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Brian Johnson returns to the stage since pulling out of AC/DC tour but he isn’t singing with AC/DC…

Last year, Brian Johnson suddenly pulled out of AC/DC tour due to his hearing loss during their “Rock Or Bust” tour to support their latest album. While Brian couldn’t finish the rest of Ac/DC tour, Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses took over on lead vocals.

Well after a long break of performing live, Brian is back performing on stage again. Ac/Dc is all done touring so Brian collaborated with Robert Plant and Paul Rodgers on stage at Oxford New Theater in the UK. Those guys are performing a cover of Barrett Strong’s, “Money (That’s What I Want)”.

Glad to see Brian singing again. I don’t know why some people don’t like the Brian Johnson era of AC/DC. I love AC/DC. I’ve been listening to them all my life. I love both eras Bon Scott and Brian.

I think Brian’s a great singer. Wonder what Brian plans to do next musically? I’m sure we’ll hear from him again on what his plans are. He’ll probably stick with Ac/Dc a little while longer. Their latest album, “Rock or Bust” came out in 2014, they could do another new album next year in 2018 hopefully. I’m sure he’ll still tour with Ac/Dc but he’ll be wearing these unique in-ear monitors so that the loud music won’t damage his ears even more.

I wish people would stop knocking Brian’s vocals. He’s one of the best rock & metal singers out there. Nobody can sing like him either. I know a lot of singers out there try to copy other singers vocal style but you can’t copy Brian’s style at all. I know there are plenty of Ac/Dc tribute bands out there but even they can’t match Brian’s style. Brian’s got a unique voice. When he starts singing, you know it’s him. He’s definitely a total original. That’s why I respect the hell out of him.

I’m the biggest AC/DC fan. Heard every album they did.

Kev

Video: I think Axl Rose is pretty damn good singing Ac/Dc songs, not too bad at all, really!

Ac/Dc performed their first live show with Axl Rose as frontman and here’s a few bootleg videos of their performance. Honestly, I think Axl is pretty damn good singing Ac/Dc songs. Axl must be a die-hard Ac/Dc fan, pretty obvious I would say. Watching the live bootleg videos of Ac/Dc, Axl definitely looks like he’s having a blast up there. Ac/Dc is probably the reason Axl started Guns N’ Roses so it must be a dream come true.

I don’t know what the critics are complaining about ’cause I think Axl is fine singing for Ac/Dc. I don’t see what the big deal is. Everybody is acting like Axl is going to be a full time member which he isn’t. It’s only temporary. Axl is just a fill-in for Brian. That’s all.

All bands do this. When their main members can’t make a show for whatever reason, they get replaced ’cause the show needs to go on, right? The same goes for Ac/Dc. Axl is like a substitute, that’s all he is.

I think Axl is pretty awesome singing for Ac/Dc, in my opinion. I’m a huge Ac/Dc fan too. Always have been since I was a young teenager. I’m a big fan of both the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson eras. It is possible that Axl Rose could one day become a full time member of Ac/Dc and if that happens, I wouldn’t mind ’cause Axl would make a good replacement and I mean that too.

Kev

Is it time for Ac/Dc to retire??? Sorry to say but they never will…

So Malcolm Young no longer plays in the band ’cause of his health and he got a replacement. Now Brian Johnson pulls out of the band temporarily to save his hearing loss and Brian got a replacement which is obviously Axl Rose. People are upset of the Axl Rose replacement. I’ve gotten into a facebook debate about this in the Guitar World forum and there’s a lot of interesting discussions about this.

I’ve read by some other people that some wants Ac/Dc to cancel the rest of the tour so Brian can heal and I’m like, huh? Seriously? That’s a dumb thought. For the rest of Ac/Dc’s tour which will be shows overseas, I’m sure all those concerts are sold out pretty much. Too many people bought tickets to those shows. If Ac/Dc cancelled or postponed their tour that would be wrong for the fans who paid their hard earned money to see them. That would be unprofessional for the band to do so the show must go on. Ac/Dc made it clear that they are committed to their fans.

I understand how fans are upset ’cause Brian Johnson is Ac/Dc but hey… replacements in rock bands happen all the time. It happens with most bands in the industry. Members in famous bands come and go. That’s the way it is. The way it always has been. On top of that… Ac/Dc had many lineup changes over the years too. It wasn’t always Brian, Angus, Malcolm and Phil in the band.

Fans are expecting Ac/Dc to retire since the band looks like it’s about to fall apart but trust me people… Ac/Dc will never give this up. They really love what they do and I tell ya right now, the band will keep rockin’ until they can’t do it anymore. They’ll keep playing until they’re dead. I mean, the Rolling Stones are still going so Ac/Dc should be able to continue too. Everybody wants to act like that Ac/Dc is just a band like the rest of them. Maybe part of that is true but keep in mind, guys that Ac/Dc is more than just a band. They’re an institution. They’re a brand name now. In other words the band is a business. Not just a rock band. Ac/Dc is the worlds most famous rock band.

