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Rumor: Axl Rose Will Replace Brian Johnson in AC/DC

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Who will fill in on vocals for the shows AC/DC postponed as a result of Brian Johnson almost going deaf? Well, here’s a fun possibility: Jason Bailey, DJ for Atlanta radio station Rock 100.5, says it’s gonna be Axl Rose.

Said Bailey on a recent show (as transcribed by Alternative Nation):

“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.”

“From what I was told, this was all kind of new inside information to me, Angus is a very black and white guy. He’s like, Brian, for health reasons, can’t continue fronting the band. He was supposed to retire after the last tour, so they wanted to continue going out on the road and continue making music, so if you can’t do it, we appreciate your services, but the show must go on. They’re in town, they were auditioning people for the job, and then they flew Axl in, again, this is from my source.”

The first of the shows AC/DC were forced to postpone took place in Atlanta, and a fan spotted Rose in Atlanta this past weekend. So if we assume that the members of AC/DC arrived in Atlanta for the show they eventually postponed and then just stayed in Atlanta because it was cheaper or because they really like Southern food or whatever, then, yeah, it’s possible Rose and AC/DC were in the same town at the same time, and it’s even possible they were there together.

But when it comes to Axl Rose, who the hell can predict what’s gonna happen? Even if the dude’s behavior weren’t so erratic, he’s always at the center of crazy rumors.

Also: does he even have time to do the AC/DC shows with his own Guns N’ Roses reunion coming up?

While we wait to see how this pans out, listen to Rose covering the AC/DC classic “Whole Lotta Rosie” with GN’R and see if you think he’d make a good fit for Johnson’s old job:

Thanks: Tom AZ/DZ

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