Sunday 4 December 2016

7000 AC/DC fans want refunds after Axl Rose signed on to replace Brian Johnson

Published 05/05/2016 | 11:38

Brian Johnson says he intends to continue to record in studios (Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP)
Brian Johnson says he intends to continue to record in studios (Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP)

The drafting in of Guns N Roses frontman Axl Rose to replace AC/DC's Brian Johnson at the band's upcoming gigs has left as our taste in some fans' mouths.

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So sour in fact that many are demanding ticket refunds - a whopping 7,000 Belgian fans have requested refunds for the band's upcoming concert at Festivalpark in Werchter on May 16.

Johnson was forced, on doctors' advice, to pull out of the tour as he faced completely losing his hearing, although it was clearly a decision with which he struggled.

Speaking at the time of the announcement, he said it was the "darkest day" of his professional life.

INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Musician Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses performs onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Musician Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses performs onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)

“I am personally crushed by this development more than anyone could ever imagine,” he said. “The emotional experience I feel now is worse than anything I have ever in my life felt before.”

While the band opted to continue without him, many fans are abandoning the band sans Johnson.

Axl Rose will tour for the remainder of the band's dates until the tour wraps on June 12 before picking up with Guns N Roses for their summer stadium tour.

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