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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last night, the Guns N’ Roses official facebook finally confirmed their reunion and their return will be for “Coachella”. Axl himself confirmed it on his official twitter page as well. Slash and Duff McKagan also confirmed that they will definitely take part in the lineup for “Coachella”.
For the Guns N’ Roses new lineup, who is gonna be the drummer and the second guitar player? It’s looking like that Izzy and Steven are both out. Matt Sorum is out too. So the drummer is probably gonna end up being Frank Ferrer and the second guitarist is probably gonna be Richard Fortus both who were part of the previous lineup. It’s still a reunion since Axl, Duff and Slash are coming back.
Some people may not care for Guns N’ Roses anymore and they only cared for Gn’R ten years ago but give it time, y’all. I’m sure the reunited Gn’R will put on a killer set at Coachella and they will blow people’s minds again like they used to do. The reunited Guns N’ Roses will be like a bit of a throwback, a blast from the past kind of thing and that’s what it’s all about, y’all! A celebration of the Guns N’ Roses legacy. It’s gonna be a great set and I hope they stream it live on the internet so I can watch it.
So Guns N’ Roses is set to headline “Coachella” this year. We all know that Slash, Axl and the guys will play all of the band’s singles and hit songs. Like I said before, I hope they throw in some non-hits in there as well.
I also have a feeling that when the reunited Gn’R finishes their set, the audience is never gonna let them leave the stage so there’s probably gonna be a lot of “encores”.
Here’s what the Guns N’ Roses “Coachella” set is gonna look like, I’ll list all the songs in no particular order:
Welcome To the Jungle
Sweet Child O’ Mine
Knocking On Heaven’s Door
You Could Be Mine
It’s So Easy
Live and Let Die
Pretty Tied UP
Dust N’ Bones
Sympathy For The Devil (Stones cover)
And maybe they’ll throw in a brand new song or two we haven’t heard before.
I’m pretty sure it’s gonna be a killer set and will be interesting to hear what their set will sound like in LCD Surround Sound.
Now that Slash and possibly other original members are coming back to GN’R for a headlining slot at “Coachella”, what will they play on the night of the show? Obviously, they’re gonna play all of their greatest hits. I would think they would play all the hits that Slash played on. I can see them playing songs from all Gn’R albums that night. They’ll play songs from the “Appetite” album, “GN’R Lies”, “Use Your Illusion I and II” and “The Spaghetti Incident?”. While I’m sure the band is gonna play all their hits, I hope they throw in some obscure songs from their albums aka songs that are not hits.
Will they play anything off of “Chinese Democracy”??? I don’t think so ’cause Slash didn’t play on that album. This show at Coachella is gonna be a big celebration of the original GN’R.
Regardless of who’s gonna be part of the lineup, I’m sure they’re gonna put on one sick show now that Slash is coming back finally. Trust me on that. Axl may not be as good of a singer anymore but I’m sure he’ll improve before the show ’cause he’s not gonna wanna disappoint the fans at all. It’s gonna be a great show I’m sure. Slash has always been one of my favorite guitarists of all time.
I’m sure they’re gonna stream the show live on the internet so I can’t wait to watch it. Hopefully they won’t make you pay to watch it. I’m a GN’R fan myself but only the original Gn’R. I never cared for the other guitarists. The other guitarists seemed like a GN’R tribute band to me. I’m glad the original guys are making a comeback finally.
So the original Guns N’ Roses is possibly gonna come out of retirement and make a big comeback for possible tour & new album. Could all that be a huge success? I would say so. Guns N’ Roses may have had many different lineup changes over the years but think about why Gn’R went to being a best selling arena band going back to playing the smaller clubs with the new lineups? The other eras of Guns N’ Roses weren’t as popular. I’m talking about the other guitarists that GN’R had in the 2000’s eras: Buckethead, Bumblefoot, Robin Finck and DJ Ashba. “Chinese Democracy” may have been a best selling album at the time it came out but still wasn’t a no. 1 record. Nobody really cares for the other Gn’R guitarists. The only reason people went to their shows anyways is ’cause people wanted to hear all their greatest hits.
I would think an original Gn’R tour would be very successful ’cause people prefers to hear Gn’R songs played by the original guys. The original guys who wrote all the hits: “Welcome to the Jungle”, “Sweet Child O’ Mine”, “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door”, “November Rain”, “Live and Let Die”, etc. People would rather hear all those songs by Slash, Duff, Izzy and Steven. So if they’re serious on a reunion tour, hopefully they’ll be playing those large arenas instead of small clubs and smaller theaters. Only Slash and the guys can play those songs well. That’s what the people want.
Axl singing “Sweet Child O’ Mine” without Slash playing that classic opening riff just doesn’t work. That song is only listenable when Slash is playing guitar on it. That’s what everybody wants to hear. This is why everyone wants the reunion to happen.
It could be a big selling tour for sure as I’m sure all the shows will sell out fast. It could make Axl Rose rich as hell again. They could become a mainstream band again for sure.
When the tour happens, hopefully they can play all the shows successfully without feuding again ’cause you never know they could start fighting again when they get back together. It could happen but we’ll see how it goes. Hopefully Axl will leave his ego at the door this time.
Will the original Guns N’ Roses lineup from the old days reunite for a tour and possible new album? I see a tour is a possibility but a new album with original lineup? We’ll wait and see on the new album. Will the original guys Axl, Slash, Duff, Izzy and Steven come back?
If they are coming back, I don’t know if I’ll be all that thrilled to be honest with ya. Yeah, I’ve always been a GN’R fan myself but honestly, I don’t think Axl can sing anymore. I mean, listen to all the recent Gn’R performances in youtube and you would hear that Axl sounds horrible when he sings. He doesn’t have the powerful voice like he used to have. Most GN’R fans agree that he’s terrible on the singing.
In the two videos below, I’ll post an older live GN’R performance and a newer performance of Axl singing so I can show you the difference. See how much he changed in his singing. I think he lost the head voice is what happened. He sings way off pitch and he’s just terrible. He’s not a good live singer like he used to be.
Other than that, it would still be cool to see Axl and Slash bury the hatchet.
It seems that Slash and Axl Rose have buried the hatchet. The two guys started talking again after feuding with each after all these years. So does this mean there will be a Guns N’ Roses reunion with its original members? I don’t think it’ll happen but I can see Slash and Axl doing something musical together though. Maybe Slash will have Axl sing a song on his next solo album or something?
Only thing though, Axl Rose can’t really sing anymore like he used to. He used to be a phenomenal singer in the past but I believe Axl lost his great singing voice he once had. He can’t sing for shit. Listen to Axl with Gn’R in the video below. He’s not a strong singer anymore like he once was. His voice is terrible now. I’ll agree with some that he can’t sing anymore.