Marc Storace throws his hat in the ring for AC/DC frontman role

Krokus singer says he is open to offers to replace AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson, who has been advised by doctors to stop touring immediately 

Krokus frontman Marc Storace
Krokus frontman Marc Storace

Krokus frontman Marc Storace would "certainly" accept an invitation to fill in for current  AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson, who has recently been advised by doctors to stop touring immediately or face total hearing loss, according to music industry website

The Maltese-born vocalist, whose band has opened for AC/DC in the past and who had once turned down an opportunity to audition with the band to replace Bon Scott in 1980, had described the fact that the situation has come up again as “incredible.”

"As far as it concerns me, obviously there's my loyalty to Krokus, but the guys would understand if the offer came and I would certainly take it up this time and go for an audition. Then it's up to [AC/DC lead guitarist] Angus [Young] to decide.”

In a 2013 interview with Swiss newspaper Blick, Storace had confirmed that he had been invited to replace Scott in AC/DC over 30 years ago. “One day a guy flew from Birmingham, England to Solothurn, Switzerland and told me to come for an audition,” recalled the singer. “I wasn't interested at all… I was happy in Switzerland. Krokus started just to break through internationally — even in the United States. We were No. 1 everywhere. In the band, there was this great camaraderie. I did not wanted to leave to go anywhere else. I was here at home. I am a loyal dog."

However 64-year-old Storace has denied rumours that he has already been contacted about the possibility of filling in for Johnson this time around.

“This thing is not an easy thing to decide. I don't know what's happening and I don't wanna ask. I'm concentrating on my life and if they decide it's gonna be someone else, I'll continue with my life as always."