For the past 20 years, AXL ROSE hasn’t had much on his plate. He spent over a decade working on ONE ALBUM . . . and he toured off and on with various incarnations of GUNS N’ ROSES.
And now that he’s on the cusp of his BIGGEST moment in that time . . . a Guns N’ Roses reunion with Slash and Duff McKagan. . . he may also be taking over as the new singer for AC/DC.
That’s a lot of money and responsibility riding on one notoriously flaky guy.
Here’s the latest: TMZ has photos of Axl and AC/DC leaving the same rehearsal space in Atlanta . . . not at the same time, but a little while apart. So clearly something is going on.
Rumor has it Axl is going to play five gigs with Guns next month . . . including Coachella . . . then he’s going to play 12 shows in Europe with AC/DC in May and June, and then he and AC/DC will open for Guns on their summer tour. (???)
Technically, the rough timeline works. But it’s hard to believe Axl is going to pull double duty all summer. And fans won’t be happy if they have to wait until 11:00 P.M. to hear the OPENING band if Axl continues to be late all the time.
Also, AC/DC postponed 10 U.S. dates earlier this month when Brian Johnson had to shut things down. Only five of the 10 are among the 21 cities Guns is going to hit up this summer. And how would the ticketing work for those five shows?
Nothing is official yet, so we’ll have to wait and see how everything shakes out.