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Fans shocked after AC/DC confirms Axl Rose as its new singer

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By Erik Nelson
Fans shocked after AC/DC confirms Axl Rose as its new singer

<p>AC/DC has made it official, Guns N’ Roses frontman, Axl Rose, will help complete the remaining part of their Rock or Bust tour. Rose will be on vocals for the European leg of the tour, as well as the 10 postponed US shows that will be rescheduled at later date. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">AC/DC will resume the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RockOrBust?src=hash">#RockOrBust</a> World Tour w/ Axl Rose joining on vocals. All updated tour dates can be found here <a href="https://t.co/jshRD4pBV7">https://t.co/jshRD4pBV7</a></p>— AC/DC (@acdc) <a href="https://twitter.com/acdc/status/721558223724142592">17 April 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Rose will be filling in for Brian Johnson, who was unable to continue the tour because he is suffering from hearing loss.</p> <p>Rose only tweeted a mysterious lightning bolt.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="es"><p lang="und" dir="ltr">_ _ ⚡️_ _</p>— Axl Rose (@axlrose) <a href="https://twitter.com/axlrose/status/721573970844205056">17 de abril de 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>The reactions from AC/DC fans about Johnson’s replacement have been mixed:</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">. <a href="https://twitter.com/axlrose"><code>axlrose</a> and I discussed this last Friday in Vegas. Now it&#39;s out. Congrats Axl. This is a dream scenario for him <a href="https://t.co/7ZHvXIQAky">https://t.co/7ZHvXIQAky</a></p>&mdash; Eddie Trunk (</code>EddieTrunk) <a href="https://twitter.com/EddieTrunk/status/721533741802340352">17 April 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/acdc"><code>acdc</a> Only thing worse than replacing Brian Johnson? Replacing him with Axl.</p>&mdash; Anthony Bialy (</code>AnthonyBialy) <a href="https://twitter.com/AnthonyBialy/status/721559023238193152">17 April 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Can't wait for Axl Rose to replace posh spice on the Spice Girls reunion tour.</p>— Hev (@AlohaHev) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlohaHev/status/721607816662925312">17 April 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Axl Rose to be the new front-man of AC/DC? Seriously? Stop the planet, I want to get off. <a href="https://t.co/kyzwwsijef">pic.twitter.com/kyzwwsijef</a></p>— Alex Kühne (@alex_kuhne) <a href="https://twitter.com/alex_kuhne/status/722045405677162497">April 18, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Axl singing with AC/DC? Sounds fun if you ask me!! Replacing Brian Johnson? Never, they're just playing dates to avoid massive refunds!</p>— Jeff Scott Soto (@jeffscottsoto) <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffscottsoto/status/721608885639843840">17 April 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Just woke from this weird dream, where we can now go to a double dissolution election to vote Axl Rose out of AC/DC.</p>— Michael Keating (@D_Keating) <a href="https://twitter.com/D_Keating/status/722046470916939776">April 18, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Well, fans can actually vote:</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><span class="caps">AXL</span>/DC: Will AC/DC with Axl Rose be a “Stairway to Heaven” or a “Highway to Hell?” <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ACDC?src=hash">#ACDC</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AxlRose?src=hash">#AxlRose</a> <a href="https://t.co/8Hw8B5fop4">pic.twitter.com/8Hw8B5fop4</a></p>— <span class="caps">BOATY</span> <span class="caps">MCBOATFACE</span>!!! (@LouBrutus) <a href="https://twitter.com/LouBrutus/status/721866251220426756">April 18, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Some speculated about the possibility of mixing together songs from both bands:</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="und" dir="ltr">Axl Rose cantará highway to paradise city??</p>— adria espi (@adriaespi) <a href="https://twitter.com/adriaespi/status/722038872935440384">April 18, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/axlrose"><code>axlrose</a> + <a href="https://twitter.com/acdc"></code>acdc</a> = Welcome To Hell!. \../,</p>— Ralph (@ESTRAANGEED) <a href="https://twitter.com/ESTRAANGEED/status/722042113509040128">April 18, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Singer Axl Rose to join AC/DC “Rock or Bust” world tour<br /> <br /> Welcome to Back in Black <a href="https://t.co/kggqZ44So1">https://t.co/kggqZ44So1</a></p>— Mike (@Operator1975) <a href="https://twitter.com/Operator1975/status/721967570786643968">April 18, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>And some even drew parallels with the current political crisis in Brazil:</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="pt" dir="ltr">Ideia diplomático-musical: Substituir a Dilma pelo Axl Rose.</p>— Mariana Nunes (@zarellein) <a href="https://twitter.com/zarellein/status/722029965047427072">April 18, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="pt" dir="ltr">O Axl Rose é mig da Dilma <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/impeachmentDay?src=hash">#impeachmentDay</a> <a href="https://t.co/J2szfqJHiG">pic.twitter.com/J2szfqJHiG</a></p>— Patyzinha (@Patycar) <a href="https://twitter.com/Patycar/status/721880601268248577">April 18, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>