In a recent interview at “The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show”, former AC/DC drummer Simon Wright explained his thoughts about Axl Rose’s performance with AC/DC.
He also compared Axl Rose to Brian Johnson. Here’s the statement:
“I thought when Axl came in, I thought he did an amazing job. It’s really difficult to fill somebody’s shoes like Brian, but he came in there, and I thought he did a great job. And I’m assuming he saved the tour, ’cause it’s hard to carry on with no singer.
So I think he did a really good job. As far as what’s happening is now, I know as much as you [do] — I read it on the Internet and stuff — but if what they’re saying is happening, I think it’s fantastic. I think the world is righted again — they’re together making music, and that’s awesome.“
Asked what AC/DC’s work ethic was like when he was in the band, Simon Wright responded:
“It was kind of relaxed. But, obviously, when we went on stage, it wasn’t — it was just full-on exhaustion, two hours a night. Yeah, that part of it was really intense. But rehearsals were kind of laid back. They knew exactly what they were doing; I wasn’t sure, but I did what I did, so… [Laughs]
You can watch the entire interview from below.