Murray Engleheart has reported some big news on Facebook about Axl Rose and AC/DC.
Engleheart wrote, “Speculate all you want but I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: AC/DC will continue with Axl on vocals – new album, touring, the whole nine yards. What was a massive gamble by Angus turned out to be an equally enormous triumph that has set the scene for the future.”
Murray Engleheart is one of Australia’s most respected music writers with a career that spans more than a quarter of a century. He is a noted authority on AC/DC and has interviewed the members of the band on numerous occasions.
He wrote the books AC/DC Maximum Rock and Roll: The Ultimate Story of the World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band in 2006 and Blood, Sweat and Beers: Oz Rock from the Aztecs to Rose Tattoo in 2010.
Brian Johnson left AC/DC in early 2016 due to hearing problems, and he was replaced by Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose. Bassist Cliff Williams retired from the band at the end of the 2016 North American tour. Johnson recently told The Sunday Times about his exit from AC/DC and hearing issues.
“On stage, it was getting harder and harder to hear the guitars, even hear the keys, and I was basically going on muscle memory,” Brian said. “And I’m not the kind of guy who likes to cheat. The way I look at it, I had a great run.”
Murray Engleheart’s AC/DC book is described as: “Who knew when the Young family emigrated from Glasgow to Sydney in the early sixties that the family’s youngest lads would go on to lead one of the world’s most loved and respected rock bands? Who knew that some of their biggest fans would end up being their own heroes, The Rolling Stones? That streets in Melbourne and Madrid would be officially named in their honour? That they would play to two million people at a single concert in Moscow? For the first time, Murray Engleheart along with Arnaud Durieux tells the full story of Australia’s greatest and loudest rock n’ rock export. Not only did they manage to emerge from the tragic death of legendary singer, Bon Scott in 1980. But in a bitter sweet irony, the band’s fortunes and status skyrocketed around the world with Scott’s replacement, Brian Johnson and the album, Back In Black. More than 25 years on, AC/DC show no sign of slowing down and are more an institution than simply a rock band. Try and imagine a world without them.”