11:09:07 PM
http://www.nme.com/news/acdc/93436 (http://www.nme.com/news/acdc/93436)

OH MY GOD HE IS FUCKING AWESOME

I am sooo going to go to their London gig!
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: chainsmoker on May 09, 2016, 07:57:58 AM
I have to say,  Axl has completely shocked me this year, in a really really good way.

He sounds amazing and he looks good.

What a rock star!
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Artemisia on May 10, 2016, 10:18:57 PM
I have to say,  Axl has completely shocked me this year, in a really really good way.

He sounds amazing and he looks good.

What a rock star!

I agree! But have you noticed how brilliantly he's singing with ACDC and how... different... he sounds with GNR... ahh the power of rehearsal  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: chainsmoker on May 12, 2016, 04:13:59 PM
Yeah, he kind of had no option but to rehearse with AC/DC, what with not knowing the songs that well and obviously daren't piss Angus Young off.

Otherwise, same old lazy Axl can't be arsed with his own band! Or fans! 
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Backfromthedead on May 13, 2016, 09:41:44 AM
Some good press for Axl:
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2016/05/09/guns-n-roses-axl-rose-storms-set-during-stand-in-for-acdc-star.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/artists/axl-rose-hits-the-right-note-for-acdc-in-lisbon-review/

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This is a new experience for Rose. For decades he's been doing things on his own terms - and alienating bandmembers in the process. He was notorious for skipping rehearsals and soundchecks and for turning up late to perform, sometimes leaving fans waiting for hours. But this time he's been a constant presence at rehearsals - the only day he took off, he says, was when he had surgery on his foot - and has openly admitted that some AC/DC songs are the hardest he's ever had to sing. But you wouldn’t know it from his performance. Praise the rock gods, Rose nailed those vocals.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7358020/axl-rose-ac-dc-lisbon-video
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It's one thing to be one of the most iconic rock singers in musical history while singing your own beloved band's songs, another thing entirely to try and pull it off while singing those of another iconic rock band. It would be daft to go as far as to say lighting has struck twice for Rose, but there was a raging rock and roll storm nonetheless, and Rose could have damn near kissed himself for pulling it off.

... Axl can't be arsed with his own band!

Erm, the recent GN'R gigs didn't seem "unrehearsed", did they?  :?:
Always amazing what people think they "know"...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: chainsmoker on May 13, 2016, 05:40:47 PM
I'm sorry, but yes!! The recent GnR shows sounded under rehearsed to me.

Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Johan! on May 17, 2016, 04:41:52 PM
I went to the Werchter show yesterday and it was absolutely amazing!

Here the full show from YT (Not that I bothered filming it).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2FAyTsj4zI
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Backfromthedead on May 18, 2016, 09:26:42 AM
I went to the Werchter show yesterday and it was absolutely amazing!

Thanks for reporting, Johan!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Backfromthedead on May 23, 2016, 08:41:01 AM
Touch too much (Prague 2016):
https://youtu.be/uxPTZIv8P9M
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Menelaos on May 24, 2016, 08:46:56 PM
Touch too much (Prague 2016):
https://youtu.be/uxPTZIv8P9M

Fucking hell. :bow:
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Backfromthedead on May 27, 2016, 08:37:09 AM
Shoot to thrill (Hamburg yesterday):
https://youtu.be/zHWgYZQBx6w
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Backfromthedead on June 02, 2016, 01:40:27 PM
U.S. dates announced!
http://ultimateclassicrock.com/ac-dc-rescheduled-us-dates/
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AC/DC Summer 2016 Rock or Bust Tour Dates:
 8/27 — Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
 8/30 — Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
 9/01 — Atlanta, GA – Phillips Arena
 9/04 — Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
 9/06 — Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
 9/09 — Detroit, MI – The Palace
 9/11 — Buffalo, NY – First Niagara Center
 9/14 — New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
 9/17 — Washington, DC – Verizon Center
 9/20 — Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center

Read More: AC/DC Announce Rescheduled U.S. Dates with Axl Rose | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/ac-dc-rescheduled-us-dates/?trackback=tsmclip
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Backfromthedead on June 08, 2016, 11:57:14 AM
Review from London:
https://everyrecordtellsastory.com/2016/06/05/acdc-live-at-the-olympic-stadium-london-axldc-on-song/
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Menelaos on June 10, 2016, 02:48:57 AM
Shoot to Thrill live in Manchester https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bRJzEexgdc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bRJzEexgdc)

Back in Black https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGeFxLczXrI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGeFxLczXrI)

Hells Bells https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miPviiWINkQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miPviiWINkQ)

Highway to Hell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRrq_ALJFBU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRrq_ALJFBU)

WHERE ARE YOU MICHAEL
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Worchild on June 11, 2016, 10:30:20 AM
I'm here mate, DEAF AS A BASTARD!!!

