Alice Cooper Thought Axl Rose Joining AC/DC Was An "April Fools Thing"

19 April 2016, 17:04 | Updated: 19 April 2016, 18:05

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The Poison singer revealed his initial reaction to the Guns N' Roses frontman joining the Aussie rockers.

Alice Cooper has given his opinion on the news that Axl Rose will provide vocals for AC/DC on tour.

The Poison singer has admitted that although he initially thought the rumours about the Guns N' Roses frontman joining the Aussie rockers was an "April Fools thing," he thinks it "might just work".

"At first I thought it was an April Fool's thing,"  the Godfather of Shock Rock told Rolling Stone.

"I went, 'Oh, come on.' Then I started thinking about it and said, 'You know, his voice is absolutely perfect for that band. That might just work.'"

Explaining why Axl and the Aussie band could be a winning formula, he said: "I just think that's such a unique combination."

He added: "Whoever has tickets to that show has got the golden ticket, because who doesn't want to see that?"

Well, it seems the outspoken Noel Gallagher might be amongst those who don't, telling Aussie radio show that he thought it was "wrong".

Watch the interview below:

Meanwhile AC/DC singer Brian Johnson released an official statement today, following his departure from the band.

The Black In Black singer has revealed that the advise given by doctors that he must quit touring or risk "total hearing loss" was the "the darkest day of (his) professional life.

However, he maintained he would be with the band "at every show in spirit".

Read his full statement here.

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