AC/DC posed as airport security to prank Guns n' Roses.

Duff McKagan

Duff McKagan

The 'Welcome to the Jungle' hitmakers are currently touring Australia and were surprised to be told to stay on their plane in Sydney while staff carried out extra checks - before the airline worker was revealed to be AC/DC's guitarist Angus Young.

Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan tweeted: "Told we had to stay on plane last night in Sydney; 'airport security' wanted to do a check. We waited. It was Angus Young in an orange vest! (sic)"

But Angus also gave his friends a pleasant welcome to the country with a pretty bouquet of flowers.

Lebeis Fernando, a member of GNR's management team, posted a picture of the gift, which was accompanied by a 'Welcome to Sydney!' card signed by the 'Highway to Hell' rocker and his wife Ella.

He added the caption: "I have missed these two, Angus and Ella. AC/DC Family."

The two bands have grown closer after Axl Rose replaced Brian Johnson in AC/DC after the rocker was ordered to stop performing live in order to save his hearing.

Meanwhile, earlier this week, Brian thanked AC/DC's fans for raising funds in honour of former member Malcolm Young, who left the band as he has been stricken with Alzheimers disease.

Brian said: "I just want to say, I'm so proud of what you're doing for the Alzheimer dementia research. As you know we have a wounded soldier, Malcolm and I think what you're doing to raise the awareness of everyone about this dreadful disease is just absolutely fabulous.

"I know Malcolm would be so proud of you. I am and I want to thank you for doing this. We've tried to tell people about this awful disease, tried to get a cure for it. You guys are helping and I'm so proud of you."