Monday, December 19, 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.
The 2016 hennemusic Rock News Awards winners will be announced on Thursday, December 22.
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
Rock News Story Of The Year No. 4: AC/DC
Axl Rose performed his first show with AC/DC in Lisbon, Portugal on May 7, and video from his debut surfaced online.
Rose fronted the Australian rockers on the opening night of the European leg of the 2016 Rock Or Bust tour in place of Brian Johnson, who stepped aside in March on the advice of doctors in order to prevent further damage to his hearing, which guitarist Angus Young revealed had been an issue from the start of the world tour last year.
AC/DC and Rose pounded through a 22-song show at Passeio Maritimo de Algés that featured most of the tour’s standard setlist, with two new adds from 1978’s “Powerage”, including “Rock ‘n’ Roll Damnation” (first time since 2003) and “Riff Raff” (last performed in 1996).
Check out the No. 4 hennemusic story of 2016 on AC/DC here.
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