All is good in the AC/DC camp. Following the latest string of dates, guitarist Angus Young says the band is thrilled with Axl Rose’s performances and offers his thoughts on a possible future with the singer. The band has reached the halfway mark of their spring tour of Europe and Angus had this to say about how it was going:
“He’s doing very well,” Young tells Germany’s NDR.de. “I mean, under the situation that we had, it was very good that he volunteered and said, ‘Hey, if I can help, let me try.’ So he’s been very good. And he had to learn a lot of songs very quickly, and he’s done a great job.”
Bassist Cliff Williams had this to say: “He’s done a fabulous job, and he’s almost out of his chair now. He’s mobile, and he’s enjoying himself. It’s been really good.”
Angus added: “His leg’s repairing, so each show we’ve been doing he’s been getting up and moving around a lot more. So it adds more to the show.”
Press and fans alike were skeptical at first but after the band launched its spring tour with Rose in Lisbon, Portugal, on May 7th the result was rave reviews all round.
Rose offered to step in for the band after singer Brian Johnson was forced to stop touring in March on the advice of doctors in order to prevent further damage to his hearing.
Rose will see through AC/DC’s 13-date European spring tour and is set to rejoin the band later this year for the band’s to-be-rescheduled US Rock Or Bust dates.
So what’s in store for Rose and his possible future with AC/DC? Angus had this to say: “We were committed to finishing this tour, so that’s been our main goal. And Axl helping us… I know he’s very excited; he keeps saying, can he do more?
“But we don’t really know at the end how we will go from here. But we wanna get this tour, which we were committed to doing, we wanted to finish what we started.”