It was great actually, no complaints whatsoever. 
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: chainsmoker on June 11, 2016, 06:33:34 PM
I had a blast at manchester, it was a fantastic atmosphere and the band were brilliant.

Axl was something else though, really blown away by him.

If they come near you, don't think about it, go!
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Backfromthedead on June 12, 2016, 10:30:32 AM
http://www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk/news-features/14/reviews-news/98497/triumphant-return-to-manchester-for-ac-dc

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I suppose it should come as no surprise that the return of AC/DC to Manchester was met with some trepidation with the arrival of legendary warbler Axl Rose taking over the vocals from established Brian Johnson.

There really was no need.

A huge crowd saw a band that have been around for forty years put on a show of sheer class.

Professional is the word to sum it up, oh and exhilarating, spectacular and very very loud.

From the opening track 'Rock or Bust' all the way through the set Axl provided the perfect vocals to a set made up of mostly older AC/DC classics.

Make no mistake though this is Angus Young's band. At 61, the man shows no sign of slowing down and if there is a better showman and guitarist on the planet I am yet to see him.
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: vezara on June 14, 2016, 12:12:57 PM
Seems as though Brian could be back shortly:
https://guitarzoom.com/brian-johnson-back-acdc/
Nevertheless I am proud of Axl for pulling it off :bow: :rockon:
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Axl-is-my-idol on July 06, 2016, 11:51:10 PM
Seems as though Brian could be back shortly:
https://guitarzoom.com/brian-johnson-back-acdc/
Nevertheless I am proud of Axl for pulling it off :bow: :rockon:

Yeah. I agree with the "proud of Axl for pulling it off" part. I'm pretty sure this was always intended to be a pretty temporary thing to begin with. I also seem to recall that Brian Johnson saying that he was probably going to continue recording with them in the studio. (http://s32.postimg.org/8s2ba185h/bong7bp_gif_w_480_h_480_fit_clip.gif)
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: chainsmoker on July 23, 2016, 01:20:36 PM
With Cliff now saying he's retiring after their American tour, looks like Angus might want to hang on to Axl as much as possible. It's obvious Brian isn't coming back.

I would love to see Axl and Angus set up a new band together.
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Backfromthedead on July 23, 2016, 05:13:42 PM
It's obvious Brian isn't coming back.

I wouldn't say that. Apparently he stated:
“While the outcome is uncertain, my attitude is optimistic.”
Read more at
http://ultimateclassicrock.com/brian-johnson-in-ear-monitors/
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Brian Johnson has met with an inventor hoping to provide him with newly developed in-ear monitors that could help him return to the stage without risking further hearing loss — and he says he came away “amazed.”

As previously reported, the former AC/DC singer was contacted by Stephen Ambrose after word got out that he’d been forced to suspend touring activity — and ultimately had to leave the lineup — on the advice of doctors who warned that he risked total hearing loss if he continued to perform.

“Please don’t stop performing,” Ambrose told Johnson. “Help is on the way.”
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: chainsmoker on July 23, 2016, 05:31:05 PM
Nah, Brian's not coming back to AC/DC. Cliff himself said he was leaving because it's a changed animal without Phil, Malcolm and Brian.

I think Cliff would stay and do some shows if Brian were returning, or returning to the studio.

It's obvious Brian won't be coming back.
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Backfromthedead on July 24, 2016, 10:43:39 AM
It's obvious Brian won't be coming back.

Any "hints" in reality for this "fact" or just your opinion?  :?:
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: chainsmoker on July 28, 2016, 04:13:13 PM
I don't know how much more crystal clear you need things to be. It would be a miracle if Brian were to return to AC/DC and carry on like Axl never happened!

There are many facts regarding AC/DC and Brian to make enough of a very good guess that there's not much hope of a future for them, don't you think?

Hints in reality? What about Cliff wants to finish touring and studio work with Acca Dacca at the end of the American run, would he if he knew Brian were coming back???

