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Tag Archives: Brian Johnson

Jim Breuer brings Brian Johnson out of semi-retirement on “Mr. Rock n Roll”

Posted by on May 17, 2016

Jim Breuer has been worshiping AC/DC since before he was on Saturday Night Live. Breuer’s spot-on imitation of the band’s former (?) vocalist Brian Johnson has been a staple of his stand-up set for years. But unlike mere mortals, the comedian has been able to use his position of power to meet and actually become friends […]

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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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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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Brian Johnson issues statement: “I had no choice but to stop”

Posted by on April 19, 2016

Last month, AC/DC sent shock waves through the rock and metal community when they postponed the remaining dates of their U.S. tour stating that singer Brian Johnson risked “total deafness” if he didn’t get off the road right away. Since then, we heard from AC/DC several times, and comedian Jim Breuer came to his friend’s defense, […]

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Let’s overanalyze AC/DC’s Axl Rose and rescheduled tour announcement, shall we?

Posted by on April 18, 2016

This past weekend, AC/DC not only confirmed the long running rumors that they would continue touring with Axl Rose on vocals, but Angus Young even joined Guns N’ Roses onstage at Coachella. However, while everyone was excited about seeing Axl, Angus and Slash on the same stage, there was one major part of the announcement […]

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AC/DC to debut new singer at WrestleMania

Posted by on April 1, 2016

Rumors have been running rampant this week about Axl Rose fronting AC/DC on their upcoming rescheduled tour. Well, it looks like we’ll find out if the rumors are true as soon as this weekend, as AC/DC have been tapped to perform at an unusual place: WrestleMania. It’s been announced that AC/DC will be performing at […]

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Axl Rose photographed outside of rehearsal studio with AC/DC… let the rumors escalate!

Posted by on March 28, 2016

Well… it’s getting harder and harder to ignore the rumors. First, it was an Atlanta radio host claiming that AC/DC had tapped Axl Rose to fill in for Brian Johnson on the remaining ten North American shows. Then an AC/DC rep could neither confirm nor deny that the Guns N’ Roses frontman was stepping in. […]

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AC/DC rep doesn’t deny Axl might be Johnson replacement

Posted by on March 24, 2016

Yesterday, a classic rock morning show co-host in Atlanta had a ridiculous claim, saying a “source” told him that Axl Rose would be filling in for AC/DC in the wake of Brian Johnson’s sudden departure. Why’s that ridiculous? Well, Axl has barely been able to fill in in Guns N’ Roses. The fact that Slash […]

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Rumor: Axl Rose to replace Brian Johnson in AC/DC

Posted by on March 23, 2016

With Brian Johnson having chose “bust” over “rock,” the hunt for a replacement to fill the AC/DC singer’s shoes for the remaining tour dates continues. And while Johnson hasn’t said much since he returned home, there’s been a lot of debate over who might fill in for him. And according to no less a source than […]

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