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AC/DC Confirm Axl Rose As Brian Johnson’s Replacement | The Rock World Reacts

It’s official! After weeks of speculation, AC/DC have confirmed Axl Rose is joining the band. Find out how the rock world took the news here!

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After weeks of speculation, AC/DC have finally confirmed that Guns ‘n’ Roses frontman Axl Rose will be stepping in to replace Brian Johnson on the band’s Rock or Bust World Tour.

Johnson was ordered to stop touring immediately by doctors in March, or he risked losing his hearing completely, sadly leaving the legendary singer with no choice but to leave the band.

AC/DC posted the following statement on their website to announce the news:

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. 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. AC/DC will resume their Rock Or Bust World Tour with Axl Rose joining on vocals.

The European stadium tour dates begin on May 7 in Lisbon, Portugal and run through June 12 in Aarhus, Denmark as previously announced (see below for full itinerary). Following this European run of dates with AC/DC, Axl Rose will head out on his Guns N Roses, Not In This Lifetime Summer Stadium Tour. The 10 postponed U.S shows will be rescheduled and announced imminently, also with Axl Rose.

As is to be expected, fans, music critics and fellow musicians took to the internet to air their views on the turn of events.

Some greeted the news with enthusiasm…


…however others view AC/DC employing Axl Rose as an act of betrayal…



amit…whilst some fans are outraged and have demanded refunds.



Meanwhile, Trivium bassist Paolo Gregoletto had an announcement of his own to make:


Have you bought a ticket to AC/DC’s tour? Do you think that people have the right to a refund? Have AC/DC made a massive mistake? Let us know your views in the comments below!

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