Sunday, July 30, 2017

VIDEO: Axl Rose rocks AC/DC classic with Billy Joel in Minneapolis

Axl Rose performed the AC/DC classic, “Highway To Hell”, with Billy Joel during the singer’s July 28 date at Target Field In Minneapolis, MN and fan-filmed video from the event has surfaced online.

Joel welcomed the Guns N’ Roses rocker to the stage late in his main set for the 1979 track, which Rose delivered regularly while on tour last year with AC/DC in the absence of long time frontman Brian Johnson.

“I ain’t a frontman, I’m a piano player,” Joel told the crowd. “I’m going to bring on a friend of mine … gonna do this next song with us. You probably know this song. Please welcome Axl Rose.”

Rose returned during the encore to join Joel on his 1978 hit, “Big Shot.”

The Guns N’ Roses leader was in the city ahead of a July 30 show with the band at the U.S. Bank Stadium as part of the newly-launched North American summer leg of their Not In This Lifetime tour, which opened in St. Louis, MO on July 27.

The Minneapolis date marked the second time this year that Rose has teamed up with Joel, following a May 13 appearance at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

Rose made global headlines last year when he joined AC/DC for shows in Europe and the US after longtime vocalist Brian Johnson was sidelined from touring on the advice of doctors due to hearing loss issues.

The rocker has hinted about doing more work with AC/DC moving forward while the status of his and Johnson’s involvement with the group remains unknown.

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