It is now confirmed that Axl Rose is the new singer of AC/DC. After weeks and weeks for rumours, the legendary Australian band made the news official, and here is the official statement:
“AC/DC band members would like to thank Brian Johnson for his contributions and dedication to the band throughout the years. We wish him all the best with his hearing issues and future ventures”.
“As much as we want this tour to end as it started, we understand, respect and support Brian’s decision to stop touring and save his hearing. We are dedicated to fulfilling the remainder of our touring commitments to everyone that has supported us over the years, and are fortunate that Axl Rose has kindly offered his support to help us fulfil this commitment”.
It has been said former frontman, Brian Johnson, was recently forced to stop touring for risk of losing all hearing. There are some unsettling rumours that this presented an opportunity for the band to leave him “kicked to the curb”. This new gig arguably leaves Rose with quite a busy few months ahead of him, quite possibly the busiest days post Chinese Democracy.