As we all know by now Johnson was dismissed from AC/DC after his “hearing problems” forced the band to postpone 10 U.S. shows on their tour on doctors orders. After Johnson found out the band was moving forward without him last week, he told comedian and podcaster Jim Brewer that his hearing problems were exaggerated by AC/DC and he felt he was “kicked to the curb.”
On Tuesday, Jason Bailey, a radio DJ on Atlanta Radio 100.5, said: “a very very good source has all but confirmed that Rose is taking over singing duty for the Australian rockers; This is what I’m being told, Axl was meeting with the AC/DC group, because it’s all but a done deal that Axl will front AC/DC for the 10 remaining shows. All 10, including Atlanta.”
ShowbizSpy contacted the radio station and confirmed the remarks made by Jason. He also took to Twitter:
— Jason Bailey (@mrjasonbailey) March 22, 2016
We also put in calls to both Axl Rose and AC/DC reps and they have both said that at this time there is nothing they can confirm or deny. Now, lets look at that for a minute… in the event a story is false reps will normally tell you right away that the story is bogus. However, in the event that it is true or a very strong possibility but the press timing is not right they will normally say what they told us. So, if we were betting folk, our bet will be on this is all true and Axl will in fact help the band finish out their tour.
The only issue we see is Rose is also set to tour with the original lineup of Guns N’ Roses for the first time in 23 years next month at two shows in Las Vegas before headlining the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. As, we also all know, Axl is not the most reliable front man to have at times causing internal fighting and showing up late to concerts.
Our personal thought on this news is that going with Axl will be a fu**ing disaster.
One of Brians last shows: