AC/DC, who broke off a North American tour last month after saying that Johnson was at risk of permanent hearing loss, said Rose would make his debut with the band on a 12-show European leg starting on May 7 in Lisbon.
Rose is replacing AC/DC singer Brian Johnson, according to a statement posted Saturday on the band's website. Johnson had been advised by doctors in March "to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss." So fans, this is as legit as it gets.
The band thanked him for his contributions and dedication to their music throughout the years in the statement as he has been on vocals for the band since 1980 after the death of original singer Bon Scott. Their first album together, "Back in Black" became AC/DC's biggest selling record and is considered a hard rock classic.
Rose, who has fronted Guns N' Roses since 1985, will tour this summer in Guns N' Roses "Not in This Lifetime" stadium tours with the reunited band that includes former members Slash and Duff McKagan.
The band says to expect an announcement soon on rescheduling the 10 U.S. dates for AC/DC that will include Rose at the microphone.