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Axl Rose To Join AC/DC?

First it’s a Guns N’ Roses reunion, now he is fronting AC/DC. Is Axl Rose trying to claim the title of “hardest working man in show business”?

AC/DC halted a tour this month and said they would likely hire a guest vocalist as 68-year-old frontman Brian Johnson was at risk of completely losing his hearing if he kept performing.

A radio host in Atlanta, where AC/DC stopped its tour, said that he had spotted Rose in the city and that he was practicing with the band. “It’s all but a done deal that Axl will front AC/DC for the 10 remaining shows” in the United States, host Jason Bailey said on his show on rock station WNNX.

Johnson, known for his punishingly harsh vocal style, has reportedly voiced dismay at his swift departure from AC/DC.

Comedian and radio host Jim Breuer recently said he met with Johnson who felt “kicked to the curb” by his bandmates as he believed his hearing issues were not as serious as announced. Johnson joined AC/DC in 1980 after singer Bon Scott died following a night of heavy drinking. His first work with the band, “Back in Black,” remains one of the top-selling albums of all time.

AC/DC’s PR replied to NME’s request for a comment, saying: “Nothing official to announce. Will update you if that changes.”

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