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

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March 29, 2016 at 10:59 am Quote #52964


DLR as frontman for AC/DC (as imagined by comedian Jim Breuer)

More impressions:

April 17, 2016 at 12:56 am Quote #53101


another tour.. and no shows in my area.. maybe the next reunion tour 2020 … lol

April 17, 2016 at 6:46 am Quote #53103



AC/DC guitarist Angus Young joined GUNS N’ ROSES on stage earlier tonight (Saturday, April 16) at the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival to perform the AC/DC classics “Riff Raff” and “Whole Lotta Rosie”. Video footage and photos of his appearance can be seen below.

Young is no stranger to Coachella, having headlined last year’s event with AC/DC.

As previously reported, GUNS N’ ROSES singer Axl Rose will front AC/DC when the legendary rockers resume their “Rock Or Bust” world tour next month. The European stadium tour dates begin on May 7 in Lisbon, Portugal and run through June 12 in Aarhus, Denmark. Following this European run of dates with AC/DC, Rose will rejoin GUNS N’ ROSES for the “Not In This Lifetime” summer stadium tour.

The ten postponed AC/DC U.S shows will be rescheduled and announced imminently, also with Rose handling the vocals.

AC/DC was forced to cut its North American tour short after doctors told singer Brian Johnson he faced “total hearing loss.”


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”.

April 19, 2016 at 5:05 pm Quote #53134


Here is Johnson’s statement in full:
As many AC/DC fans know, the remaining shows for the 2016 AC/DC Rock or Bust World Tour, including 10 postponed U.S. shows, are being rescheduled with a guest singer. I want personally to explain the reason because I don’t believe the earlier press releases sufficiently set out what I wanted to say to our fans or the way in which I thought it should be presented.
On March 7th, after a series of examinations by leading physicians in the field of hearing loss, I was advised that if I continue to perform at large venues, I risked total deafness. While I was horrified at the reality of the news that day, I had for a time become aware that my partial hearing loss was beginning to interfere with my performance on stage. I was having difficulty hearing the guitars on stage and because I was not able to hear the other musicians clearly, I feared the quality of my performance could be compromised. In all honesty this was something I could not in good conscience allow. Our fans deserve my performance to be at the highest level, and if for any reason I can’t deliver that level of performance I will not disappoint our fans or embarrass the other members of AC/DC. I am not a quitter and I like to finish what I start, nevertheless, the doctors made it clear to me and my bandmates that I had no choice but to stop performing on stage for the remaining shows and possibly beyond. That was the darkest day of my professional life.
Since that day, I have had several consultations with my doctors and it appears that, for the near future, I will be unable to perform on stage at arena and stadium size venues where the sound levels are beyond my current tolerance, without the risk of substantial hearing loss and possibly total deafness. Until that time, I tried as best as I could to continue despite the pain and hearing loss but it all became too much to bear and too much to risk.
I am personally crushed by this development more than anyone could ever imagine. The emotional experience I feel now is worse than anything I have ever in my life felt before. Being part of AC/DC, making records and performing for the millions of devoted fans this past 36 years has been my life’s work. I cannot imagine going forward without being part of that, but for now I have no choice. The one thing for certain is that I will always be with AC/DC at every show in spirit, if not in person.
Most importantly, I feel terrible having to disappoint the fans who bought tickets for the canceled shows and who have steadfastly supported me and AC/DC these many years. Words cannot express my deep gratitude and heartfelt thanks not just for the recent outpouring to me personally of kind words and good wishes, but also for the years of loyal support of AC/DC. My thanks also go to Angus and Cliff for their support.
Finally, I wish to assure our fans that I am not retiring. My doctors have told me that I can continue to record in studios and I intend to do that. For the moment, my entire focus is to continue medical treatment to improve my hearing. I am hoping that in time my hearing will improve and allow me to return to live concert performances. While the outcome is uncertain, my attitude is optimistic. Only time will tell.
Once again, my sincere best wishes and thanks to everyone for their support and understanding.

Read More: AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Issues Statement on Departure From Group |

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”.

April 19, 2016 at 6:06 pm Quote #53135


My guess is that Angus is only using Axl to fill the contractual obligations that he has.If Brian’s hearing does not improve touring AC/DC is done.

May 8, 2016 at 7:48 pm Quote #53274


AC/DC – Shoot To Thrill Live Lisbon Portugal (With Axl Rose) PRO SHOT HQ SOUND

July 9, 2016 at 7:25 am Quote #53755


AC/DC’s Cliff Williams to Retire After Current Tour
Posted 07/08/2016 by Christopher Scapelliti , photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images

Cliff Williams has played bass in AC/DC since 1977. By the time the group’s current tour wraps up in September, he’ll have logged nearly 40 years with the Australian rockers.

Apparently 40 years is long enough. Williams says his future plans don’t include continuing with AC/DC.

“It’s been what I’ve known for the past 40 years,” Williams says. “But after this tour I’m backing off of touring and recording.”

His decision was influenced by changes within AC/DC that have been beyond the group’s control. Founding guitarist Malcolm Young was forced to leave the band in 2014 due to dementia. Last March, longtime singer Brian Johnson announced he was suffering from severe hearing damage and could no longer perform. His position was quickly filled by Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose, who signed on to fulfill the group’s tour obligations.

Between the two losses, longtime drummer Phil Rudd fell out with the band and became enmeshed in legal troubles. He was replaced by Chris Slade, who drummed for the band from 1989 to 1994.

“Losing Malcolm, the thing with Phil and now with Brian, it’s a changed animal,” Williams says of the band. As for his decision, “I feel in my gut it’s the right thing.”

Williams says he looks back on his time with the group with happiness. “When you start out, you kind of hope for success,” he says. “That’s what you are working for. But you never really know. It’s been surreal, really.”

In the recently released video from AC/DC below, Williams reflects on his role in the band, saying, “I don’t know what else I would wanna do. I love the music and I love playing in the band and I’m all filled up.”

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”.

July 10, 2016 at 10:44 am Quote #53777


Nothing wrong wth hanging itup after 40 years… I have to say – I’m very impressed with Axl in AC/DC.

Resident dickhead. I will hurt your delicate feelings.


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