Axl Rose Greets Portuguese Fans, Jokes About Dancing
Tonight (May 7), AC/DC resume their Rock or Bust tour in Europe with Axl Rose installed as their lead singer. After a rehearsal, Rose greeted some fans outside the venue where the band was practicing. That footage has made it up to YouTube and is embedded above.
Rose, who appeared to still be using a walking cast after suffering a broken foot last month, joked about his condition when a fan suggested he check out a local club. "Well, I feel like dancing," he said while looking down at his leg. But he also admitted that he hasn't been able to see much of the city, despite having been in town for several weeks. "It's more like sightseeing out the windows, and [I] went to a couple of restaurants and stuff." After a few minutes and a couple of photos, he and his crew got into a car and drove away.
AC/DC will take the stage tonight amid controversy. The decision to have Rose front the band in place of Brian Johnson, who was forced to step down or run the risk of permanent hearing loss, hasn't been embraced by all of their fans. The group have offered refunds to anybody who doesn't want to see Rose, and it's been reported that 7,000 people took them up on the offer in advance of their May 16 show in Werchter, Belgium.
Once AC/DC have finished these 12 dates in Europe, Rose will return to Guns N' Roses duty. He has reunited with Slash and Duff McKagan, and they will begin a North American stadium tour on June 23 in Detroit.
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