Ross Young, the son of AC/DC's retired guitarist Malcolm Young, has reportedly confirmed that Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose will replace frontman Brian Johnson for the remainder of the band's world tour.

AC/DC have had to reschedule US dates after singer Johnson was advised by doctors to "stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss".

Alternative Nation reports that Ross Young has claimed that recent rumours about the Guns n' Roses frontman are correct.

According to reports, Young commented on Facebook: "It's true" and "He can and he will". However, he later deleted the posts.

Alternative Nation previously reported that Atlanta radio DJ Jason Bailey had claimed that a "very very good source" told him that Rose will join AC/DC and had auditioned with the group in Atlanta. 

"This is what I’m being told, Axl was meeting with the AC/DC group, because it’s all but a done deal that Axl will front AC/DC for the ten remaining shows. All ten, including Atlanta," he said on Atlanta Radio 100.5.

"From what I was told, this was all kind of new inside information to me, Angus [Young, AC/DC guitarist] is a very black and white guy," he added. "He’s like, Brian, for health reasons, can’t continue fronting the band. He was supposed to retire after the last tour, so they wanted to continue going out on the road and continue making music, so if you can’t do it, we appreciate your services, but the show must go on.

"They’re in town, they were auditioning people for the job, and then they flew Axl in, again, this is from my source."

Meanwhile, the "classic" line-up of Guns N' Roses are reuniting in the summer for shows, including a headline slot at US festival Coachella in April and warm up gigs in Las Vegas.