AC/DC future in doubt (edit: Axl is officially in)

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March 11, 2016 at 1:26 pm Quote #52725

jroundy
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guitard: For all intents and purposes, Journey was in the same boat and they’ve done a masterful job of pulling off replacing the lead vocalist most closely associated with their signature sound (Steve Perry) with a copycat – several years after that lead vocalist actually left the band, thereby resurrecting a classic version of the band that most fans find acceptable.

I think back in the 80′s and 90′s this would have been completely unacceptable… but today everyone seems to be fine with replacing the singer, as long as it sounds like the original.

I think the guy Journey used to replace Steve Perry sounds awesome, and he can perform the stage as well.


The poor folks play for keeps down here…They’re the living dead. Nobody rules these streets at night like Van Halen!!


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March 12, 2016 at 3:45 am Quote #52728

Panamaniac
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jroundy: I think back in the 80′s and 90′s this would have been completely unacceptable… but today everyone seems to be fine with replacing the singer, as long as it sounds like the original.

I think the guy Journey used to replace Steve Perry sounds awesome, and he can perform the stage as well.

I’m in total agreement here. Back in the 80′s and 90′s these bands, albeit long in the tooth, were still perceived as being relevant in the mainstream so long as they continued to produce strong material even in the wake of the grunge takeover. Just look at VH Balance, AC/DC’s Razor’s Edge, or even Def Leppard’s Adrenalize. Given the changing tastes of the industry at that time, these albums probably should have tanked but were very successful. Therefore, finding a soundalike karaoke singer at that time would have been an assault on the band’s legacy. However, 20 years later, these bands are now considered golden age rock legends and, hey, if the original singer can’t do it anymore and a karaoke soundalike can keep the original spirit of the band alive, I’m all for it.

I splurged for tickets to see Journey last year here in Vegas and I was blown away. Arnel Pineda sounds more like Steve Perry than even he does and puts on a great show.


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March 17, 2016 at 9:50 pm Quote #52808

PT5150
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Brian Johnson ‘kicked to the curb’ from AC/DC

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson was “kicked to the curb” by guitarist Angus Young after breaking the news he was going deaf, a friend of the singer claims.

Johnson, 68, stood down from the band last week, on the eve of a US tour, after being instructed by doctors that further exposure to his band’s jet-engine volume will obliterate the last of his hearing.

Johnson’s friend, comedian Jim Breuer – whose new rock album the AC/DC vocalist sung on — has claimed on a new episode of his podcast that Johnson was immediately dumped from the band.

“[Brian] said that he called and let [AC/DC and Young] know, ‘Hey this is what the doctor said, but let’s try to figure this out. I don’t think it’s as bad as he said it is’,” Breuer said.

“Literally the next day in the press, it was ‘Brian Johnson, tour cancelled, he’s losing his hearing.

“[Brian said] ‘I would really like to finish and do some shows. I think we can knock this out.’ Then all his luggage that he toured with showed up at his driveway.

TBCA
AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson was “kicked to the curb” by guitarist Angus Young after breaking the news he was going deaf, a friend of the singer claims.

Johnson, 68, stood down from the band last week, on the eve of a US tour, after being instructed by doctors that further exposure to his band’s jet-engine volume will obliterate the last of his hearing.

Johnson’s friend, comedian Jim Breuer – whose new rock album the AC/DC vocalist sung on — has claimed on a new episode of his podcast that Johnson was immediately dumped from the band.

“[Brian] said that he called and let [AC/DC and Young] know, ‘Hey this is what the doctor said, but let’s try to figure this out. I don’t think it’s as bad as he said it is’,” Breuer said.

“Literally the next day in the press, it was ‘Brian Johnson, tour cancelled, he’s losing his hearing.

“[Brian said] ‘I would really like to finish and do some shows. I think we can knock this out.’ Then all his luggage that he toured with showed up at his driveway.

AC/DC. (Getty)
AC/DC. (Getty)

“There’s been no calls. No, ‘How’s your hearing? How’s your health?’ Boom. ‘Here’s your [stuff], nice to know you’.”

Breuer said Johnson was “depressed” about the situation.

“I’ve never seen him down before. He was upset that he feels like he kind of got kicked to the curb,” Breuer said.

Despite the years of aural abuse he’s taken fronting one of the world’s most enduring groups, Johnson claims that it was car racing, not rock and roll, that caused his hearing problems.

“I got it from sitting in a race car for too long without ear plugs,” Johnson told Howard Stern last year.

