Thursday, May 5, 2016

AC/DC release first photo of Axl Rose lineup

Photo: Roger Sargent

AC/DC have released the first photo of the band’s 2016 touring lineup featuring Axl Rose.

Last month, the Australian rockers announced Rose will handle vocal duties for their remaining Rock Or Bust dates in place of Brian Johnson after he was advised by doctors to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss.

Following the band’s news regarding Rose’s involvement, Johnson issued his own statement regarding his status with the group while confirming the severity of his health issue.

Rose will make his AC/DC debut this Saturday, May 7 in Lisbon, Portugal, the first of a 12-show run across Europe.

Leaked audio from rehearsals in the city has surfaced this week, including versions of three full songs“Hells Bells”, “Hell Ain’t a Bad Place To Be” and “Back In Black”and snippets of the group playing “Thunderstruck” and “Shoot To Thrill” as captured by fans outside a rehearsal facility.

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