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AC/DC working on new music with Axl Rose: report

Posted by on March 21, 2018

Photo: Wes Orshoski


While it was blasphemy to some, Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose gamely stepped up to the mic with AC/DC to finish out the band’s tour after Brian Johnson was sidelined. And with Angus Young the only original member of the band, many assumed that they might have played their last show ever back in 2016. That may not be the case, however. Last month, AC/DC’s biographer said that the band would continue on with Rose fronting them. And while some dude that once wrote about the band isn’t necessarily the most trustworthy of sources, it’s been corroborated by another source, Rose Tattoo frontman Angry Anderson.

Speaking to Australia’s The Rock Pit, Anderson recalls speaking to Young when they were opening for Guns N’ Roses in Australia: 

I said to him “What are you going to do?” and he said “Mate I’m writing a new album.” I thought “Cool” so I asked him who was in the band and he said “Axl.” Brian’s not there, Phil’s not there, Cliff’s not there, sadly Malcolm’s not there. And there are these people, and yes it’s sad that the original line-up aren’t there anymore but it’s the songs, people who have supported them all the way through their career they want to hear the songs. And in a sense we owe that to people, so really it’s a debt of gratitude and what we’re saying is you’ve stood by us, we’ll stand by you. So Angus, and let’s face it he doesn’t need the money, he acknowledges that there are still millions of people around the world that want to hear AC/DC songs played live. In the same way, though on a much lesser scale obviously there are plenty of people around the world who want to hear the songs that made Rose Tattoo famous. They want to hear those songs played live. And this is a line-up that can do that.

And while two people that aren’t Angus Young or Axl Rose stating that there will be new music from AC/DC doesn’t mean there will be, this makes it look a little more likely.

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