15 bands who took their names from other artists’ songs

As we’ve mentioned before, picking a band name can be pretty hard. There are some pretty amazing band names out there, but let’s be fair, when you name your band, you want that name to come from a pretty amazing place. While there’s the famous story about AC/DC getting their...

Aussies Make The List Of World’s Highest-Paid Musicians For 2016

As they tend to do, Forbes have released their list of the highest-paid musicians for 2016, with an Aussie band managing to crack the top 10. Despite the rocky year that they’ve had with lineup changes, and the addition of Axl Rose as their frontman, AC/DC have managed to be the...

11 Bands That Were More Successful After A Lineup Change

Music is a lot like life, where nothing is set in stone and everything is subject to change, and at the drop of a hat, your favourite band could have a new member – or even an all new lineup. If you’re lucky it’ll be for the best, rejuvenating the band...

With All Due Respect, It’s Time For AC/DC To Just Let It Be

You may have noticed before clicking on this article that the title says AC/DC but the header image features only Angus Young. This may prompt you to ask, “Where’s the rest of the band?” Well, sad as it is to say, you’re looking at it. At the moment it feels...

AC/DC Loses Another Member

AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams has revealed he will be “backing off of touring and recording” following the completion of the band’s current Rock or Bust world tour in an interview with Gulfshore Life. AC/DC has lost several longtime members in recent years, beginning with the departure of founding guitarist Malcolm...

Axl Rose’s First Performance With AC/DC Is Getting Rave Reviews

Despite a tidal wave of criticism and even 7,000 requests for refunds, Axl Rose’s first outing as the frontman of AC/DC has actually been met with more adulation than derision, with many critics even praising Axl’s often maligned vocal delivery. As Tone Deaf reported last week, after 7,000 Belgian fans...

AC/DC & Axl Rose Just Dropped A Totally Bizarre Video Greeting

Axl Rose’s addition to the AC/DC lineup has been nothing if not controversial. Some fans are eager to see the Guns N’ Roses frontman take up the reins recently evacuated by longtime singer Brian Johnson, whilst others are demanding their money back. As Tone Deaf reported earlier this week, some...

7,000 Punters Demand Refunds For AC/DC Concert With Axl Rose

AC/DC’s decision to tap Axl Rose to replace ailing frontman Brian Johnson has not been exactly popular. If you need anymore proof, Blabbermouth reports some 7,000 Belgian fans who bought tickets to see AC/DC at Werchter Festivalpark this month have requested refunds. According to Blabbermouth, Beglian Acca Dacca fans aren’t...

How The Loss Of Bowie & Prince Is An Omen For How We Treat New Artists

It’s fair to state that 2016 has brought some serious blows to the music community, Bowie, Prince, and George Martin just to name a few (and it’s only April) these deaths made all the more shocking given each figure’s seeming immortality.  Local musician Darling James aka James O’Brien (also the former...

Brian Johnson Finally Breaks Silence About AC/DC Departure

After weeks of circulating rumours, AC/DC’s longtime frontman Brian Johnson has finally broken his silence regarding his departure from the group. As Tone Deaf reported last month, Johnson was forced to stop touring on doctors’ orders. A statement issued by the band at the time indicated Johnson had been forced...

Why Axl Fronting AC/DC Might Actually Be A Really Bad Idea

One of the most talked-about stories in the music world right now is the seemingly looming addition of Axl Rose to the lineup of AC/DC. Whilst it hasn’t been confirmed by either party, it’s looking ever more likely Axl could be the band’s new frontman. At least for the band’s...

AC/DC Launching Reality Show To Find New Lead Singer

Update: Happy April 1st folks. After weeks of seemingly wild rumours and rampant speculation from fans and the media, the new frontman of legendary Australian rockers AC/DC has been revealed and it’s… you. At least, it could be. According to a leaked press release acquired by Tone Deaf, AC/DC will embark on...

Noel Gallagher Says Axl Rose Joining AC/DC Is Just “Wrong”

If you managed to not sleep in this morning (we know, long weekend, it’s hard) you’ll have heard that those wild rumours about Axl Rose joining AC/DC may not be such wild rumours after all after the Guns N’ Roses frontman was spotted leaving the same rehearsal space as Acca...

Looks Like Axl Rose Fronting AC/DC Isn’t Just A Wild Rumour After All

As some readers may recall, we took you into your long weekend with the good news that your seemingly fanciful rock and roll dreams had finally come true after reports surfaced that Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose is set to front AC/DC. But despite claims from fans that there’s...

Apparently, Axl Rose Is AC/DC’s New Frontman

Earlier this month we heard the worrying news that AC/DC’s longtime frontman, Brian Johnson, is no longer able to continue touring with the band. Whilst details were scant, a statement from the band indicated Johnson could not complete the band’s current tour due to hearing issues. “AC/DC’s lead singer, Brian...