Sunday, April 17, 2016

Thoughts On AXL/DC



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Late last night it was made official... that Axl Rose of Guns N Roses will be stepping in as the lead singer for the remainder of AC/DC's tour due to Brian Johnson having to step aside because he was in danger of losing his hearing...

While the rumors have been there the fact that it's happening speaks volumes... since Axl has been seemingly on a good-will crusade in recent months... with the GNR Reunion tour and now this.... a quick google search on this news  brings up another of reoccurring themes such as Brian Johnson saying or implying him having to stop performing wasn't exactly well received by the remaining members of the band... and there's a lot of speculation going on there from Jim Breuer feeling as if Johnson was kicked to the curb to Eddie Trunk having a larger than my gut feeling something is off about the whole deal.

Then there is Axl Rose himself... who I said seems to be a on a crusade lately, in squash the beef with Slash and Duff McKagen (probably after finally getting an idea of how much money he could make) and putting together a GNR reunion tour that kicked off at Coachella... with Angus Young of AC/DC also being there to join in the performance... hmmm talk about timing...

Now when it comes to Axl, I'm one of those fans who basically have been viewing him as a joke... in particular since that no-show incident in 2002 that over a decade later he blamed on Clear Channel, while claiming  that he was also 'sick'... as part of a half-backside apology combined with a lot of other usual antics, of either not-showing up, stopping a performance because of a heckler, or starting a show so late it forces the police and promoters to pull the plug on his performances to abide by curfew laws. So I wonder how long this association with AC/DC will last if he tries any of those stunts...

Performance wise... I think Axl/DC will be alright to get the band to finish their current tour, but since Angus Young wants to put out another album and do another tour.... if its done with Axl... it will be interesting to say if he has any input.

If you have your thoughts regarding Axl Rose pairing up with AC/DC to form Axl/DC... leave them in the comments section below. Be sure to subscribe to my channel, follow me on twitter @FredCasden and drop by the blog at www.fredcasdensbasement.com.

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