Don’t approach Guns N’ Roses and current AC/DC vocalist Axl Rose for an autograph if you see him. While the formerly reclusive singer has been open and friendly with fans during his run of European shows with the latter band, Axl has apparently had enough of people getting his signature on something and then turning around to sell it for big bucks on eBay and other auction sites. According to Alternative Nation, he tweeted, “Can’t take da ebayers so un42nutzly I’s won’tz b signing things 4 awhile. Much Love 2 the real fans!!”

In other AC/DC news, the band has released a new video interview in which guitarist Angus Young and bassist Cliff Williams discuss the shows they’re doing with Axl, pointing out that he’s led the group to change up its set list more than usual. Young explained, “With Axl, we’ve been able to mix up quite a few songs, do a few older ones and put them, which we haven’t done in a number of years. We always used to kind of get a setlist, and that would be (it) for a tour. So now we’ve got a lot more adding and putting in different tracks, and the fun part is when we get there on the stage, and seeing it come to life in front of the audience and seeing the reaction.”

  • Among the rarities the band has broken out on the current European run are “Riff Raff,” “Rock ‘N’ Roll Damnation, “Touch Too Much” and “If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It).”
  • Young told us a while back that his own personal set list would probably be even more obscure to fans: [“I’ve been unlucky. I’ve never really got my choice ones. A lot of the tracks that I like probably goes back to the early days. See, when I first joined the band, in rehearsal, you know, they used to do a lot of old Chuck Berry songs. I’m a big fan of Chuck Berry, but the one I like best was the ‘riding along in my automobile’ song (‘No Particular Place To Go’). As soon as I joined, they stopped playing it.”] SOUNDCUE (:17 OC: . . . stopped playing it.)
  • Cliff Williams also said in the video interview that the band’s energy on the current run is “really up there,” adding, “It’s doing really well. We’ve thrown some different songs in, which is kind of always good (and) interesting; it changes it up for us and the audience. But the band is playing great. It’s a good feeling up there right now.”
  • AC/DC has three shows left to go on the European leg and has now finalized the 10 rescheduled North American dates it will play later this summer — after Axl finishes his stadium trek with Guns N’ Roses. The dates are:
    August 27 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
    August 30 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
    September 1 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
    September 4 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
    September 6 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
    September 9 – Auburn Hills, MI – Palace Of Auburn Hills
    September 11 – Buffalo, NY – First Niagara Center
    September 14 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
    September 17 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
    September 20 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center

CHECK IT OUT: Here’s Axl’s autograph decree:

Can’t take da ebayers so un42nutzly I’s won’tz b signing things 4 awhile. Much Love 2 the real fans!!❤️⛔️❎?

Here is the video interview Angus and Cliff did:

INTERNET COMMENTS at Alternative Nation and Blabbermouth — agree or not?

Billy wrote: “i can see both sides on this one. On one hand, signing autographs is just something that you should do because without his fan`s money he would have had to get a job like us normal folks. on the other hand, you can prob spot these autograph hounds a mile away and who the hell wants to give an autograph full well knowing these ppl aren`t fans and are just going to make a quick buck off of you.”

Victor Moreno wrote: “It’s great to hear more of the older, maybe obscure songs, in the live set. The bon era had a lot more groove and swing that Brian couldn’t handle very well. Never got to see the bon era, but the times I did see ac/dc, they were fun shows!”

Chris Harrison wrote: “I hope Axl concentrates on GNR after this…don’t want the GNR thing to be sidelined.”

Mike Norris wrote: “I have no doubt that they will continue after this tour – even if it’s just for one album and world tour to finish off.”