Axl Rose Rumored To Be Out Of AC/DC, Replacement Revealed

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A few days ago it was reported that Stevie Young and Phil Rudd were spotted in Vancouver, and now a photo has surfaced suggesting that Brian Johnson is back as AC/DC’s lead singer, taking back the throne from Axl Rose.

According to Steve Newton of Straight.com, Vancouver resident — and hardcore AC/DC fan — Crystal Lambert has an apartment located near Warehouse Studios, where the band’s last three albums were recorded, and she and longtime friend Glenn Slavens have been keeping an eye on the studio’s outside deck, where various bandmembers seemingly retreat to get some air and get a drink.

As you can see from the photo below, taken by Glenn two days ago, Rudd appears to be sharing a laugh with none other than singer Brian Johnson.

The assumption is that AC/DC is in the midst of making — or at least planning — another album, with Rudd and Johnson both back in the lineup.

Rudd was fired a few years ago after legal issues surrounding an alleged murder plot. Johnson left AC/DC in early 2016 after he was reported to be losing his hearing. Chris Slade returned to replace Rudd, while Rose replaced Johnson. Bassist Cliff Williams retired at the end of the 2016 tour, though it’s unclear if a possible Johnson return could make him reconsider his decision.