saw AC/DC last night

Started by gumtown, December 15, 2015, 07:39:20 PM

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gumtown

Yep, not bad.
Can't beat a good old generic rock show, especially on a Tuesday night.
Was right up near the front with the Mrs and 11 year old daughter, who aspires to play guitar like Angus.

https://www.facebook.com/colin.willcocks.1/videos/10207280257711991/
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joaobraga


Lucky you!

I have to wait 5 more months to see them

sloopdawg


shawnb

Excellent! Raising the kid right!
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mchad

No replies on this post for 4 months so that needs to be righted.

Axl Rose to front AC/DC! What!

gumtown

Quote from: mchad on April 17, 2016, 07:20:47 PM
No replies on this post for 4 months so that needs to be righted.

Axl Rose to front AC/DC! What!

I know, would have been better off with Neil Diamond or Tom Jones ..?
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whippinpost91850

I can't see Axl Rose doing AC/DC. And what about the GNR tour they just started? ???

mchad

Quote from: gumtown on April 18, 2016, 12:01:11 AM
I know, would have been better off with Neil Diamond or Tom Jones ..?

Apparently Noddy Holder from Slade was in the mix to replace the departed Bon Scott. He declined the offer. He would have been great as well.

mchad

Quote from: whippinpost91850 on April 18, 2016, 07:11:52 AM
I can't see Axl Rose doing AC/DC. And what about the GNR tour they just started? ???

They say Axl will be doing the postponed US dates plus the European leg. After that who knows.

Maybe Acca Dacca should call it a day?

joaobraga

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Johnson's full statement follows:

" As many AC/DC fans know, the remaining shows for the 2016 AC/DC Rock or Bust World Tour, including 10 postponed U.S. shows, are being rescheduled with a guest singer.  I want personally to explain the reason because I don't believe the earlier press releases sufficiently set out what I wanted to say to our fans or the way in which I thought it should be presented... "

http://www.guitarplayer.com/artists/1013/acdcs-brian-johnson-releases-statement-i-am-crushed/57677


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AC/DC's Brian Johnson Releases Statement: "I Am Crushed"
BY  GP EDITORS
April 19, 2016


AC/DC singer Brian Johnson has released a statement detailing his health situation and his reason for leaving the group's current tour.

In the statement, presented in full below, Johnson notes that he remains unable to perform.

"I have had several consultations with my doctors and it appears that, for the near future, I will be unable to perform on stage at arena and stadium size venues where the sound levels are beyond my current tolerance, without the risk of substantial hearing loss and possibly total deafness," he writes. 

Nevertheless, Johnson assures fans that he is not retiring. "My doctors have told me that I can continue to record in studios and I intend to do that," he says. He goes on to thank AC/DC's fans, as well as his longtime band members Angus Young and bassist Cliff Williams, for their support.

AC/DC are completing their tour with Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose taking over for Johnson. The band released an official statement about Rose's position with the band last weekend in which it also wished Johnson well with his "future ventures," a strong indication that the group was moving on without him. The band has not said how it intends to move forward after the tour or if it will continue to work with Johnson. Notably, Johnson does not mention Rose by name in his statement but instead refers to a "guest singer."

Johnson's full statement follows:

"As many AC/DC fans know, the remaining shows for the 2016 AC/DC Rock or Bust World Tour, including 10 postponed U.S. shows, are being rescheduled with a guest singer.  I want personally to explain the reason because I don't believe the earlier press releases sufficiently set out what I wanted to say to our fans or the way in which I thought it should be presented.

"On March 7th, after a series of examinations by leading physicians in the field of hearing loss, I was advised that if I continue to perform at large venues, I risked total deafness.  While I was horrified at the reality of the news that day, I had for a time become aware that my partial hearing loss was beginning to interfere with my performance on stage.  I was having difficulty hearing the guitars on stage and because I was not able to hear the other musicians clearly, I feared the quality of my performance could be compromised.  In all honesty this was something I could not in good conscience allow.  Our fans deserve my performance to be at the highest level, and if for any reason I can't deliver that level of performance I will not disappoint our fans or embarrass the other members of AC/DC.  I am not a quitter and I like to finish what I start, nevertheless, the doctors made it clear to me and my bandmates that I had no choice but to stop performing on stage for the remaining shows and possibly beyond.  That was the darkest day of my professional life.

"Since that day, I have had several consultations with my doctors and it appears that, for the near future, I will be unable to perform on stage at arena and stadium size venues where the sound levels are beyond my current tolerance, without the risk of substantial hearing loss and possibly total deafness.  Until that time, I tried as best as I could to continue despite the pain and hearing loss but it all became too much to bear and too much to risk.

"I am personally crushed by this development more than anyone could ever imagine.  The emotional experience I feel now is worse than anything I have ever in my life felt before.  Being part of AC/DC, making records and performing for the millions of devoted fans this past 36 years has been my life's work.  I cannot imagine going forward without being part of that, but for now I have no choice.  The one thing for certain is that I will always be with AC/DC at every show in spirit, if not in person.

"Most importantly, I feel terrible having to disappoint the fans who bought tickets for the canceled shows and who have steadfastly supported me and AC/DC these many years.  Words cannot express my deep gratitude and heartfelt thanks not just for the recent outpouring to me personally of kind words and good wishes, but also for the years of loyal support of AC/DC.  My thanks also go to Angus and Cliff for their support.

"Finally, I wish to assure our fans that I am not retiring.  My doctors have told me that I can continue to record in studios and I intend to do that.  For the moment, my entire focus is to continue medical treatment to improve my hearing.  I am hoping that in time my hearing will improve and allow me to return to live concert performances.  While the outcome is uncertain, my attitude is optimistic.  Only time will tell.

"Once again, my sincere best wishes and thanks to everyone for their support and understanding."

Love,
Brian

joaobraga


Axl did a great job with AC/DC... in the singing department he was just perfect !!!

On the other hand, see him seated the all time was pretty weird. For me, a broken leg is not too compatible with the role of a lead singer in a rock band in front of 50.000 people. That aside it was a great show!

Here are some clips:
http://www.guitarplayer.com/artist-videos/1436/see-axl-rose-and-acdc-in-pro-shot-clips-from-the-lisbon-debut--full-concert/57986

shannonrichards

You should have taken videos.

gumtownadmin

Quote from: shannonrichards on March 18, 2024, 01:57:37 AMYou should have taken videos.
Looks like the videos I posted have been removed by Facebook.
Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.

gumbo

Quote from: gumtownadmin on March 18, 2024, 02:29:13 AMLooks like the videos I posted have been removed by Facebook.

As Gandalf said, " YOU SHALL NOT POST ! "    ...you of all people should know that.... ;D
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Elantric

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Quote from: gumtownadmin on March 18, 2024, 02:29:13 AMLooks like the videos I posted have been removed by Facebook.

Thats why I never post important  videos on Facebook, as they can not be shared or viewed outside facebook after recent policy change

Instead. Upload to Youtube or Vimeo - where anybody anywhere can view your video

BROCKSTAR

Quote from: Elantric on March 18, 2024, 11:11:43 AMThats why I never post important  videos on Facebook, as they can not be shared or viewed outside facebook after recent policy change

Instead. Uploaed to Youtube or Vimeo - where anybody anywhere can view your video

I don't think that is true. If the video is set to "public" it means anyone anywhere on or off facebook can see the video no matter if you're on persons friend list etc. Has to be set to public though.