From Planet Rock.
Brian Johnson has ‘confirmed’ he is back in the AC/DC fold and is recording a new album with the band.
Rumours that both Brian Johnson and Phil Rudd had rejoined forces with AC/DC exploded last August when photos emerged online that depicted the singer, drummer and engineer Mike Fraser outside Vancouver’s Warehouse Studios where Stevie and Angus Young were also spotted that week.
The rumours were intensified weeks later when JAM Magazine quoted sources who claimed that the new AC/DC album will be dedicated to the memory of Malcolm Young and feature his distinctive rhythm guitar playing lifted from recording sessions several years before ‘Black Ice’.
True to form, AC/DC have remained quiet about their future plans, however, grindcore trio Terrorizer have now claimed that Brian let the cat out of the bag when they bumped into him at an airport this week.
Terrorizer wrote on Monday (28th January): “We ran into Brian Johnson from AC/DC at the airport today after the flight home and we asked him about the rumours of him being on the new AC/DC album and he said ‘yes’ and that he is ‘sick of denying it.’ So that was a cool surprise ending to the tour.”
Brian Johnson performing with AC/DC in February 2016 © Getty
Brian, of course, was replaced by Axl Rose for the final European and North American dates of AC/DC’s Rock or Bust World Tour in 2016 after doctors told him to quit performing live or risk total hearing loss.
Phil Rudd was replaced by Chris Slade in 2015 due to his ongoing legal quagmire and subsequent house arrest.
As recently as February 2018, Brian reflected upon his 36-year tenure with AC/DC, saying: “On stage, it was getting harder and harder to hear the guitars, even hear the keys, and I was basically going on muscle memory.
“And I’m not the kind of guy who likes to cheat. The way I look at it, I had a great run.”
Phil Rudd, meanwhile, has made no secret of the fact he’d like to rejoin AC/DC. “I’d like to be involved with Angus again, maybe on the next album or something,” he told Finland’s Kaaos TV in April 2017.
“But I still have some traveling restrictions, and I’m not sure if I can go to America or not. I’ve got some lawyers doing some work so I can go back to America, but I’m not too sure. So I have some limitations on what I can do, and I’m just making the best of my situation at the moment.”
It’s currently unclear who will play bass on the new AC/DC album after Cliff Williams quit the band in September 2016.
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