Thursday, December 22, 2016
As part of the 2016 hennemusic Rock News Awards, the site is counting down the Top 10 Rock News stories of the past year.
Finalists for the 7th annual hennemusic Rock News Awards are chosen by readers: winners are determined by the combined total page views of the top 50 hennemusic rock news stories of the past twelve months.
Today we unveil the No. 1 hennemusic Rock News Story Of The Year!
2016 Rock News Story Of The Year – Top 10
10 – THE EAGLES
09 – AC/DC
08 – TRIUMPH
07 – BLACK SABBATH
06 – VAN HALEN
05 – CHEAP TRICK
04 – AC/DC
03 – RAINBOW
02 – AC/DC
Rock News Story Of The Year No. 1: AC/DC
In April, longtime AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson issued his first public statement following news that the group had hired Axl Rose to finish out the band’s 2016 Rock Or Bust tour dates.
Johnson had been advised by doctors to stop performing immediately or risk total hearing loss.
“As many AC/DC fans know,” writes Johnson, “the remaining shows for the 2016 AC/DC Rock or Bust World Tour, including 10 postponed U.S. shows, are being rescheduled with a guest singer.
"I want personally to explain the reason because I don’t believe the earlier press releases sufficiently set out what I wanted to say to our fans or the way in which I thought it should be presented.”
Check out the No. 1 hennemusic story of 2016 on AC/DC here.
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