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Axl Rose is the new AC/DC lead vocalist

Postby Hyo Razuki » Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:05 am

No joke, ladies and gentlemen! It's official. Mr Axl Rose is the new singer for AC/DC (at least for the current tour) since Brian Johnson decided to quit due to hearing issues. The news update doesn't say anything aboutthe time after the tour so it's not clear right now, if they are planning to record a new album with Axl Rose.

http://www.acdc.com/news?n_id=278

I was gonna go see one of their shows in Germany later this year. I'm not an AC/DC fan but i love some of their songs and had watching one of their shows on my lifetime to do-list because they are undoubtedly one of the greatest bands of all time.

But now, after this happened, I'm actually thinking about selling my ticket and not going. I just can't wrap my head around the idea of watching an AC/DC show with Axl Rose doing the singing. Just seems odd to me. To be fair, I like GnR's 1980's cover version of 'Whole lotta Rosie" but I still do think Axl's singing was not quite as good as Brian's, imho.

Also I always kind of disliked the American accent on an AC/DC song and thought the British/Australian accent worked so much better with their music.

On the other hand this isn't the first time AC/DC have replaced their singer and I think Axl deserves to be given a fair chance here. The pivot from Bon Scott to Brian Johnson worked out incredibly well, so maybe the same thing will happen again.

I don't know what to do right now. I kind of gravitate more towards not going at the moment.

What are your thoughts on Axl Rose joining AC/DC? How do you think it will work out?
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Re: Axl Rose is the new AC/DC lead vocalist

Postby Amir » Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:49 am

Got my ticket to see Axl/DC in London ;)

I'm a huge, huge, huge Axl Rose fan (as you could probably tell from my profile pic :P ), and while I thought my first AC/DC show with Brian Johnson last year was pretty good, I'm way more excited for this. Will be seeing Axl with Slash for the first time in Toronto in July, as well :)
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Re: Axl Rose is the new AC/DC lead vocalist

Postby beedle » Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:57 am

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Re: Axl Rose is the new AC/DC lead vocalist

Postby Riku Rose » Sun Apr 17, 2016 4:03 pm

Can't think of anyone else that would be a better choice at this moment in time to cover the tour on such short notice. Sure you could try someone like Joel O'Keeffe or Andrew Stockdale but those guys aren't used to playing stadium shows with close to 3 hour set lists night after night like Axl. I heard the rumours a few weeks ago and just couldn't see it happening since Axl has always just done GNR and that's it so this was quite a surprise when it got announced.

GNR have done the odd AC/DC cover in recent years and Axl does it pretty well.

I see AC/DC during the Black Ice tour and they put on one hell of a show but I wasn't too fussed about seeing them recently as I haven't listened to any albums since Black Ice. I was going to text around and see if any of my friends wanted too see Axl/DC but it seems like the London show is sold out.
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Re: Axl Rose is the new AC/DC lead vocalist

Postby Kenny » Sun Apr 17, 2016 4:20 pm

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Eh, no thanks. I'll sit this one out.

Then again I'm more of a fan of Bon Scott, even Brian Johnson couldn't do Scott's songs justice.
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Re: Axl Rose is the new AC/DC lead vocalist

Postby Amir » Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:19 pm

Riku Rose wrote: I was going to text around and see if any of my friends wanted too see Axl/DC but it seems like the London show is sold out.


I might have a spare for sale.
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Re: Axl Rose is the new AC/DC lead vocalist

Postby Amir » Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:20 pm

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Eh, no thanks. I'll sit this one out.

Then again I'm more of a fan of Bon Scott, even Brian Johnson couldn't do Scott's songs justice.


Sounds better in 2016 than he does in 2011:

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Re: Axl Rose is the new AC/DC lead vocalist

Postby Hyo Razuki » Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:03 pm

I gotta admit Axl doesn't sound bad at all on these 2016 videos but I still think I'll pass on this one. I like Axl Rose and I'm thinking of going to a Guns n Roses Show but Axl Rose as an AC/DC singer? No, thanks.

The thing is though, that Brian will probably not return to AC/DC so it's most likely go with Axl or no AC/DC show at all for me in the future. :|
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Re: Axl Rose is the new AC/DC lead vocalist

Postby Yokosuka Martian » Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:01 pm

I paid a big chunk of money for front row tickets to the GNR show in Chicago July 1st. I've been listening to them for a loooong time and I'm excited to finally see them live with Slash and Duff
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Re: Axl Rose is the new AC/DC lead vocalist

Postby Amir » Sat May 07, 2016 11:28 pm

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Re: Axl Rose is the new AC/DC lead vocalist

Postby Amir » Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:58 pm

Back from seeing them in London. Unbelievable show.

If you get the chance, GO.
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