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Tag Archives: Axl Rose

AC/DC’s Angus Young opens up about retirement, Axl

Posted by on August 1, 2016

It’s been a trying few years for AC/DC, with quite a few lineup changes. Their former drummer tried to kill someone, their rhythm guitarist and founding member is suffering from dementia, their lead singer suddenly had to retire from touring or risk going deaf, and their bassist said that this tour will be his last. Through […]

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Steven Adler joins Guns N’ Roses on stage

Posted by on July 7, 2016

One of the biggest complaints brought up about Guns N’ Roses’ classic reunion was the fact that not everyone from the early lineup was part of it. The lineup announced only involved singer Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, leaving out any participation from Izzy Stradlin and Steven Adler. The latter was sort of involved with […]

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AC/DC with Axl Rose US dates announced; would you go?

Posted by on June 2, 2016

  When we break down 2016 in hard rock and metal in about six months or so, the comeback of Guns N’ Roses will certainly rank among it’s biggest stories. But it’s only part of the story. In what first seemed like the most far-fetched rumor ever, singer Axl Rose announced that he’d be filling […]

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Axl Rose takes a stand at AC/DC show

Posted by on May 19, 2016

If you’ve seen Guns N’ Roses at any of their shows in Las Vegas, Coachella or Mexico, or his first group of shows with AC/DC, the most obvious thing you’ve noticed, other than “wow, Axl Rose sounds pretty good” is that he’s been confined to a throne following his foot fracture he sustained during the band’s […]

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Video: Axl Rose performs first show with AC/DC

Posted by on May 8, 2016

Last night (7)  the first-ever performance of AC/DC with Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose as their lead singer at Passeio Maritimo de Algés in Lisbon, Portugal. We’d heard what it sounded like from several muffled recordings taken from outside a rehearsal studio earlier in the week, and it seems like things went off without […]

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AC/DC responds: “A lot of people think Brian was fired. That’s not the case”

Posted by on May 6, 2016

After Brian Johnson was let go from AC/DC after facing permanent hearing loss, many wondered what the motivation behind it was. The plot thickened when Johnson’s friend and comedian Jim Breuer expressed his displeasure about AC/DC giving their long-time singer the boot. After the controversy, the band announced Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose as Johnson’s […]

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AC/DC update: Axl appears with band, Breuer reiterates Johnson deserved better

Posted by on May 5, 2016

It still feels weird that we live in a world without David Bowie and Prince and Brian Johnson was replaced in AC/DC by Axl Rose. None of that makes that much sense, but here we are, and on Saturday, the first-ever AC/DC show featuring their fourth vocalist will take place in Lisbon, Portugal. “It’s a […]

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7,000 AC/DC fans in Belgium requested refund for Axl Rose fronted concerts

Posted by on May 4, 2016

Some of the biggest stories of the year so far are Guns N’ Roses’ sort-of classic reunion and AC/DC tapping singer Axl Rose to fill vocal duties for them after Brian Johnson was forced to step down due to his hearing deterioration. The latter was a more pragmatic subject for everyone, with fans vocalizing their […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 10: Unsuccessful replacements in metal and hard rock

Posted by on May 4, 2016

AC/DC defied the odds 36 years ago when they recorded one of the most iconic rock albums of all time, Back In Black, with the late (and very beloved) Bon Scott’s replacement Brian Johnson. Now they’re taking a similar gamble by bringing in Axl Rose to fill in for a sidelined Johnson on the road. […]

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More recordings of Axl Rose and AC/DC rehearsal surface

Posted by on May 3, 2016

Foot issues notwithstanding, this is a hell of a banner year for Axl Rose. Not only are Guns N’ Roses back with Slash, but they’re touring this Summer, and from all indications so far, are playing shows that deliver more than GN’R shows have in years. Then the frontman was rumored to be the replacement […]

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