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Roger Daltrey Isn’t a Fan of the New AC/DC; You Know, the One With Axl Rose

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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.)

Roger Daltrey’s Not a Fan of the New AC/DC