Look at all of their recent promo vids, it's either Bon or Axl, no mention of Brian at all. Kick in the balls or what?!?!

I fucking well wouldn't go back if I were him, you can't blame him. Angus banging on about how he can mix up the set with Axl, Axl Axl Axl, he's great ain't he?? Blah blah blah!!

Clearly I don't know 100% what Brian will do, and yes it was my opinion. Maybe I will be more careful next time to tag on "imo" onto everything I post, just in case someone else has sand in their vagina!
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Backfromthedead on July 29, 2016, 12:56:34 PM
There are many facts regarding AC/DC and Brian to make enough of a very good guess that there's not much hope of a future for them, don't you think?

What about Cliff wants to finish touring and studio work with Acca Dacca at the end of the American run, would he if he knew Brian were coming back???

I don't know, you're the one who seems to be "in the know"?  :?:
Cliff talked about "retiring" as far as I know, with no connection to the singer(s) at all.

Thanks for other comments, shows what kinda troll you are.  :argh
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Backfromthedead on August 02, 2016, 04:40:31 PM
Here we go, Cliff had already met his decision before the tour!
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Asked by Rolling Stone in a new interview if he thinks Cliff's decision to retire is related to Brian leaving, Angus said: "Cliff made it known before we'd even started touring — this would be his last. Besides myself, Cliff has been there the longest, since 1977. Cliff and Brian are in the same age bracket. They like to go out, hit the pubs. They had the bond."

Regarding whether he has thought his own future after the tour ends, Angus said: "At this point, I don't know. We were committed to finishing the 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.'
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/angus-young-talks-acdc-future-cliff-williams-decision-to-retire/

Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Backfromthedead on August 02, 2016, 04:44:48 PM
More from the Angus interview:

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Axl is used to running his own ship. Did you have to talk to him about how you do things – like being on time?
He's been really good. He prepares himself, ready to go. We sit and chew the fat before we get on, work out what songs we want to do. It's gotta be fun for him, and for us. In the beginning, he was confined [with a foot injury] to that chair he borrowed from Dave Grohl. But as soon as he could, he was out and moving.

How did you get Axl to step in for Brian?
Axl contacted a production guy who had done stuff for us. He said, "I know these guys. They have a work ethic. They want to finish these dates." He volunteered. He came to a rehearsal place we set up in Atlanta, and he'd done his homework. He had a few songs like "Touch Too Much" [on 1979's Highway to Hell] – "Can you play this one?" "No, we never learned it." We had never attempted to play it live.

Does Axl sound more like Brian or the late Bon Scott?
He's more in the Bon style – the rock & roll character. And he's got his own folksy humor. He's pretty quick with a quip. Axl has different vocal ranges. You can hear him one way in a Bon song. Then he can flip and do Brian, the higher register. 

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/acdcs-angus-young-talks-retirement-malcolm-young-w432078
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Backfromthedead on August 28, 2016, 04:39:58 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLVdpfsuLY0
AC/DC & Axl Rose - Live Wire (Greensboro, North Carolina 8.27.16)
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Backfromthedead on September 16, 2016, 06:52:05 PM
High Voltage (NY)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUpHm1hDbbw
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Backfromthedead on September 21, 2016, 07:48:00 AM
From the last US show
https://youtu.be/po_wpzLRAhM

Rumour has it that Angus will not retire and plans to continue with AC/DC, maybe even new material with Axl (?)...
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Backfromthedead on September 26, 2016, 10:58:54 AM
Still, nothing is "crystal clear"...

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Now that the AC/DC Rock or Bust tour has fizzled to an end no-one knows what the band will do next, if anything.

Angus Young has shared a few words with fans at ACDC.com but has given no hint about the future of the band.
http://www.music-news.com/news/UK/100471/Angus-Young-talks-about-end-of-Rock-or-Bust-Tour
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Menelaos on September 27, 2016, 09:51:03 AM
Why is Brian not coming back? Thought he said he was doing better?
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Backfromthedead on September 27, 2016, 10:13:01 AM
Why is Brian not coming back?

No one seems to know (so far).  :coffee
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Backfromthedead on October 07, 2016, 09:58:19 AM
Thought he said he was doing better?

