Who would have guessed adding Axl Rose to the equation would pan out so well? The Axl/DC experiment continues to roll on and fans in Greensboro were treated to a cut that hasn’t been played live since the first Reagan administration.
Last night’s concert featured a healthy sampling of the hits (“Back in Black,” “You Shook Me All Night Long,” “Highway to Hell”), but the most intriguing tune on the set list was the appearance on the T.N.T. track “Live Wire” which hasn’t been played by AC/DC since 1982. As is customary when these sorts of things happen, fan footage of the unexpected “Live Wire” live resurrection has already bubbled up online. If you’ll direct your attention to the top of the page, you can see peppy Axl and gang (including Angus Young in full Angus Young mode) hard at work inside that YouTube rectangle.
The Greensboro gig marks the kickoff date for the latest stretch of the adversity-stuffed Rock or Bust tour. AC/DC is currently on Leg 7 of their massive global jaunt and have a number of U.S. stops on the immediate agenda until the whole affair wraps up with the grand finale in Philadelphia on September 20.
(Via Rolling Stone)