Yes, the rumours were true, after all. Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose will be fronting AC/DC when the Rock Or Bust tour resumes. Rose was seen exiting the same Atlanta rehearsal studio as the band. Today, the Aussies released an official statement confirming that Axl Rose will join them on vocals on their European tour and then also on the rescheduled U.S. shows.
The latest rumour involving Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose turned out to be true. The Guns N' Rosesreunion is happening and there are shows announced already. However, there is a new rumour involving Axl Rose and this time it is linked with AC/DC. As you know, the hard rock legends postponed their U.S. tour as singer, Brian Johnson, has been advised by doctors to stop touring or risk total hearing loss. TMZ has now published photos of the Guns N' Roses frontman and the AC/DC band members leaving the same Atlanta rehearsal studio, fueling speculation that he will tour with the band.
Bad news for AC/DC fans who were planning on seeing them live in the upcoming weeks and also for their frontman. The band has been forced to reschedule the 10 upcoming dates on the U.S. leg of their Rock Or Bust World Tour. AC/DC's lead singer, Brian Johnson, has been advised by doctors to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss. Today's show in Atlanta through Madison Square Garden in New York, NY in early April will be made up later in the year, likely with a guest vocalist.
AC/DC are about to hit the road in the U.S. soon and they have filed a lawsuit to get a judge's order that it can use to direct federal marshals, and authorize local and state police and agents hired by the company to seize bootleg T-shirts and similar items during the band's upcoming U.S. tour, according to TMZ.
Legendary Australian rockers AC/DC will embark on the next leg of their Rock or Bust World Tour in February. The 20-show trek kicks off February 2nd in Tacoma, Washington and concludes on April 4th at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The American Tour date announcement comes after a massive year for the band, with them kicking off the 57th annual Grammy Awards, headlining at Coachella, and completing 28 shows in Europe, 14 shows in North America and 11 shows in Australia/New Zealand.
Australian hard rockers AC/DC faced various technical problems in a Wellington, New Zealand concert last night. Fans were left "thunderstruck" after the band was forced from the stage at Westpac Stadium because of technical problems caused by strong winds and rain. The band had played just two songs before being forced from the stage and returned almost an hour later. Local promoter Sandra Roberts said the band stopped the show while power problems affecting the sound quality were fixed.
The band was off stage for more than 30 minutes, leaving a crowd of about 30,000 fans waiting in wet and windy weather conditions. Roberts said the band had been eager to return to the stage as soon as they could. Wild Wellington weather was almost certainly the cause of the electrical fault, she said.
UPDATE: Now we know why drummer Phil Rudd was arrested again. He has been remanded on bail after being caught allegedly consuming and possessing alcohol while on home detention. The 61-year-old drummer appeared in Tauranga District Court over a breach in conditions of an eight-month home detention sentence handed down to him this month. Rudd is expected to return to court on August 3rd to answer the latest charge.
Phil Rudd, drummer of AC/DC, now has an official sentence for threatening to kill and drug possession charges. While not being sentenced to jail, he must serve eight months of home detention. Judge Ingram told Rudd he would end up behind bars if he breached any of the conditions of his sentence, which includes 24-hour monitoring at his waterfront home.
AC/DC have announced two New Zealand tour dates but Tauranga-based drummer Phil Rudd will not be playing with the band. Tour manager Garry Van Egmond confirmed Rudd would not be playing in any of the New Zealand concerts. Drummer Chris Slade will be behind the kit.
AC/DC are currently performing with Chris Slade as their drummer since Phil Rudd is involved in a Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap case. Well, Rudd, 60, has pleaded guilty in Tauranga District Court to one charge of threatening to kill, as well as possession of cannabis and methamphetamine - charges he had earlier pleaded not guilty to. A second threatening to kill charge was withdrawn, according to The New Zealand Herald. The record shows that Rudd made calls to a colleague asking to have his former assistant "taken out."
Australian rockers AC/DC haven't stopped since they released their new album Rock Or Bust and today they have unveiled a new video for the tune "Rock The Blues Away". You can see it on the YouTube player below. The band will have a busy next few months as well with tour dates scheduled for Europe in May, June and July and later in North America.
North American dates for AC/DC's Rock Or Bust world tour have been announced. The North American dates kick off on August 22nd in Foxborough, MA at Gillette Stadium and run through September 28th in Los Angeles, CA at Dodger Stadium. Previously announced European dates on the Rock Or Bust world tour begin on May 5th in The Netherlands and run through late July. Check out the new shows confirmed by the band below.
After much speculation, drummer Chris Slade has confirmed his return to hard rockers AC/DC. He will perform with the band at the Grammy Awards today at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California and on the upcoming Rock Or Bust tour. The former drummer of the band fills the vacancy created by Phil Rudd's ongoing legal battles.
According to Billboard.com, late AC/DC singer Bon Scott will be the subject of a new documentary due sometime in 2015, titled Looking For Bon, which will explore Scott's life from 1970 to 1974. Narrated by David O'Hara ("The Tudors", "The Departed"), the film will be followed by a Bon Scott biopic, based on a script written by late Australian music pioneer Vince Lovegrove (who shared vocals with Scott in The Valentines in the '60s) and Angela Anagnostopoulos, focusing on Bon's years in AC/DC.
The first dates of AC/DC's Rock Or Bust World Tour 2015 have been revealed. If you want to check out the rockers live and hear songs from the new album Rock Or Bust as well as old classics, see the dates below. The band will stop by Germany, Spain, Poland, Finland, France, Scotland, Denmark, Sweden, Italy and more.