So, we’ve all been wondering what AC/DC will do now that their lead vocalist, Brian Johnson deals with hearing issues, their drummer deals with legal issues, Malcolm Young has passed away and their bass player quit. Now, we’re hearing of an unconfirmed report out of Australia that AC/DC will continue to record and tour, with 2016’s tour vocalist Axl Rose staying on the mic for the band. Murray Engleheart, who has longstonding and deep ties within the Australian music scene, worte on Facebook over the weekend, “Speculate all you want but I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: AC/DC will continue with Axl on vocals. New album, touring, the whole nine yards. What was a massive gamble by Angus turned out to be an equally enormous triumph that has set the scene for the future.”
So, how do you feel about Axl taking over vocals for AC/DC? I don’t know. Axl is the lead singer for Guns ‘N Roses. I feel uncomfortable with an iconic vocalist for one legendary band taking over for another iconic singer of a legendary rock band. I don’t mind Axl doing something with Angus…I just don’t believe they should call it AC/DC.
There has been no word from Axl or Angus yet…but as soon as we hear something, you’ll be the first to know.
With all that said, Axl does sound good with Angus. Here they are together at Madison Square Garden in New York…September, 2016. Let’s go to the video.