People are picking on Axl for replacing Brian in Ac/Dc but hey can you blame Axl? I can’t. I mean it’s Ac/Dc. I can’t blame Axl for taking upon the opportunity ’cause you gotta be insane to turn down for singing the world’s biggest rock band.

Keep in mind that being in a band is not easy. There’s gonna be a lot of setbacks. There’s gonna be a lot of ups and downs. All bands go through it, even Ac/Dc. Not everything is gonna be perfect all the time. It’s just the way it is. I know some people say that Ac/Dc should hang it up but it isn’t happening. They’re an institution, they gotta keep it going.

I’m a huge Ac/Dc fan and I just streamed all of their records through Apple Music streaming last week. I love both the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson eras.

No matter what people say, I support Ac/Dc’s decision to continue on without the band’s iconic members. Like I said, the shows gotta go on… always.

Kev

Is Brian Johnson’s singing career in Ac/Dc just about over?

Brian Johnson of Ac/Dc just wrote an open letter to Ac/Dc fans through Guitar World’s website. Is Brian Johnson’s singing career just about over? Not entirely. He says he’s not retiring yet. Brian says he’s okay to sing in the studio but he won’t be able perform live on the stage for a while. Brian also admits that he may never be able to perform on stage at all depending on his hearing on whether or not it improves.

http://www.guitarworld.com/artist-news/brian-johnson-issues-statement-his-departure-acdc/29001

Sucks for Brian but I have a feeling that his singing career may be over for good but we’ll see, though.

I know how some people are upset that Ac/Dc continues on with Axl Rose but it’s only temporary. Axl is not in the band full time. Like they all say, the show’s gotta go on right? A lot of people want to be upset at Axl taking over lead vocals in Ac/Dc but I want to defend that a little bit.

I think Axl Rose is a good choice to sing for Ac/Dc. Axl is almost like a crossover of Bon Scott & Brian a little bit. If you listen to Guns N’ Roses cover Ac/DC in youtube, you would see that Axl is the perfect fit. I think Axl sings well for Ac/Dc, in my opinion so I think he should pull it off fine. Like I said, it’s only temporary. Axl is not a full time member. I’m sure the guys in Ac/Dc auditioned for other singers but they found that Axl was the perfect fit. Axl’s voice fits Ac/Dc, that’s just my opinion.

If Brian is forced to retire ’cause of his hearing loss, I think Axl would be a perfect replacement as a full time singer for Ac/Dc and I mean that too. Axl sounds great singing Ac/Dc, in my opinion.

Ac/Dc has always been one of my favorite rock bands and they still are. I love both Bon Scott and Brian.

Kev

Why Axl Rose fronting Ac/Dc would be a good idea…

So Brian Johnson is leaving Ac/Dc temporarily to save his hearing. Then word got out that Axl Rose is taking over as frontman/singer to finish off the rest of the Ac/Dc tour ’cause after all, the show needs to go on right? At first, I kept thinking that Axl Rose singing for Ac/Dc is just a phony rumor that got out and then a photo leaked to the internet of Axl leaving the band’s studio. It might turn out true after all.

http://news.iheart.com/articles/rock-news-104703/photos-show-axl-rose-at-same-14540194/

Some people are not liking the idea of Axl singing for Ac/Dc but I think it’s a good idea. Why? Guns N’ Roses covered a lot of Ac/Dc at their shows over the years and Axl actually sounds pretty good singing Ac/Dc songs. Listen to him below. I think Axl is the best guy to sing for Ac/Dc. I mean, Axl sounds like a modern day version of Bon Scott pretty much. Pretty close to it,I would say.

I take it that Ac/Dc is one of Axl’s favorite bands and Ac/Dc is one of Axl’s biggest influences. I can’t blame Axl for accepting the opportunity to sing for Ac/Dc ’cause it’s probably a dream come true for him so I congratulate Axl.

The news of Axl singing for Ac/Dc hasn’t been publicly confirmed yet but I’m sure it will be soon.

Kev

The Grammy’s thoughts…

Yes, I did watch the Grammy’s last night ’cause I had nothing else better to do and I watched the show just for laughs alone. Predictably most of it was a pretty bad show but I think this year’s was the worse but thankfully Ac/Dc saved it at the beginning of it. I’m glad they put Ac/Dc as the first performer, otherwise we would have to get struck through a bad show just to see them. Ac/Dc killed it as expected! The band played their own instruments… there was no miming and lip-syncing to a backing track. Ac/Dc can really play and Brian Johnsonw was really singing. You can tell the band was doing everything for real! I think it’s safe to say that Ac/Dc was the only good thing about last night’s show. Ac/Dc is real music there and the band showed the Grammy’s artists how to really perform live!

