The news broke this week that Axl Rose will be fronting AC/DC for the remainder of their ‘Rock or Bust’ tour in addition to singing for the newly reunited Guns N Roses.
Why stop there?
Here are 10 bands that would also be better with Rose at the helm.
One Direction – Since Zayn Malik left in 2015 the group has been deprived of a fifth member. If you look closely, Harry Styles actually resembles a young Axl back in the day. The boy band would definitely get a lot more street cred if they added Rose…and 50-year-old groupies.
Coldplay – A Super Bowl performance with Rose on lead vocals would have been better then what we were subjected to back in February. I don’t know the titles of any Coldplay songs, but anything has to be better than Chris Martin.
Nickelback – Call me an old soul, but I actually like Chad Kroeger’s butt-rock singing style. STILL, I think “Photograph “ would pull on the heartstrings just little more with Axl screeching through it.
Bon Jovi – This band needs a real lead singer and not some guy who wants to buy football teams. Bon Jovi wrote a handful of great songs at just the right time, and every couple years the band comes out with another rally anthem. I know the band is named after the lead singer, but ‘Livin on a Prayer’ was pretty much Axl’s life back in the late 80’s/early 90’s. This would be sweet.
Dixie Chicks – Three women is way too many, admit it.
[Like Josh Womack so far? Listen to him on Railbird’s Nest #25]
Stone Temple Pilots – The ole’ switch-a-roo! With the late Scott Weiland fronting Velvet Revolver in the early 2000’s (complete with Slash, Duff and Matt Sorum), it only makes sense that Rose steps in for ‘Interstate Love Song’. I can actually hear Rose swaying and singing along to gems like ‘Sour Girl’ and “Vaseline”. Wow, this one actually makes sense.
Aerosmith – I love Steven Tyler, but seeing Axl Rose sing ‘Dream On’ would be life changing.
Spice Girls – Axl was one of the hottest chicks back in the day so naturally this would be awesome.
Bad Company – Getting goose bumps about this one! Bad Company is some of the best adult-oriented rock music, and Paul Rodgers is one of the best voices EVER. BUT I think Axl could really rock out “Feel Like Makin’ Love” and “Shooting Star”.
Van Halen – Not sure how Axl would be able to do high-kicks with a broken leg, but I think Rose would somehow bring balance between the Van Halen and Van Hagar eras. The ginger from Indiana could also do a more than adequate job of matching Roth’s stage presence and squeals. And at least it’s not Gary Cherone.