“I heard my eardrum burst because I forgot to put my plugs in under my helmet. That’s how it happened.

“Music had nothing to do with it … I was dizzy, my middle ear had gone, and I took my helmet off and there was blood coming out and I’d burst my eardrum.”

Acca Dacca’s twilight years have been full of turmoil: The band lost rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young – brother of perennial schoolboy Angus – two years ago to dementia, while last July drummer Phil Rudd was sentenced to home detention for ice possession and threatening to kill a former employee.

Johnson has fronted AC/DC since 1980, having taken over after the alcohol-related death of previous singer Bon Scott.

His first album with the band, Back in Black, is the second highest-selling of all time.

The band is adamant the 10 postponed US tour dates will be rescheduled for later in the year, most likely with a guest vocalist.

Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/03/16/10/57/brian-johnson-kicked-to-the-curb-from-acdc#lvLqoSwA4eDQX07k.99


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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March 18, 2016 at 5:50 pm Quote #52828

Gilligan
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That sounds a little fishy. I don’t believe it went down like that.


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March 18, 2016 at 5:57 pm Quote #52829

guitard
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Gilligan: That sounds a little fishy.I don’t believe it went down like that.


It’s kind of like when you read a “Breaking News” headline story and then you see a video of the interview from which the headline was sourced and see that the headline was actually based on a short, passing comment in a long interview; the substance of which had very little to do with the “Breaking News.”


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March 23, 2016 at 7:43 pm Quote #52893

PT5150
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Axl Rose Joining AC/DC Is Reportedly ‘All But A Done Deal’

Axl Rose Joining AC/DC Is Reportedly ‘All But A Done Deal’
By Brett Buchanan – Mar 23, 2016 56

Atlanta Radio 100.5 DJ Jason Bailey reported yesterday on his show, as transcribed by Alternative Nation, that a ‘very very good source’ is telling him that Axl Rose will indeed be joining AC/DC to front the band for the remainder of their tour. Alternative Nation first reported rumors of Rose touring with AC/DC on Monday.

“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.”


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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March 23, 2016 at 11:27 pm Quote #52896

guitard
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Axl?

I can’t help but wonder … why would a guy who is still doing well with his own band (in terms of filling up arenas) do something like this? Maybe because it’s only for ten shows? Still sounds strange to me…


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March 24, 2016 at 4:52 pm Quote #52906

VAiN
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It does seem odd, but it’s a great opportunity for Axhole to get a practice run in before the GnR shows.. I’ll believe it when I see it.


Resident dickhead. I will hurt your delicate feelings.


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March 24, 2016 at 6:58 pm Quote #52908

mrmojohalen
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This is like Rob Halford singing for Black Sabbath.


When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?


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March 24, 2016 at 8:05 pm Quote #52913

Mink
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mrmojohalen: This is like Rob Halford singing for Black Sabbath.

I agree. Not a great choice in my opinion. But if getting Axl is what it takes to finish the tour then so be it. Should be interesting nonetheless.



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March 28, 2016 at 11:32 am Quote #52956

Cut2TheCrash
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http://www.tmz.com/2016/03/28/axl-rose-ac-dc-in-studio/

Axl Rose Back in Black Hat … In Studio with AC/DC!!
No one on the planet is about to rock as hard as Axl Rose, and we have the first photos of him rehearsing with his new band … AC/DC!

The Guns N’ Roses frontman announced last week he was going to fill in as lead singer for AC/DC, which is opening for GNR on its upcoming tour. Axl was at a rehearsal studio in Atlanta with Angus Young and co. on Friday … no doubt, running through the classics.

Axl’s said he’s been working hard to get in shape for the double duty tour — and this is our first look at him in a long time.

If the voice works … do ya really care what he looks like?




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March 28, 2016 at 12:06 pm Quote #52957

evhua
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wow…. if Axel will sing for Ac Dc… then there’s some hope for Bruce Dickinson to join Van Halen :-) ( just joking )


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March 28, 2016 at 6:25 pm Quote #52959

PT5150
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Photo shopped?

AC/DC oppeing for GnR……….. 8-O

May be GnR are rehearsing at the same place….


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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March 28, 2016 at 6:58 pm Quote #52960

mrmojohalen
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evhua: wow…. if Axel will sing for Ac Dc… then there’s some hope for Bruce Dickinson to join Van Halen :-) ( just joking )

‘On Fire’ with Bruce would be awesome !


When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?


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March 29, 2016 at 5:53 am Quote #52963

evhua
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couldn’t agree more MrMojo :-)


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