AXL ROSE In For Brian Johnson Is 'Not A Good Fit'
AC/DC did try out a couple of unknowns when they held auditions in Atlanta last month.
"I love GUNS N' ROSES," Lee Robinson told IndyWeek.com. "But I hate Axl for AC/DC, and I may be a bit biased because I wanted the job, but the same time, AC/DC and GUNS N' ROSES are two separate bands completely, and they're two separate attitudes. It's not a good fit. "If they'd have picked some other poor kid from the country, that would have been a lot worse," he continued. "They picked a big name; they picked a good singer and a great frontman. So that makes me feel better about the way they went, versus somebody else like myself out of the streets. I would have felt like they had no respect for my skills as a vocalist if they had gone in the other direction."
Robinson entered the Atlanta studio on March 14 and jammed with the AC/DC road crew before the members of the band entered the space. obinson said that bassist Cliff Williams discovered THUNDERSTRUCK on YouTube and thought that Robinson deserved a tryout.
Robinson said that after having lunch, the band began to play. He explained, "Once they started playing, I was just excited and was just standing there, like, 'What the hell? I'm playing with AC/DC!'"
Guitarist Angus Young told Robinson at the end: "Whatever happens, you've got a hell of a voice."