Axl/DC appear on camera ahead of Lisbon show

 


Axl Rose has been pictured with his new temoprary, for now at least, AC/DC bandmates in a video teaser for the band's forthcoming live show in Lisbon, Portugal.
It will be the first show with Rose on the mic in place of Brian Johnson, who was ordered to stand down on doctors orders or face going deaf.
Axl/DC will play this Saturday with the band and ahead of the much anticipated show Axl has appeared on camera with Angus Young and Cliff Williams in a video.
Speaking to NME about his role in AC/DC Rose says: "It's a challenge, and I wanna do right by the band and the fans."
Meanwhile, an AC/DC spokesperson has revealed it is only the band;s love for the fans which prompted them to offer refunds on all shows fronted by Axl Rose.
Industry experts have confirmed the veteran rockers were NOT obligated to offer fans who had bought tickets prior to Axl stepping in place of Brian Johnson a refund.
But the band's spokesperson tells TeamRock: "The band made a decision to offer this. As they care about their fans and wanted to do right by them, they instructed local promoters to offer refunds."
Rose will sing with AC/DC on their European tour and yet to be rescheduled American dates which were postponed when Johnson was ordered to stop touring.
All fans who bought tickets for the shows affected were last week contacted by ticket agencies and retailers with instructions on how to apply for a refund if they so wished.
A spokeswoman for the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) confirmed says: "Our CTSI lead officer for fair trading can confirm that there is no legal obligation for the ticket sellers to refund in this case. It is a goodwill gesture."
And widely circulated fan-recorded audio footage of the track 'Thunderstruck' has been confirmed by the band's spokesperson as being Axl Rose rehearsing with Angus Young and the rest of AC/DC.
The spokesman adds: "The audio was recorded by a Brazilian fan standing outside the site and it is Axl. The band have been rehearsing solidly for two weeks in Lisbon."

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