Back in 2016, Axl Rose took over Brian Johnson’s vocal duties as the iconic frontman was forced to quit touring due to hearing loss.
Whilst the collaboration was initially met with mixed reviews, confusion and even feelings of betrayal, fans eventually came around to the idea of hearing their favourite tracks growled and sometimes squawked by the Guns N Roses lifer.
Whilst GNR will embark on a European tour this summer, AC/CD biographer Murray Engleheart basically confirmed in a Facebook post that the band will continue to build on their ever-growing legacy, with Axl Rose jumping on vocal duties for a new album and continue to tour with them.
“Speculate all you want but I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: AC/DC will continue with Axl on vocals – new album, touring, the whole nine yards. What was a massive gamble by Angus turned out to be an equally enormous triumph that has set the scene for the future.”
As picked up by Consequence Of Sound, a similar story was reported by Brazilian journalist Jose Norberto Flesch who said, “Angus Young will not retire and will continue with the band. He will hire new musicians, and Axl Rose will continue as vocalist. Axl and Angus are also rumored to want to record new AC/DC material following Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Not In This Lifetime’ world tour.”
AC/DC’s last release was 2014’s Rock Or Bust that landed that number one chart position in 12 countries, including Australia.