A representative of the group has confirmed that after all this talk Axl Rose is the replacement singer for Brian Johnson in AC/DC. Through Rose being photographed leaving a rehearsal studio with the band, Malcom Young’s son posting a statement on Facebook and various other ‘rumoresque’ things- the speculation of Axl Rose joining AC/DC has been a couple months in the making. Below is a statement from the group:
“AC/DC band members would like to thank Brian Johnson for his contributions and dedication to the band throughout the years…We wish him all the best with his hearing issues and future ventures. As much as we want this tour to end as it started, we understand, respect and support Brian’s decision to stop touring and save his hearing. We are dedicated to fulfilling the remainder of our touring commitments to everyone that has supported us over the years, and are fortunate that Axl Rose has kindly offered his support to help us fulfill this commitment.”
Although what is actually going on with Brian Johnson and his hearing is still unknown, we do hope he is doing okay and that an official statement regarding him and his health will be released soon.