Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose has reportedly been photographed leaving a rehearsal studio with AC/DC, apparently confirming long-standing rumors that he would begin working with the band after singer Brian Johnson was sidelined. See the photos, via TMZ, here.

Nothing has been confirmed by either camp, however, and there are some obvious issues with this bomb-shell item, as originally published. TMZ reports that Rose earlier announced a plan to collaborate with AC/DC, which has not happened. A photo featuring three members of AC/DC seems to misidentify more recently added rhythm guitarist Stevie Young as co-founder Angus Young. The site also states that AC/DC is opening for Guns N' Roses on their long-awaited reunion tour. Alice in Chains will actually play in that slot for the early dates, which begin on April 8.

Johnson is dealing with a serious hearing problem, and was reportedly stung by their announcement that postponed dates would possibly be rescheduled with a guest singer. The Rose rumors began circulating about a week later, sparked at first by an unsourced report from an Atlanta DJ.

Meanwhile, Guns N' Roses announced a string of stops for a pending tour featuring Rose and fellow founding members Slash and Duff McKagan on Friday (March 25). That didn't stop two members of the bands' extended family – Ross Young, son of retired AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young; and Tommy Stinson, a late-era bassist with Guns N' Roses – from apparently confirming Rose's supposed plans to work with AC/DC, anyway.

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