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Phil Collen says AC/DC would lose integrity if they recorded with Axl Rose

Phil Collen and Axl Rose

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Phil Collen says AC/DC would lose integrity if they recorded with Axl Rose

Def Leppard’s amazing guitarist, Phil Collen talked with 96.9 Eagle about what was his opinion regarding a possible new AC/DC album with Axl Rose on vocals.


Read what he said:

“No. I’m a huge AC/DC fan, and if the whole band’s left or gone… Malcolm dead, obviously. Brian Johnson got kicked out. Cliff Williams retired and Phil Rudd got arrested.

Def Leppard Phil Collen 2018

“You’ve got one person [left], so it’s not really AC/DC. Maybe call it A, With Axl Rose. It kind of loses its appeal. It becomes karaoke; it becomes something else, and it’s lost its integrity, really.

“I wouldn’t do that, personally, if I was Angus. I thought Axl Rose did a great job, by the way. I thought he did amazing when he stood in for Brian Johnson. I thought he was amazing, actually.

Angus Young 2018

“Full power to him – he’s done really, really good stuff. But I think as a band, if he was gonna do an album, it may sound good, but it’s not really the band anymore.”

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