- BY Meera Jagannathan NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, April 23, 2016, 2:05 PM
- Roger Daltrey sure has an appetite for destructive commentary.
- The Who frontman dismissed the new Axl Rose-fronted AC/DC — a result of singer Brian Johnson’s unceremonious departure because of hearing loss — as “karaoke” during a recent interview.
In another swipe at the Aussie band, he added that its members would miss Johnson far more than he’d miss them — musing, “What do you expect from Australians?”
AC/DC announced recently that the Guns N’ Roses singer would replace Johnson, who joined the metal band in 1980, for its handful of remaining “Rock or Bust” tour dates.
Amid an outcry from fervent fans, Johnson felt compelled to release a statement assuring them it'd been his decision to stop touring because of the risk of “total deafness.”
There had, however, been rumors that Johnson was ousted from the band for non-hearing-related reasons.
“My sources tell me Brian was slowing down and didn't want to work as hard as Angus (who is younger) did,” SiriusXM host Eddie Trunk wrote on his blog last week.
“My doctors have told me that I can continue to record in studios and I intend to do that,” he said.