Rob Halford IS NOT Joining AC/DC As Lead Singer

Fact Check

  • by: Jeremy Smith

Last week it was reported that the lead singer of AC/DC, Brian Johnson, had cancelled the band's current "Rock or Bust" World Tour due to possible total hearing loss. Now the trolls are spreading NOT TRUE stories about who is "replacing" Johnson. There are many hoax stories out there but this particular story takes the cake for hardcore religious bashing and irresponsible journalism.

The NOT TRUE story purports that Rob Halford, of Judas Priest fame, is replacing Brian Johnson on AC/DC's current tour. Right off the bat the story goes for the religious jugular "Earlier this week, Brian Johnson was ordered to stop touring as lead singer of the satanic metal band, AC/DC".

The story goes on to state:

The name emerging as most prominent to replace Johnson, according to original AC/DC Drummer, Chris Laid, is that of Judas Priest singer, Robert Halford. Halford, whose own band is drying out after years of drugs and touring, is free to do the singing. He's filled in for dinosaur rocker bands in the past, most famously with The Black Sabbaths, when their singer at the time, Ronnie Doi, quit in a hissy fit over a second billing at some hippie festival.

If you believe this story, you got another thing coming. They can't even spell Ronnie James Dio's name correctly. We won't bother you with any further explanation as to why this story is a HOAX. Rockers, rest easy; you won't be getting a DC/Priest mashup. AC/DC has cancelled the tour.

Lead Stories' Trendolizerβ„’ is constantly scouring the web for the hottest news, viral videos and images.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @LeadStoriesCom for your daily news.

Jeremy Smith is from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is an editor at Lead Stories,, mainly focusing on debunking hoax stories. 

Read more about or contact

About us

International Fact-Checking Organization Meta Third-Party Fact Checker

Lead Stories is a U.S. based fact checking website that is always looking for the latest false, misleading, deceptive or inaccurate stories, videos or images going viral on the internet.
Spotted something? Let us know!.

Lead Stories is a:

Follow us on social media

Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from Lead Stories LLC:

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.

Most Read

Most Recent

Share your opinion