Axl Rose to replace Brian Johnson in AC/DC?

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"It's all but a done deal" that the Guns N' Roses frontman will replace the rock band's lead singer Brian Johnson, who pulled out of the Rock or Bust tour at risk of hearing loss on doctor's orders.
Axl Rose To Replace Brian Johnson In AC/DC

Say it ain't so.

AC/DC have built their entire career on just being ordinary guys working dilligently at their craft. Axl Rose is a prima donna who rarely starts a show on time.

Replacing Johnson with Rose is like replacing Laurence Olivier in Hamlet with Sylvester Stallone.

Yeah, I know it's only for a handful of shows, but still.

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  • Profile picture of the author rondo
    Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post


    Say it ain't so.
    Yeah but his voice is a good fit.

    Who else would you suggest??

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    • Profile picture of the author infomaniacs
      Originally Posted by rondo View Post

      Yeah but his voice is a good fit.

      Who else would you suggest??

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      I reckon they should stop flogging that dead horse
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        They'd be better off doing all instrumentals.
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      • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
        Originally Posted by rondo View Post

        Yeah but his voice is a good fit.

        Who else would you suggest??

        Andrew
        Can't say it any better than this:

        Originally Posted by infomaniacs View Post

        I reckon they should stop flogging that dead horse
        They're old enough to retire now, and the royalties from their back catalogue will be enough for a nice "pension", so it's time to put their feet up and look back at a remarkable career that's taken them from grotty pubs in Australia to stadiums all over the world.

        They've built themselves a huge legacy and it'll be a shame if it was tarnished by becoming a cabaret band.
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        • Profile picture of the author rondo
          Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

          Can't say it any better than this:



          They're old enough to retire now, and the royalties from their back catalogue will be enough for a nice "pension", so it's time to put their feet up and look back at a remarkable career that's taken them from grotty pubs in Australia to stadiums all over the world.

          They've built themselves a huge legacy and it'll be a shame if it was tarnished by becoming a cabaret band.
          They could have retired rich 20 years ago. The tour is happening whether we like it or not.

          I'm trying to think of a new singer for the tour (other than Axl). He should be of legendary status, and be able to scream like a banshee.

          Who is there? How about Ozzy? Robert Plant? Chris Cornell from Sound Garden?

          Any other ideas?
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          • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
            Originally Posted by rondo View Post

            I think he should be of legendary status, and be able to scream like a banshee.
            Rob Halford (Judas Priest)? Makes as much sense as...
            Robert Plant?
            Neither of those are going to happen, and nor should they.

            Ozzy?
            Ozzy's currently on Sabbath's farewell tour. They hit Australia in the next few weeks.

            This one makes sense though,
            Chris Cornell from Sound Garden?
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    Angus has said he wants to play for another 10 years. Angus gets what Angus wants.

    They should get the lead singer from Jackyl and call it a day. He was a Brian Johnson ripoff anyway.
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Hmmm, Brian Johnson, always thought he modified his voice to fit in with AC DC. I remember him from back in the 70's where he fronted the Glam British Rock Pop Band, Georgie. Had a few hits, have a listen..

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      • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
        Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

        Hmmm, Brian Johnson, always thought he modified his voice to fit in with AC DC. I remember him from back in the 70's where he fronted the Glam British Rock Pop Band, Georgie. Had a few hits, have a listen..

        Geordie - All because of you (1973) - YouTube
        They actually got a fair bit of airplay with this one Down Under. I remember buying it on a 7" single back in the day. A grand old rocker.

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        • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
          That was a bit early Status Quo'ish
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          • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
            Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

            That was a bit early Status Quo'ish
            Ah, now there's a band who did sell out their legacy and became a cabaret act.

            Over the last few years they've been using one of their classic 70's tracks as a jingle in an ad for an Australian supermarket chain. Watch and weep:


            Incidentally, Quo were the first rock concert I ever went to back in 1974 at the Perth Entertainment Centre on tour promoting the Hello album. They've gone a long way down (or should that be Down, Down?) since then.

            That was the same venue I saw AC/DC at as well the only two times I've seen them. The first in 1977 was the last Australian show that Bon Scott ever did. The next time was in 1980 - the first show Brian Johnson ever did in Australia.
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    Lemmy would have been awesome.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Years ago (1990?) I was at the Money Talk AC/DC concert at Deer Creek amphitheater outside of Indianapolis.

    I had box seats, fake money fell out of a huge net over the crowd during the song Money Talk. I was grabbing money like a fool, I gave about half of it away to people around me that didn't get any. I still have some of that money. Great concert, my chest hurt for a couple of days after the concert because the amps were so loud. I could feel the sound literally passing through me, lmao.

    The first image in the video below is the same money I have. Good times.






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      It is the only way we gonna get ridda the guy.
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    Axl was awesome back in the day.

    When GNR LIES LIES LIES was released they nailed the publicity stunt.

    Keep in mind controversy has been Axl's niche from the very beginning, that's what he does. He's the Trump of Rock, lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    I saw a video where Axl jammed with AC/DC and it sounded great.

    But like others have alluded to. Axl hates his audience and AC/DC loves theirs. I really do not think the AC/DC members or management will have any of Axl's antics. So I am sure they are having serious discussions with him. And, I am sure this is just a temporary fix to finish the tour.

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