Thursday, November 12, 2020

AC/DC singer respects job Axl Rose did fronting band in his absence

AC/DC singer Brian Johnson say he respects the job Axl Rose did fronting the band during his absence from the group’s “Rock Or Bust” tour in 2016.

The Guns N’ Roses rocker stepped in to help the group complete the final dates of the trek in Europe and North America following a period when Johnson was having issues hearing his bandmates on stage and left the tour after being advised by doctors that he was risking total hearing loss.

"He jumped into a tough, tough vocalist gig," Johnson tells Ultimate Classic Rock. "You’ve got to be on top of your game for that. There’s not many resting places. You’ve really got to go in full chop, all of the time. And for him to do that at such short notice was pretty fantastic. I’ve got a lot of respect for what he did, you know. A lot of respect."

Following his exit from the road, Johnson revealed that his issues began while racing at the 2008 Watkins Glen International when he suffered a punctured left ear drum after forgetting to put his ear plugs in during the event.

The singer has been working with the inventor of in-ear monitors, Asius Technologies founder Stephen Ambrose, to find a technical solution that would allow him to return to performing, and he appears ready to do so in support of AC/DC’s new album, “Power Up”, which sees its release on November 13. See also:

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