Axl Rose gets back on his feet as AC/DC hit Vienna – watch

Guns N' Roses frontman is playing with AC/DC on temporary basis

Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose played his first AC/DC gig out of the throne he’s been forced to sit in since breaking a bone in his foot last night.

AC/DC headlined the Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna, Austria on Thursday night (May 19). Rose performed part of the set from the throne he has borrowed from Dave Grohl but also got up on his feet at various points and was able to contribute more toward the band’s high energy live show.

Fan shot footage from the Vienna gig can be seen below:


‘Shoot To Thrill’

‘Whole Lotta Rosie’

‘High Voltage’


AC/DC played their first gig with new frontman Rose in Portugal at the start of the month (May 7).

The band have recruited Rose, who normally fronts Guns N’ Roses, after their singer Brian Johnson was advised against performing live on medical grounds. A tour originally booked with Johnson as their singer was rearranged.

NME Exclusive Interview: Axl Rose And AC/DC On The New Shows, His First Audition And What’s Next For The Band.

Ahead of the show, Rose and his new AC/DC bandmates spoke to NME in an exclusive interview.

Asked about whether Rose had enlisted advise from Johnson, the singer said: “I have not spoken with Brian, only because we haven’t spoken much about Brian. There hasn’t been any negative talk with the guys or anything, it’s just the time schedule of having to get things together for the shows, while also I had Guns N’ Roses commitments and then breaking the foot. The day I found out it was broken I left the hospital to rehearse. My only day off was the surgery day and the next day was back to rehearsals.”

AC/DC play two UK shows: London’s Olympic Stadium on June 4 and Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on June 9.

Rose will then rejoin Guns N’ Roses for their ‘Not In This Lifetime’ North American tour, which runs from June 23 to August 22. The band – now missing just one member of its classic lineup, Izzy Stradlin – played their first gigs back with two Coachella headline sets last month.