Axl Rose fronting AC/DC? 'That Might Just Work'
Alice Cooper on Axl Rose Joining AC/DC: "His voice is absolutely perfect for that band"
Alice Cooper is really excited by the news that Axl Rose will be fronting AC/DC on the next leg of the latter band's upcoming world tour. "I just think that's such a unique combination," he told 'Rolling Stone'. "Whoever has tickets to that show has got the golden ticket, because who doesn't want to see that?"
Cooper, who will be embarking on his own tour this summer with his supergroup Hollywood Vampires, heard about the pairing early, likely through the Vampires' former touring bassist Duff McKagan, who has since returned to Guns N' Roses. "At first I thought it was an April Fool's thing," Cooper says. "I went, 'Oh, come on.' Then I started thinking about it and said, 'You know, his voice is absolutely perfect for that band. That might just work.'"
Cooper's Hollywood Vampires, which also count Johnny Depp, Aerosmith's Joe Perry and Use Your Illusion era GN'R drummer Matt Sorum among their ranks, will play 18 dates this summer touring North America. Stone Temple Pilots' Robert DeLeo will replace McKagan on bass for the tour. "We're going to miss Duff, but I think [Robert] and Matt will get along great musically,".