Thursday, May 26, 2016
AC/DC guitarist Angus Young says the band is thrilled with Axl Rose’s performances and offers his thoughts on a possible future with the singer as the group reaches the halfway mark of their spring tour of Europe.
"He's doing very well,” Young tells Germany’s NDR.de. “I mean, under the situation that we had, it was very good that he volunteered and said, 'Hey, if I can help, let me try.' So he's been very good. And he had to learn a lot of songs very quickly, and he's done a great job."
"He’s done a fabulous job,” says bassist Cliff Williams. “And he's almost out of his chair now. He's mobile, and he's enjoying himself. It's been really good."
"His leg's repairing,” adds Angus, “so each show we've been doing he's been getting up and moving around a lot more. So it adds more to the show."
AC/DC launched the spring tour with Rose in Lisbon, Portugal on May 7 to rave reviews worldwide.
The Guns N’ Roses leader offered to assist the band after Brian Johnson was forced to step aside from live performances in March on the advice of doctors in order to prevent further damage to his hearing.
Rose is on board for AC/DC’s 13-date European spring tour and will rejoin the band sometime later this year for the to-be-rescheduled US Rock Or Bust dates.
As for Rose’s possible future with AC/DC beyond 2016, Angus says “We were committed to finishing this tour, so that's been our main goal. And Axl helping us....I know he's very excited; he keeps saying, can he do more?
“But we don't really know at the end how we will go from here. But we wanna get this tour, which we were committed to doing, we wanted to finish what we started."
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