Friday, May 6, 2016
Axl Rose about AC/DC: "I'm happy and excited"
Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose was recently interviewed by BBC about AC/DC, you can read some excerpts below.
Axl said: "I called the day I read about it in the news, that there was a situation going on with Brian's hearing. I knew there was going to be a problem with having dates on sale and dates sold and stuff like that. So if I could help, and if I was able to do it, and they were interested, I'd love to help. And that's how it started. I wasn't looking at it like, 'I'm singing for AC/DC.' I was looking at it like, 'If I can, and if they think I'm able to do it."
He added: "A lot of the Back In Black stuff is really challenging. I'm not here in any way out of any disrespect to Brian. I can't take anything away from his singing at all. He's a great singer and it's really challenging to sing it. I'm just trying to do it justice for the fans. I'm happy and excited in one sense, but I think it would be inappropriate to be celebrating, in a certain way, at someone else's expense. That's not what I'm here to do. It's an unfortunate situation."
Guitarist Angus Young said about Brian Johnson: "In his heart he wanted to finish the tour, but because of that hearing factor he had to make the decision. It's a hard thing to do, and he'd had the problem since we kicked off touring. It was his call. It was a shock to us too. The last thing you want to do is walk away from something, but you don't want someone in a tragic situation – being deaf, or any other affliction."