Axl Rose was announced as joining the band for the final shows on their word tour, following Johnson’s departure.
AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson has released a statement explaining his decision to bow out of the remaining dates on the band’s Rock or Bust world tour. Johnson was advised by doctors to stop touring or face permanent hearing loss, after fronting the hard rock band for over 35 years.
Brian Johnson has spoken out after being forced to step down as AC/DC singer for live shows.
Johnson’s statement comes days after AC/DC announced that Guns ’n’ Roses singer Axl Rose would be fronting the band for the remaining dates of the tour. “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,” Johnson told fans.
AC/DC aren't going anywhere - but Malcolm Young won't be returning.
AC/DC have confirmed that founding member and guitarist Malcolm Young will not return to the band after suffering from illness. The rockers revealed their new album Rock or Bust would be released in December 2 but would be their first record in 41 years not to feature Malcolm on recordings.
Angus Young and co have announced plans for 'Rock or Bust'
AC/DC have also announced they will head out on a Rock or Bust world tour in 2015.
Continue reading: AC/DC Confirm Malcolm Young Will Not Return For 'Rock Or Bust'
AC/DC aren't going anywhere guys - because Brian Johnson said so.
Brian Johnson, the frontman of rockers AC/DC has debunked rumors that the band are about to split because of health concerns for rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young. Instead, Johnson revealed that the group are actually planning to get together and write material for a new studio album.
Angus Young Performing with AC/DC
"We are definitely getting together in May in Vancouver," he told the Telegraph. "We're going to pick up some guitars, have a plonk, and see if anybody has got any tunes or ideas. If anything happens, we'll record it."
Continue reading: Calm Down Internet, AC/DC Are NOT Splitting Up
It seems that the band are not quitting after all.
It looks like AC/DC fans can breathe a sigh of relief, because rumors of the band’s imminent end appear to be greatly exaggerated. The rumors first surfaced on Monday in Australia, claiming that the band was on the verge of retirement, due to one member’s serious illness. According to Billboard, the speculation emerged from comments made by entertainment commentator Peter Ford on radio station 3AW that “we may not hear them perform or record ever again”.
For now it's safe to assume that AC/DC are not splitting up.
Today it looks like the media jumped the gun on this one. A report from Billboad clarified the situation. Australia's Noise11.com adds that the source of the retirement rumor was an email sent to Perth radio station 6PR from an anonymous tipster using the handle Thunderstruck. In a peculiar media round of broken telephone, the station then spread the report and it was picked up by various outlets first throughout Australia and then across the world.
Continue reading: No, AC/DC Are Not Splitting Up After All. Probably.
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