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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.
The Guns 'N' Roses frontman is reportedly poised to replace Brian Johnson as the AC/DC 'Rock Or Bust' tour resumes.
With their lead singer Brian Johnson sidelined with immediate effect because of his hearing problems, AC/DC are now reportedly considering inviting Guns ‘N’ Roses’ frontman Axl Rose to step in and provide lead vocals when their North American tour resumes.
In a report by Alternative Nation, a radio DJ from Atlanta named Jason Bailey claims that a “very very good source” has told him that the legendary rockers will recruit the controversial Gunners singer Rose for the remainder of their North American tour dates, having flown him to the US city to audition with them.
Axl Rose performing with Guns 'n' Roses in London, 2012
Continue reading: Is Axl Rose Set To Front AC/DC?
Earlier this month, AC/DC were forced to postpone the rest of their North American tour after Brian Johnson was warned he was going deaf.
Following the diagnosis of serious hearing problems that have forced him to leave their Rock Or Bust tour of North America with immediate effect, AC/DC’s former lead singer Brian Johnson reportedly feels “betrayed” by his bandmates’ handling of the situation.
The heavy rock gods cancelled and are re-arranging the remaining 10 shows of their current American tour, after 68 year old Johnson was told by doctors that he would go permanently deaf if he kept performing with them.
Now, Johnson has reportedly told his close friend, American comedian Jim Breuer, that he feels let down and frozen out by his bandmates and believes that his successor has already been chosen.
Doctors have warned lead singer Johnson that he risks losing his hearing completely if he carries on touring with the rock legends.
AC/DC have been forced to immediately postpone the latest leg of their 'Rock Or Bust Tour' in North America after it was revealed that lead singer Brian Johnson is on the verge of permanently losing his hearing.
The legendary rock group’s shows in the U.S. from March 4th in Atlanta until April 8th in New York have been delayed and will be rescheduled for later in 2016, after the band released a statement to the press saying that 68 year old Johnson had been “advised by doctors to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss.”
Whenever the ten shows in question are eventually re-arranged, they will “likely [be] with a guest vocalist”, prompting concerns that Johnson may be effectively forced into retirement as he battles this health problem.
When Gerry Anderson began his filmmaking career in the 60s, he was approached to create a children's television show using puppets. With everyone's minds on the likes of 'Andy Pandy' and 'The Flower Pot Men', it was understandable that his ambitious team were reluctant to emulate that. Instead, Gerry, alongside his wife Sylvia, created Supermarionation and embarked on a pioneering marionette project releasing incredible shows such as 'Thunderbirds', 'Captain Scarlet' and 'Stingray' using basic model set ups, sound effects and pyrotechnics which turned what could've been more monotonous programs into an action-packed, thrilling adventures. They helped to change the way children's shows were seen and made, and even managed to bring their impressive creations to the big screen. Supermarionation was without a doubt one of the biggest saviours of animated television and now those original creators return to their roots to explore the impact of their work.
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Much has been written about AC/DC breaking up recently. Don't worry, they aren't.
Finally, after three whole days of unchecked speculation online, AC/DC have spoken out about their rumored split. Frontman Brian Johnson spoke to the telegraph earlier this week and now the band have released an official statement. The statement mostly concerns guitarist Malcolm Young, whose ill health is forcing him into an indefinite hiatus. AC/DC as an entity, however, are still active and will continue to tour and perform without interruption.
AC/DC will continue to perform, with Young out of the picture indefinitely.
“After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health,” the Facebook post begins. “Malcolm would like to thank the group’s diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support.”
Continue reading: AC/DC Aren't Retiring After All, It's Just One Band Member
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.
Billy Joel teamed up with AC/DC's Brian Johnson in New York City.
In a frankly unusual live collaboration, singer-songwriter Billy Joel was joined on-stage by AC/DC's Brian Johnson at Madison Square Garden on Friday evening (March 21, 2014). The pair rocked a version of the band's classic single 'You Shook Me All Night Long'.
Billy Joel Performing in Florida
Joel - who was playing to a packed arena of his own fans - introduced Johnson about halfway through the set, citing AC/DC as one of the best bands he'd see live. The MSG crowd erupted during the few seconds of the rock anthem, reports the Associated Press.
Continue reading: Billy Joel And AC/DC. 'You Shook Me All Night Long'. It Happened.
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A message from Brenda and Brian Johnson https://t.co/XzoFf4u2du
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Our thoughts are with the people of Paris. https://t.co/GzQRJcS8bs
From today's paper in Sydney, Brian sound checking at ANZ Stadium wearing his Cars That Rock Cap!! https://t.co/N6VxXfMNOn
BACK IN STOCK Cars That Rock series 1 DVD (Signed) & Cars That Rock hardcover book (Signed) https://t.co/utVYQbVN2j
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Wembley - a fantastic night ... https://t.co/ZVZIX4XuLo | Gig review: http://t.co/6dpT8KT23m http://t.co/vh9tAaoThz
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Brian meets Javier Bardem in Madrid... wearing his Cars That Rock cap - get yours today: http://t.co/HKnZRckexJ http://t.co/qUCgYXCOks
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