By Steve Newton
Yesterday I posted a blog claiming that AC/DC had “f***ed up” by making Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose their singer instead of Aussie rock legend (and legendary screamer) Jimmy Barnes, of Cold Chisel fame.
My blog got a lot of comments. Some folks thought I was right on, and that Barnes would make a great replacement for Brian Johnson on the rest of Acca Dacca’s Rock or Bust World Tour.
Others thought I was outta my freakin’ mind.
And most had their own ideas of who should be singing with the Aussie metal greats as they wind down their unforgettable career.
Many folks felt that Angry Anderson, the gravel-throated frontman for Rose Tattoo since 1976, was the right choice. He’s 68.
Others felt that Marc Storace, the singer for Swiss metal act Krokus since 1980 or so, was the man. He’s only 64.
And then there were some who pointed to “the guy from Airbourne”, that being vocalist and lead-guitarist Joel O’Keefe. Since he’s just a young man of 30, it sounds like he might have been a good choice to breathe fresh life into AC/DC.
But it’s all moot, I suppose. Axl ain’t goin’ anywhere–unless he pulls off some crazy riot-causing cancellation shit. He’s the singer for AC/DC now–and maybe till the bitter end.
Remember that single from the Bruce Fairbairn-produced album, The Razors Edge, back in 1990?
It’s all about the Benjamins.