May 09, 2016

    Axl Rose kicks off 1st show with AC/DC


    GUNS N' Roses frontman Axl Rose performed his first show with veteran Aussie rockers AC/DC on Saturday after stepping in for Brian Johnson, treating a rapturous Lisbon crowd to confident renditions of hits such as Back In Black and Thunderstruck.

    "Nice to meet you!" shouted the 54-year-old rocker as he took to the stage wearing his trademark bandana under a hat, but confined to a chair because of a broken foot.

    Saturday's open-air concert at the Passeio Maritimo de Alges in Lisbon marked the start of a 12-date, five-week swing through countries like Spain, France and England.

    The band cancelled remaining dates on their US tour back in March after Johnson, 68, was told by doctors that he had to quit touring immediately or risk total hearing loss.

    Notorious for playing at painfully high decibels, AC/DC brought in Rose for the European tour and the 10 postponed US dates. The concerts will showcase their latest album Rock Or Bust.