Now a few shows into their European tour, AC/DC has been getting on quite swimmingly with their new frontman, Axl Rose. The Guns N’ Roses singer joined the crew only recently, when longtime lead singer Brian Johnson was informed by doctors that he would have permanent hearing damage if he continued to perform at the arena level.
According to a new interview with AC/DC members Angus Young and Cliff Williams, Rose doesn’t want to give up the job once the tour dates are over. “We were committed to finishing this tour, so that’s been our main goal, and Axl’s helping us,” Young said. “I know he’s very excited. He keeps saying can he do more? But we don’t really know at the end how we will [proceed]. But we wanna get [through] this tour, which we were committed to doing. We wanna finish it.”
Watch the interview below.
Axl Rose is only the third-ever lead singer for AC/DC, a role previously held by founding member Bon Scott and his longtime replacement. Brian Johnson. With rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young getting an unfortunate diagnosis of dementia and longtime drummer Phil Rudd in trouble with the law in Australia, fans will question whether an AC/DC without so many of its core members is even AC/DC anymore.
Still, for those about to rock, we salute you.
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