Meet the Unknown Singer who Almost Became AC/DC's New Frontman
Lee Robinson, the relatively unknown frontman of AC/DC tribute band Thunderstruck was nearly appointed as Brian Johnson’s replacement. And he’s not thrilled to have been snubbed by Axl Rose.
Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, Robinson admitted that he initially thought it was an “elaborate hoax” when he was flown out to perform for the band, after hearing problems forced Brian Johnson to pull out of the tour.
“I thought it was all good, and [I got] good feedback from everybody,” he said. “In my own mind, no matter his fame or publicity, I’m as much of a rock star as Axl Rose, and I think everyone should live that way.”