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Axl Rose Appears With AC/DC For First Time In Lisbon Promo Video

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Axl Rose with AC/DC

We got our first glimpse of Axl Rose with the members of his other band on Thursday morning (May 5),  when the Guns N' Roses singer sat down with AC/DC's Angus Young and Cliff Williams in a promotional video in advance of the group's debut show together. Seated on high stools in a large rehearsal space/airplane hangar, the trio gave a very brief preview of their unlikely union.

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"Lisbon here we come," said guitarist Young. "You know we're really excited to be here in Portugal. We're here to give you a great rock show so we hope to see you all there." Not used to being the silent partner in a huge rock band, Rose sat mute as Young talked, glancing off camera several times during the 17-second clip. 

After an awkward pause, Rose -- wearing black jeans, a black t-shirt and black fedora -- added, "absolutely, we're very excited to be there." Williams chimed in with, "we'll see you on Saturday!"

Saturday's show marks the first time Rose will take the stage with the other two members of the "Back in Black" band, standing in for singer Brian Johnson, who is sitting out the remainder of AC/DC's Rock or Bust world tour after doctors advised him against performing over fears that he could suffer permanent hearing loss.

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Current plans calls for Rose to play 12 European dates with AC/DC before returning home to prep for GNR's summer Not In This Lifetime stadium tour. If you can't wait, there are several fan-recorded videos (with poor audio) featuring the purported sounds of the Axl/DC rehearsals in Lisbon.