Anyway, most of the show last night was boring ’cause there were way too many live performances and less awards given. I mean, really? Most of the performances the artists performed slow ballads. I was bored to tears when Lady Gaga and Tony got up there.

I even hated Kanye West’s performance… all he did was stand on a light with smoke coming out of it and moving his arms around while lip-syncing to a backing track.

The Awards given to was laughable as usual except I was pretty surprised that Beck won for “Album of the Year” for his newest album, “Morning Phase”. I used to like Beck but not anymore. I stopped liking Beck after the “Odelay” album ’cause I liked his earlier stuff more when he was doing the folk music thing like all the stuff he did on the “Mellowgold” album, that’s the kind of Beck I wanna hear. Beck has gone a bit too pop, in my opinion but I’m still happy for him that he won, though. Beck winning is better than Beyonce winning.

One thing I was disgusted with last night’s Grammy’s was that they ended the show with a “Black History Month” kind of thing and they payed tribute to the movie, “Selma” and that little thug, Michael Brown. I mean, really? I think the only reason they did that ’cause it was their way of making liberals and the black community happy ’cause their Beyonce didn’t win, “Album of the Year”. The Grammy’s did that ’cause they didn’t want to anger Al Sharpton and the race baiters. It was proven over and over again, that Michael Brown was a criminal and thug… and they just honored him last night. Typical liberal Hollywood! Nothing new there.

I’m sure Al Sharpton and the racebaiters are gonna be pissed that Beyonce didn’t win “Album of the Year” but they need to get over themselves and they need to learn that the world doesn’t revolve around them, that’s not how life works, ya know?

Once again, Ac/Dc was the only good thing about last night’s show and I’m glad to see Chris Slade back in the band.

Kev

The Grammy’s finally starting to give rock music more respect? Ac/Dc set to perform award show on TV…

The Grammy Awards have always been dominated by pop, rap and country for many years. Last year’s Grammy’s they had Metallica & Lang Lang, Queens of the Stone Age, NIN perform on TV.

This year they are having Ac/Dc.

I hate the Grammy’s like most but it’s actually kind of cool that they are giving rock n’ roll more respect. Hopefully they don’t put Ac/Dc as the last performer where the Grammy’s would cut their performance at the end of the show like they did with NIN last year. I don’t think the Grammy’s would do that to Ac/Dc though… those guys are iconic rock legends and they don’t wanna disrespect them.

Congrats to Ac/Dc. Yeah, I love the band. Always did and I’ll be watching the Grammy’s just for their performance alone.

Kev

I agree with Ac/Dc headlining “Coachella” but not Drake and Jack White…

Man, I’m tired of Jack White headlining all the big festivals lately. I’m NOT a fan of the White Stripes or his solo career. Jack White is overrated as hell as I’ve never bought his music. Yet, another rapper headlining a festival.

I agree with Ac/Dc, though. Ac/Dc haven’t headlined a big festival in many years so I’m glad they’re getting the opportunity.

I used to appreciate and respect these big festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bamboozle, etc but they are becoming a joke lately. I am beginning to hate them all.

Kev

Edit to add: I meant to say that I wasn’t a fan of the White Stripes or Jack White’s solo stuff.

Ac/Dc’s “Rock Or Bust” is actually not a bad album, it’s pretty good…

A lot of people claim that Ac/Dc never changed their style over the years. Even the band themselves made that claim. I disagree. I listened to Ac/Dc’s  new album, “Rock Or Bust” earlier today and I was pretty impressed with the album. Despite Mal not playing guitar on it… the album is still good. Their style is a little bit different with their new guitarist, Stevie Young. I think the riffs are great and when I heard the album, I still felt that Mal was playing guitar on it even if he’s not in the line-up anymore sadly. The riffs are really great and catchy. This is Brian’s best singing and Angus’s guitar solo’s are badass as usual.

This album may sound a little too pop and every song sounds like a radio friendly single but it’s still a fun album. Not the best Ac/Dc album. In my opinion, “The Razor’s Edge” will always be the best Brian era album. Nothing will top that album. I only listened to “Rock Or Bust” album once today and I’ll have to listen to it a few more times. “Rock Or Bust” is still a pretty tight album and fun to listen to. I dug it.

Ac/Dc has always been one of those bands that you either love or hate but I love them. Always did. They are one of my top 10 favorite legendary bands other than Led Zep, The Allman Bros., The Doors, Metallica and The Clash.

“Rock Or Bust” is definitely a must listen.

Kev