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.
Phil Rudd thinks it would only take having a chat with his former band mate Angus Young to be allowed back into AC/DC, even though a band spokesperson says there is no chance.
Phil Rudd thinks it will take ''five minutes'' to persuade Angus Young to allow him back in AC/DC.
The former 'Highway to Hell' drummer pleaded not guilty to breaching his home detention sentence after being arrested for drinking alcohol last month and eight days after he was given an eight-month home detention sentence for drug possession and making threats to kill.
Now, he thinks his bandmate and AC/DC guitarist will let him back in the band because ''he knows'' the band would be ''better'' if he was there and is determined he will return.
Continue reading: Phil Rudd: I Need Five Minutes With Angus To Return To AC/DC
Former Ac/dc Rocker Phil Rudd Is Convinced He's Still A Member Of The Band And Just Wants Five Minutes In A Room With Group Leader Angus Young To Convince Him He's Still The Best Drummer.
Rudd was dumped from the band last year (14) after allegations he tried to organise a hit on a former associate surfaced. He was arrested in Tauranga, New Zealand in November (14) and has since pleaded guilty to charges of threatening to kill and possession of drugs, and is currently serving a home arrest stint in New Zealand.
Explaining his actions in an exclusive 3D news spot in New Zealand on Sunday (09Aug15), the fallen rocker recalled losing his cool when an album launch party failed to live up to expectations and lashing out at an assistant who helped organise it.
He reiterated his plans to rejoin the band during a Rolling Stone magazine interview on Monday (10Aug15), stating, "All I'm looking for is an opportunity to step back up. Once I get back my freedom to travel, I'll hopefully be heading straight back to whatever they're doing. I feel great. Better than I've ever felt before. I'm very keen to get back in the saddle."
Continue reading: Phil Rudd: 'I Can Convince Ac/dc Leader Angus Young To Take Me Back'
Former Ac/dc Drummer Phil Rudd Has Promised Fans He'll Be Back With The Rock Act Once He Has Taken Care Of His Legal Woes.
In his first sit down TV interview since he was convicted of drug possession and threatening to kill and handed a home detention stint, Rudd appeared on New Zealand's 3D news show on Sunday (09Aug15) and expressed his desire to return to AC DC once his eight-month sentence ends.
He said, "(I want to) get my job back, get back on the road and make a lot of money."
The drummer's AC DC bandmates were forced to find a replacement for Rudd as they prepared for their ongoing Rock of Bust tour after he was initially arrested for reportedly hiring a hitman to kill an associate.
Continue reading: Phil Rudd: 'I Want My Place Back In Ac/dc'
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd plead not guilty to breaching his home detention sentence after he was arrested for drinking alcohol.
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has pleaded not guilty to breaching his home detention sentence.
The troubled musician was arrested for drinking alcohol last month but has insisted he did not break the terms of his sentence, eight days after he was given an eight-month home detention sentence for drug possession and making threats to kill.
A New Zealand judge has allowed the 61-year-old star to remain in home confinement on bail until a hearing on the breach in November, although could face harsher sanctions including jail time if he is found guilty.
Continue reading: AC/DC's Phil Rudd Pleads Not Guilty To Home Detention Breach
Angus Young has grown closer to his brother and AC/DC bandmate Malcolm since he was diagnosed with dementia.
Angus Young has grown closer to his brother Malcolm since he was diagnosed with dementia.
The 61-year-old rocker was forced to leave their group AC/DC earlier this year after being gripped by the condition - which causes memory loss and confusion - but his younger sibling and bandmate was ''surprised'' at how much he wanted to plan for the 'Back in Black' star before he was unable to continue.
Angus, 59, said: ''His symptoms started around the 'Black Ice Tour' [during 2008-2010] but he said he wanted to continue. I kept asking him if he wanted to go on and he did.
Continue reading: Angus And Malcolm Young Closer After Dementia Diagnosis
AC/DC rocker Angus Young admits Phil Rudd had been acting ''strangely'' before his arrest earlier this month.
Angus Young admits Phil Rudd had been acting ''strangely'' before his arrest.
The AC/DC drummer was arrested earlier this month and will appear in court on Thursday (27.11.14) to answer charges of making threats to kill and possession of illegal substances and his bandmate believes the musician had been having problems for some time.
Angus told Triple M's The Grill Team: ''He's in a strange place, in a strange situation
Continue reading: Phil Rudd Acted Strangely For Some Time
Rudd hit headlines across the globe earlier this month (Nov14) when he was arrested in New Zealand and accused of plotting to have two men killed.
The murder-for-hire accusation was dropped a day after his court appearance, but Rudd still faces charges of drug possession and threatening to kill.
Continue reading: Angus Young Compares Phil Rudd To Scarface
AC/DC's Malcolm Young - whose retirement from the rock band was announced on Wednesday (24.09.14) - is reportedly ''suffering from dementia''.
AC/DC's Malcolm Young is believed to be ''suffering from dementia''.
The 61-year-old guitarist and founding member of the rock band - whose retirement was announced last Wednesday (24.09.14) - has reportedly been admitted to Lulworth House, a full-time care home in Sydney.
Malcolm's wife, Linda, is believed to have made the decision to move him after the care he needed at home became too difficult.
Continue reading: AC/DC's Malcolm Young 'suffering From Dementia'
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'
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