During the recent Question and Answer session on Instagram, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has shared his thoughts about Axl Rose singing for AC/DC.
A fan asked “Thoughts on AC/DC w/ Axl?” and Billy responded:
“Watched a whole show. Thought Axl was great.”
Click here to source of the statement. (Alternative Nation)
Back in October, Axl’s bandmate Slash talked about same topic and said:
“I can’t think of anything off the top of my head. The Axl-doing-AC/DC thing, I went and checked that out, and it was awesome. I was probably as skeptical as anybody because of the iconic status of the band, and he pulled it off and it was great.
I’m probably a little bit more intimidated about the idea of having to fill someone’s shoes — someone that I look up to or had a big influence on me. If I was going to get that phone call, I’d want to do it in a band that no one would expect me to be in.”
Former AC/DC drummer Chris Slade said:
“Angus [Young, guitar] was running around like a schoolboy, you know?! It did reinvigorate the band. Brian is great, as we all know; he’s a great personality and a great guy.
Axl brought his voice to it. Like, I couldn’t believe the notes he hit; it was staggering. And I actually had no hope at all. When I heard that Axl was going to be in the band, I thought, ‘Oh, what?!’
Because I’d only ever heard that Guns N’ Roses voice, but all great singers, they can change the timbre of their voice, and wow, he hit notes that dogs can only hear.
It was unbelievable! I thought he did an amazing job. I could hear him very clearly because I use in-ear monitors, and it’s the best I’ve ever heard the band.”