It’s turning out to be a busy year for Axl, not only has he reformed the original Guns n’ Roses and set out on tour with them with rumours of more dates being announced soon, but he has now committed to joining fellow legendary rockers AC/DC on tour filling in for vocalist Brian Johnson.
It’s never good news when a band have to have one of their members drop out of a tour due to health reasons, such as Brian’s risk of losing his hearing but at least scenarios like this can sometimes bring out answers to the big “what if?” questions. Download Festival 2006 saw many of the biggest names in rock at the time step in for Jonathan Davis of Korn and fans were treated to a different interpretations of some of their most loved songs. It will be interesting to see how Axl Rose performs in another band with such a distinct sound and to see what kind of spin he puts on their music. The “Rock and Bust Tour” runs until June 12th and it will be interesting to see whats next for AC/DC and Axl.
The band put out a thank you to their long time singer Brian Johnson on their facebook page where they also announced the newest member of the band. The statement read “AC/DC band members would like to thank Brian for his contributions and dedication to the band throughout the years. We wish him all the best with his hearing issues and future ventures”. It’s a strange time for fans of these two bands and not something we could have seen coming just a few months ago. Axl will join his Gn’R band mates again on their tour once his dates with AC/DC in Europe are in the bag.