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One Big Reason We’re Thankful For Axl Rose

Today (February 6) is Axl Rose’s birthday, and this past year certainly has been a busy one for the singer, but there’s a specific reason we’d like to recognize him today.  (And no, it has nothing to do with the fact he’s been punctual lately.)

However you felt about Axl fronting AC/DC on tour, there is one thing that was obviously:  He’s clearly a fan and very respectful of the AC/DC catalog, particularly of some of the deeper cuts via Bon Scott.  We’re not sure how he convinced Angus Young to include more Bon tracks on the setlist, but we’re sure thankful he did.  In honor of Axl’s birthday, take a listen to some of those songs.

 

“Dog Eat Dog”

AC/DC - DOG EAT DOG - Prague 22.05.2016 ("Rock Or Bust"-Worldtour 2016)

AC/DC live at the Airport Letňany in Prague (Czech Republic) on their "Rock Or Bust" Worldtour 2016.

 

“Riff Raff”

AC/DC with Axl Rose - Riff Raff (Live) - London 04/06/2016

All guns blazing!!

 

“Touch Too Much”

AC/DC AND AXL ROSE - TOUCH TOO MUCH LIVE (FIRST TIME EVER)

First time this song has been played live, ever! My favourite AC/DC song, and Axl nailed it! Original uploaded by Marco290991, Czech out their channel!

 

“Rock ‘N’ Roll Damnation”

AC/DC - ROCK 'N' ROLL DAMNATION - Lisbon 07.05.2016 ("Rock Or Bust"-Worldtour 2016)

AC/DC live at the Passeio Marítimo de Algés in Lisbon (Portugal) on their "Rock Or Bust" Worldtour 2016.

 

“If You Want Blood (You Got It)”

AC/DC W/Axl Rose - If You Want Blood (Madison Square Garden,Nyc) 9.14.16

AC/DC W/Axl Rose - If You Want Blood (live) Madison Square Garden New York City,New York 9.14.16

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel.  (True story.)