Axl Rose to join AC/DC as lead singer after Brian Johnson forced to quit
Published 17/04/2016 | 14:02
Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose will be joining AC/DC for the remainder of their tour.
Rose (54) will take the place of Brian Johnson who has been forced to quit over hearing problems which could lead to total hearing loss if he continued to front the band.
In a statement released today, AC/DC announced that Axl had offered his services so that the band could fulfil their commitments on the Rock or Bust tour.
"AC/DC band members would like to thank Brian Johnson for his contributions and dedication to the band throughout the years. We wish him all the best with his hearing issues and future ventures," they said.
"As much as we want this tour to end as it started, we understand, respect and support Brian's decision to stop touring and save his hearing. We are dedicated to fulfilling the remainder of our touring commitments to everyone that has supported us over the years, and are fortunate that Axl Rose has kindly offered his support to help us fulfill this commitment."
Axl will join the band for the European stadium tour dates from May 7 in Lisbon to June 12 in Denmark, after which he'll return to Guns N' Roses for the Not in This Lifetime tour.
Guns N' Roses are currently performing at Coachella in California.