He might be back on stage within 6 months - but, we don't know if Angus wants him back, we don't know if he'll want to "rejoin" AC/DC.  :(

http://loudwire.com/brian-johnson-back-onstage-six-months-new-hearing-technology/
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Menelaos on October 07, 2016, 10:06:14 AM
I hope he gets well soon and is able to perform live again! Great frontman. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Backfromthedead on November 20, 2016, 07:26:38 PM
http://societyofrock.com/brian-johnson-is-back-and-trust-us-you-want-to-hear-what-hes-been-cooking-up/
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It’s been a long year for Brian Johnson, former singer for Australian rock outfit AC/DC. Thankfully, he hasn’t even begun to let his hearing troubles sideline him from music, making good on his promise back in February that that was not and certainly would not be the last we’d hear from him; this morning, the Greg Billings Band released their song “Good Friends Don’t Come Easy” featuring Johnson, marking the rock legend’s first studio performance since parting ways with AC/DC earlier this year.

A hard rockin’ track about finding your tribe and letting them love you, “Good Friends Don’t Come Easy” isn’t the first time we’ve seen Greg Billings and Brian collaborate; this is another in a long series of collaborations between the two friends, following on the heels of their covers of AC/DC’s own “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” and “You Shook Me All Night Long” and fans can look forward to hearing it, as well as a collaboration with Cheap Trick frontman Robin Zander, on the Greg Billings Band’s upcoming album, Boom Boom All Night!.
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Menelaos on November 20, 2016, 09:02:26 PM
Good stuff man, hope he'll be back with AC/DC soon! :nod:
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Backfromthedead on December 13, 2016, 11:59:01 AM
While to me it was far from "crystal clear" back in summer, it looks like chainsmoker was right, Angus does not plan to continue with Brian...
http://metaltalk.net/news2016sg/2016541a.php

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Respected Brazilian journalist José Norberto Flesch, who we know has had contact with AC/DC, has made comments on Twitter indicating that Angus Young will hire new musicians and that Axl will continue as frontman, as we expected.

Flesch wrote (translated from Portuguese):

"AC/DC will not end... Angus will hire musicians to play with him and with his cousin... Axl will also continue in AC/DC."

Edit: just saw this is old news, Sept 2016. Not to be trusted.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Backfromthedead on December 15, 2016, 10:45:55 AM
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/acdc-rock-or-bust-world-tour-photo-book-due-next-year/

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Rufus Stone Limited Editions has announced the publication of the first-ever official AC/DC photo book.

Currently in production, the "Rock Or Bust" tour book will cover the full extent of AC/DC's groundbreaking 2015 world tour supporting the multi-million-selling "Rock Or Bust" album, released in 2014.
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Johan! on December 19, 2016, 05:04:21 PM
Looks like it's about 2015 while Brian Johnson was still singing.
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Backfromthedead on December 29, 2016, 11:11:26 AM
http://www.music-news.com/news/UK/102445/Phil-Rudd-happy-for-Angus-Young-to-continue-AC-DC

This article also tells the rumour:
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Word was that Angus Young and Axl Rose would move forward with three new musicians. They are expected to start work on a new AC/DC album in 2017 when the Guns N Roses tour commitments conclude.

Not heard anything "official" so far.
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Johan! on January 02, 2017, 05:02:24 PM
three new musicians? Or just Chris Slade, Stevie Young and a new bass player?
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Backfromthedead on January 05, 2017, 10:50:20 AM
three new musicians? Or just Chris Slade, Stevie Young and a new bass player?

Well it's just a rumour so far. IF it'll happen, I can imagine Stevie & Chris being there.
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Menelaos on January 05, 2017, 01:13:51 PM
Interesting that Angus is doing this with Axl. Axl himself has been in this position before, having to carry on a band name while being the only original member left on board.
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Backfromthedead on January 05, 2017, 05:13:13 PM
Interesting that Angus is doing this with Axl.

Not certain if Angus will be doing anything at all. Nothing's confirmed so far! Gotta wait...
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Menelaos on January 05, 2017, 10:21:14 PM
Not certain if Angus will be doing anything at all. Nothing's confirmed so far! Gotta wait...

Would really like to see them making music together, even as a different group. Hell of a super group, to be honest.
Title: Re: Looks like Axl is fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Post by: Backfromthedead on January 08, 2017, 06:47:36 PM
Hell ...

That's where the highway will lead them, unless they're gonna change their evil ways, one of these days...   :whistle: