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The Guns ’n’ Roses singer is filling in for departed frontman Brian Johnson.
AC/DC have confirmed that Guns N' Roses' singer Axl Rose will be fronting the band for the remaining dates on their latest world tour. Rose has recently reunited with his former Guns 'n' Roses bandmates Slash and Duff McKagan for a string of gigs including a headline slot at this weekend’s Coachella festival.
Axl Rose will front AC/DC for the reminder of their tour dates.
In a statement AC/DC said: "AC/DC band members would like to thank Brian Johnson for his contributions and dedication to the band over the years. As much as we want this tour to end as it started, we support Brian's decision to save his hearing. “
Continue reading: Axl Rose To Front AC/DC For Remaining Tour Dates
Phil Rudd was left off a press image of AC/DC last month.
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd, 60, has been arrested in New Zealand and charged with ordering the murder of two men. A member of the Taurango Central division of New Zealand Police confirmed the arrested though did not provide any further details. According to Stuff, Rudd was also charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of cannabis and threatening to kill.
Phil Rudd did not appear on a press image of AC/DC released last month
The legendary band's long-time drummer appeared in court on Thursday afternoon and was released on bail shortly afterwards. He is due back for a hearing in three weeks, when a trial date could be set.
Continue reading: AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Accused Of Ordering Murder On Two Men
A family member has confirmed that the Aussi rock band's co-founder has been forced to retire due to being diagnosed with dementia, his nephew Stevie Young will become the new rhythm guitarist.
Since AC/DC announced that the band's co-founder Malcolm Young will be leaving indefinitely due to unspecified health reasons, after a career spanning over four decades as the rhythm guitarist, many fans of the Aussi rock group have speculated on the nature of his illness.
Malcolm Young [L] with the rest of AC/DC
Earlier last week, new reports surfaced that claimed Young was forced to call time on his rock career because he is suffering with dementia and has moved into full-time care in a nursing home facility, this unfortunate diagnosis has now been confirmed by one of the musician's family members.
The co-founder of Australia's most successful rock group reportedly retired after moving in full-time care in a nursing home due to suffering from dementia.
Only one day ago it was announced that the co-founder of Australia's most successful rock groups, AC/DC, Malcolm Young, has officially retired after a career spanning over four decades as the rhythm guitarist.
Malcolm Young [L] with the rest of AC/DC
In April, the 61 year-old musician initially left AC/DC because he was struggling with an undisclosed illness, and the they asked that people respect the privacy of Malcolm and his family at this difficult time.
Continue reading: Malcolm Young Reportedly Left AC/DC Due To Suffering From Dementia
Malcolm Young has left AC/DC.
One of the founding members of AC/DC, Malcolm Young, has announced he is leaving the band due to poor health. The exact nature of Young's illness has not been confirmed, but in a statement on the band's website they asked that people respect the privacy of Malcolm and his family at this difficult time.
Malcolm (Far Left) has been a member of the band since it was founded in 1973
The elder brother of the band's lead guitarist Angus Young, Malcolm was a founding member of the Australian rock band and played rhythm guitar for the group for a staggering forty years. It was announced that he would be taking a break from the band in April of this year, but now it seems his health problems are more serious than originally thought.
Continue reading: Malcolm Young Leaves AC/DC Due To Poor Health
The co-founder and rhythm guitarist of the iconic rock band will taking an extended period of time off from performing due to "ill health."
Guitarist Malcolm Young, who is co-founder of the iconic rock group, is taking time off from AC/DC to focus on his health. The Australian rockers made the announcement on their band's Facebook page Wednesday (April 16th), but no further details were given.
AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young (far left) is leaving the band due to health issues
"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 statement read.
Continue reading: Malcolm Young Taking Break From AC/DC Due To Health Issues
The iconic rock band's founding member Malcolm Young is allegedly seriously ill, and the Australian media is reporting that they may retire because of this.
The iconic rock & roll band, AD/DC, could be close to calling it a day very soon. The Australian rockers, who have been on top of the rock music world for the past 4 decades, have been surrounded by rumors that claim they are on the verge of retiring.
Rumors claim AC/DC are about to retire
Allegedly the band's founding member, guitarist Malcolm Young, is suffering from ongoing health issues.
Continue reading: AC/DC Verging Towards Retirement Amidst Health Concerns
Since 1973, the Grammys have been inducting particular recordings that have stood the test of time into their hall of fame. The list doesn't only include music and one of the most famous hall of famers in there is Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have A Dream' speech. The institution have just released a few of the artists and tracks that will be included in the hall of fame for 2013 on their home website.
Included in the list are James Brown, Bob Dylan, Carlos Gardel, Buck Owens, Richard Pryor, Little Richard, Paul McCartney & The Wings, and Billy Joel. Neil Portnow, the President and CEO of the Recording Academy spoke of next year's importance. "With the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame celebrating 40 years, it's especially important to note that these entries continue the tradition of inducting a wide variety of recordings that have inspired and influenced both fans and music makers for generations," he said. "Memorable for being both culturally and historically significant, we are proud to add them to our growing catalog of outstanding recordings that have become part of our musical, social, and cultural history."
There are a couple of tracks in this years list of 27 entrants that are surprising, if only that it's take 40 years for them to make the cut. Frank Sinatra's 'New York, New York' will be in the hall of fame as of next year, though surely its iconographic status had already more proven its worth. AC/DC's 'Back in Black' also appears in the list. Perhaps to pay tribute to a great figure in music, Whitney Houston's self titled album will also be inducted, marking the further great achievements and talents from all over the world, and rounding off a great 40 years of the Grammy hall of fame.
"Maybe I'm just being old-fashioned, but this iTunes, God bless 'em, it's going to kill music if they're not careful.” The words of AC/DC’s Brian Johnson to Reuters a month ago. How we praised these noble Australian rockers and their decision not to allow iTunes to sell their latest album Black Ice, what a man of conviction that BJ was.
Well, er, turns out he’s not quite as stoic in his views as we might’ve been led to believe. The BBC have announced that the group’s 16 studio albums, four live albums and three compilations are now available to buy on iTunes following the band coming to an agreement with Apple over the distribution of their music. Oh well that’s that then.
"It just worries me. And I'm sure they're just doing it all in the interest of making as much...cash as possible. Let's put it this way, it's certainly not for the...love, let's get that out of the way, right away”. No, that isn’t what someone was saying about AC/DC’s decision to finally sign with Apple – though it could well be – it’s in fact Johnson, again, uttering his worries about iTunes. Words that’s meaning has now disappeared like dust in the wind.
Continue reading: U-Turn For AC/DC Over ITunes Snub; Is Nothing Sacred?
AC/DC - one of the biggest bands to resist the transition into the digital age of music - have allowed their entire back catalogue of rock music to be sold by e-distribution giants Apple, via iTunes.
"AC/DC's thunderous and primal rock and roll has excited fans for generations with their raw and rebellious brand of music, which also resonates with millions of new fans discovering AC/DC everyday," Columbia Records and Apple, said in a statement announcing the deal, Reuters reports. "Their growing legion of fans will now experience the intensity of AC/DC's music in a way that has never been heard before," they added. Fans will be able to buy the whole lot - studio albums, live recordings and compilations - for £99.99. Alternatively, if you don't want the extra bit, and just fancy the 16 studio albums, they'll be available in a download bundle for £79.99, meaning each album will cost less than £5.
Other huge acts like The Beatles and Led Zeppelin had previously resisted Apple in their quest to distribute music via their hugely popular iTunes format. This was largely to do with business clashes between Apple Records, part of Apple Corps (started by the Beatles) and Apple Computers in the case of The Beatles, and Atlantic Records in the case of Led Zeppelin, but, like AC/DC, Apple eventually came to agreements with both bands, and their respective record companies, to allow their music to be sold by them.
AC DC - Brian Johnson Toronto, Canada - AC/DC performing the 'Black Ice World Tour' at Rogers Centre Friday 9th January 2009
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