AC/DC fans may have something to look forward to in June after all.
The Aussie rockers were due to play the Olympic Stadium in Stratford on June 4 as part of their Rock Or Bust tour.
But the gig was thrown into doubt when Brian Johnson was forced to quit touring with immediate effect – otherwise he risked deafness, his doctors suggested.
Now reports have emerged of a replacement for the rest of the tour and fans will be delighted by the rumoured substitute – Guns N’Roses frontman Axl Rose.
The Aussie rockers initially rescheduled gigs immediately following the diagnosis but confirmed they would be back “with a guest vocalist”.
Despite no official word from the AC/DC camp, Rose has flown into Atlanta to meet the band for an “audition”. Guitarist Angus Young has also been dogged with health problems – he has been diagnosed with dementia – and is no longer able to front the group.
Johnson has been AC/DC’s lead vocalist since 1980, joining the group following the death of previous singer Bon Scott while Rose is ready to join up with GnR buddies Slash and Duff McKagan for a series of live dates. Guns N’ Roses covered AC/DC’s Whole Lotta Rosie in concert several times on their most recent tour.
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