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Angus Young: Axl Rose keeps asking for more AC/DC shows

Axl Rose and Angus Young
Axl Rose and Angus Young in action (Image credit: Getty)

Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose keeps asking Angus Young for the chance to play more shows with AC/DC – but the guitarist says the Aussie giants haven’t decided on their future.

Brian Johnson was forced to end his live career at short notice in March, leading AC/DC to hire Rose so they could complete the world tour they’d begun in 2015.

They’ve since added a European show to their schedule, meaning there are six confirmed concerts yet to come. Rose has suggested a handful of US shows will also take place.

Young tells NDR: “We’re committed to finishing this tour, so that’s been our main goal. Axl helping us – I know he’s very excited.

“He keeps saying, can he do more? But we don’t really know at the end. This tour, which we were committed to doing, we want to finish it.”

Rose is becoming more agile after breaking his foot at Guns N’ Roses’ first reunion show in April.

Young reports: “His leg’s repairing. Each show we’ve been doing, he’s been getting up and moving around a lot more. So it adds to the show.”

Johnson appears to have abandoned hope of returning to action, saying last week: “I’ve had such a great life – I guess I could rest my socks off.”

AC/DC tour dates 2016

May 29: Berne Stade De Suisse, Switzerland
Jun 01: Leipzig Red Bull Arena, Germany
Jun 04: London Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, UK
Jun 09: Manchester Etihad Stadium, UK
Jun 12: Aarhus Ceres Park, Denmark

AC/DC's Angus Young ‘definitely not thinking of retiring’

Martin Kielty

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