Report: Angus Young and Axl Rose are Writing New AC/DC Music Together
Murray Engleheart, a respected Australian music journalist and noted authority on AC/DC, announced publicly last month that he had it on good word AC/DC would continue with Axl Rose on vocals. Rose, of course, led a successful stint as a touring fill-in after Brian Johnson’s departure from the band due to hearing loss. AC/DC’s plans, Engleheart noted, included a “new album, touring, the whole nine yards.”
Add to Engleheart’s proclamation another second-hand source: Angus Young is already writing new music with Axl Rose, according to Rose Tattoo frontman Angry Anderson. Anderson tells The Rock Pit of his run-in with Young:
“I was talking to Angus earlier last year when we were opening for Guns N’ Roses – Angus and I were asked to do the encores and 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.'”
Do we believe that Anderson’s recount of what Young allegedly told him is accurate? I don’t see why not. It makes all the sense in the world for AC/DC to continue with Axl Rose: Rose is likely to be done touring with GN’R for quite a while, the formula worked the first time around, fans were into it and we already have another reputable source claiming it’s happening.
So: new AC/DC music with Rose on vocals in 2019? It seems likely. I’m not sure whether AC/DC fans care all that much about new music — it’s just a good excuse to tour, which is what everyone wants most — but having Rose in the mix would certainly make the prospect of new AC/DC songs way more interesting. We will, naturally, keep you posted.
[via Ultimate Guitar]