NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 14: Singer Axl Rose of AC/DC performs during the AC/DC Rock Or Bust Tour at Madison Square Garden on September 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images).
In a new interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, Brian Johnson explains his feelings over Axl Rose stepping in for him while AC/DC went on tour. Johnson says that Axl did a “fantastic” job as he filled in as vocalist for AC/DC’s 2016 “Rock or Bust” tour. Citing how difficult it could be for someone to jump into the role of the singer at such short notice, Johnson says that he has “a lot of respect” for Axl’s part. Johnson has to skip touring in 2016 due to hearing loss and his doctor advising him to step away from performing live.