Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose played his fifth show as the temporary frontman for AC/DC on Thursday night (May 19th) in Vienna, Austria. For the Vienna concert, Rose was only partly confined to the chair he’s been seated on ever since breaking his foot during a surprise Guns club show in April 1st in Los Angeles.
Likewise, while the singer remained seated throughout most of AC/DC’s May 16th show in Belgium, he rose at one point to stalk the stage with a bulky boot cast still in place around the lower half of his left leg. During the encore, the singer stood up again to sing “Highway To Hell.”
- Rose told photographers back in late April that he would be wearing the cast for “a couple of weeks” longer. Although that was a month ago, he is clearly becoming more mobile at each show.
- Rose sustained the injury at the first Guns N’ Roses show featuring the partially reunited original lineup, who will also head out on a summer stadium trek beginning June 23rd in Detroit.
- He took over the mic in AC/DC after singer Brian Johnson was warned by doctors that he would face a total loss of his hearing if he stayed on the road. Rose is slated for now to play AC/DC’s current run of European shows as well as 10 postponed North American gigs.
CHECK IT OUT: Watch AC/DC in Vienna:
Watch them in Belgium:
INTERNET COMMENTS at Blabbermouth — agree or not?
Toby McDonald wrote: “New energy in the band. Axl is perfect.”
Steve Hurta wrote: “One fantastic thing, for whatever reason… the addition of Axl has brought some old classics back into the set. Thank god for that!”
Neil Service wrote: “Brilliant. Sorry, but this is way better than Brian has been since Stiff Upper Lip. Would never have imagined a mix up line up like this would ever have worked.”
Ian Fraser wrote: “Can I get a refund after I watch the concert? It does sound pretty good, but I could never admit in public that I paid money to see Axl Rose.”
Houston Thad wrote: “Axl can still sing his ass off if he has to, it’s good to see him really pushed hard like this. I think he’s stepping up and trying to impress everyone.”