Monday, April 18, 2016

Axl Officially Joins AC/DC

From this morning's RAMP Newsletter...

The worst-kept rumor in the music biz was finally converted into reality over the weekend -- Guns N' Roses lead singer Axl Rose will indeed be joining AC/DC -- temporarily -- to help the band fulfill the remaining European dates on their Rock Or Bust Tour. Rose will replace longtime AC/DC lead vocalist Brian Johnson, who was forced to quit touring with the band or risk "total hearing loss." According to Rolling Stone, AC/DC made the official announcement on Saturday, shortly before Guns N' Roses performed at Coachella. "AC/DC will resume their Rock Or Bust World Tour with Axl Rose joining on vocals," the band said in a statement, which continued, "AC/DC band members would like to thank Brian Johnson for his contributions and dedication to the band throughout the years. We wish him all the best with his hearing issues and future ventures. As much as we want this tour to end as it started, we understand, respect and support Brian's decision to stop touring and save his hearing. We are dedicated to fulfilling the remainder of our touring commitments to everyone that has supported us over the years, and are fortunate that Axl Rose has kindly offered his support to help us fulfill this commitment." Giving fans a sneak preview of what they can expect from this partnership, Rose brought AC/DC's Angus Young onstage at Coachella and together, they tore through a couple of early AC/DC cuts: "Whole Lotta Rosie" and "Riff Raff."