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Axl Rose officially joining AC/DC for tour

Guns N' Roses front-man Axl Rose is getting plenty of stage time these days.

Confirming rumors that circulated last month, Rose is joining Australian rock band AC/DC for a series of shows on its current "Rock or Bust" world tour, which had been put on hold after singer Brian Johnson had to step down due to health concerns connected to his hearing.

"AC/DC band members would like to thank Brian Johnson for his contributions and dedication to the band throughout the years. We wish him all the best with his hearing issues and future ventures," the band said in a statement on its website. "As much as we want this tour to end as it started, we understand, respect and support Brian's decision to stop touring and save his hearing."


The tour will resume in Portugal on May 7, while 10 U.S. dates that were postponed will be rescheduled, the band promised.

"We are dedicated to fulfilling the remainder of our touring commitments to everyone that has supported us over the years, and are fortunate that Axl Rose has kindly offered his support to help us fulfill this commitment" the statement continued. "Following this European run of dates with AC/DC, Axl Rose will head out on his Guns N' Roses 'Not In This Lifetime Summer Stadium Tour.' The 10 postponed U.S shows will be rescheduled and announced imminently, also with Axl Rose."

As a nod to the news, Rose and his band brought out AC/DC's Angus Young to perform with them at Coachella this weekend.

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