Axl Rose has had quite an interesting past few weeks — he reunited Guns N’ Roses for the first time in 23 years, broke his left foot, utilized Dave Grohl’s concert throne, and took over AC/DC vocalist duties from the hearing-impaired (or is he…) Brian Johnson. Rose has, in general, been warmly received by the fans of Australia’s resident hard-rockers, but there’s one rock veteran who’s publicly not loving the band’s restructuring and treatment of Johnson: The Who’s Roger Daltrey.
“I mean, I really feel badly for Brian,” he told the London Free Press this week. “It must be heartbreaking for him after all the service he’s given that band over the years. I thought their farewell statement to the press and to Brian was fairly curt to say the least. I felt for him. That must have hurt. I’ve spoken to Brian. He’s got loads of other things he wants to do in his life. I think AC/DC will miss Brian much more than Brian will miss AC/DC. There you go. What do you expect from Australians?” Seemingly unsatisfied with his choice of closing remarks, Daltrey added: “I mean, go and see karaoke with Axl Rose? Give me a break.”
Oof. (Although doing karaoke with Axl Rose would probably be oddly enjoyable.)