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Hives’ Pelle Almqvist applies for AC/DC frontman job

By | Published on Monday 14 March 2016

AC/DC Rock Or Bust

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson pulling out of live dates on doctor’s orders could be seen as an opportunity for the whole band to retire in a dignified and entirely understandable manner. Or, alternatively, it could be an opportunity for The Hives’ Pelle Almqvist to live out some kind of childhood fantasy. Tough choice.

As previously reported, the band postponed their remaining US tour dates last week after Johnson was told that he risked “total hearing loss” if he did not stop performing with immediate effect.

To be fair to Almsvist, the band did then say in a statement that they would reschedule a show in Atlanta later this year “likely with a guest vocalist”, so his unsolicited application for the frontman job isn’t entirely without purpose.

“Very sad to hear Brian Johnson can’t do a bunch of AC/DC shows due to health problems”, wrote Almqvist on the Hives’ Facebook page. “That man is a legend. I would like to offer my sincerest well wishes and get wells. And if any help is needed, I put my foot forward and say: HERE I AM! I have many many years of experience rocking the world’s biggest stages and according to others I am the greatest frontman in rock”.

On his AC/DC-specific skills he adds that he has “already been singing those songs since I was six years old”.