First appearance in Lisbon showed the obvious: AC/DC is no more.
(Axl Rose perfoms with Angus Young of AC/DC in Lisbon. Photograph: Roger Sargent/Getty Images)
Money talks, it really does. When the news about Axl Rose started circulating in the media that he was to be the front man of AC/DC people just laughed. True or not true, it was fun to read that on the interwebs after all. But the truth appears when the show begins.
AC/DC, one the greatest and most influential bands in the world made the big mistake of making a decadent rock star their singer. The losers (and I’m not being a bigot here, because I fucking love Portuguese people, I even speak Portuguese) were the people from Lisbon who witnessed a freakshow: Axl trying to imitate Brian Johnson and Bon Scott were (and is) ludicrous beyond belief. (Although the fans – more Axl fans than die-hard AC/DC fans were excited to see Axl/DC firing their Guns of Roses… I know the pun is terrible and so was the show)
Yeah, I know history: for years fans complained the Johnson was no Scott. Now I’m sure that they know they were pretty wrong on their point of view. If Brian is no Bon, Axl is not even ROCK.
Money really talks, and Angus Young is showing a clear message to his fans: c’mon, love me for the money.
Udo Dirkschneider would have been the perfect man for the post. But as it seems he’s not so famous and doesn’t attract more female fans as Axl Rose does. But if one had to choose the wrong side, hell, AC/DC should have picked Rihanna. Her music is terrible, but at least she has beautiful legs. Axl is chair bound because he broke a metatarsal. I didn’t know that metatarsal had anything to do with delivering a ridiculous performance.
(Daniel “Roderick” Death)