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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AC/DC - Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution p/s - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.70, €11.40 (New Item) (arrived 19-Aug-2019 16:26)
AC/DC Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution (1980 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including Hells Bells, card picture sleeve. The sleeve has some light ringwear, whilst the vinyl looks barely played K11630)
AC/DC - Highway To Hell - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.40, €22.80 (New Item) (arrived 19-Aug-2019 13:06)
AC/DC Highway To Hell (1979 UK 10-track vinyl LP, the first album to be produced by Robert John 'Mutt' Lange and sadly the last with lead singer Bon Scott, including the classic title track and If You Want Blood [You Got It], picture sleeve. Thesleeve shows just a little light edge scuffing, whilst the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play K50628)
AC/DC - If You Want Blood - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £18.00, $22.86, €20.52 (New Item) (arrived 19-Aug-2019 13:03)
AC/DC If You Want Blood (1978 UK 10-track LP, featuring scorching live versions of High Voltage, Let There Be Rock & more recorded during their 1978 World Tour, picture sleeve. The sleeve has just a little light edge scuffing, whilst the vinyl looks barely played K50532)
AC/DC - Let There Be Rock - UK - 7" vinyl - £12.00, $15.24, €13.68 (New Item) (arrived 19-Aug-2019 11:12)
AC/DC Let There Be Rock (1978 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including Problem Child, WEA group die-cut paper sleeve. The vinyl remains excellent with a few signs of play K11018)
AC/DC - Japan Tour '81 - VG/EX - Japanese - picture disc LP - Promo - £250.00, $317.50, €285.00 (New Item) (arrived 16-Aug-2019 11:12)
AC/DC Japan Tour '81 (Mega rare 1981 Japanese promotional-only 12-track clear rimmed Picture Disc LP featuring a unique compilation of tracks, complete with the original clear PVC envelope sleeve. The disc features a great picture of Angus onstage standing in front of the drums with mini pictures of the other band members at the bottom. The back features the classic image of a stabbed Angus with the neck of a guitar sticking in his back. In terms of condition, there are some heat marks on Side Twoof the disc, mainly as a reaction to the pvc after all this time, with Side One unaffected. We are strictly grading this example VG+/EX-, apart from the odd little hiss or click the sound quality has not deteriorated and can still be enjoyed, still a nice example of one of the most desirable AC/DC picture discs, offered at an advantageous price PS-180)
AC/DC - Fly On The Wall - German - vinyl LP - £15.00, $19.05, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 14-Aug-2019 15:09)
AC/DC Fly On The Wall (1985 German 10-track vinyl LP, the tenth studio album by the Australian rock legends, including the single Danger, complete with illustrated lyric inner, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some light edge and spine wear, whilst the vinyl looks barely played)
AC/DC - Blow Up Your Video - 2nd - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $19.05, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 12-Aug-2019 16:04)
AC/DC Blow Up Your Video (1990 UK issue of the 1988 10-track LP, pressed in Germany for the UK market, the tenth international studio album by the Australian hard rockers, produced by Harry Vanda & George Young & the last to feature drummer Simon Wright. The glossy picture sleeve shows little shelfwear & the vinyl has just the odd light sign of play WX144)
AC/DC - For Those About To Rock We Salute You - Italian - vinyl LP - £15.00, $19.05, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 01-Aug-2019 15:26)
AC/DC For Those About To Rock We Salute You (1981 Italian 10-track vinyl LP, their seventh internationally released studio album and the second with Brian Johnson on vocals, embossed bronze effect gatefold picture sleeve with a live photo acrossthe centre spread. The sleeve displays some monor wear with a small mark on the front and some edgewear, whilst the vinyl looks barely played W50851)
AC/DC - The Razors Edge - Italian - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.40, €22.80 (New Item) (arrived 01-Aug-2019 15:14)
AC/DC The Razors Edge (1990 Italian 12-track vinyl LP, the groups twelfth studio album including Thunderstruck, Moneytalks, Are You Ready and Mistress For Christmas. The glossy picture sleeve displays some minor wear mostly to the edges & spine, whilst the vinyl looks barely played
AC/DC - Powerage - Barcoded sleeve - German - vinyl LP - £15.00, $19.05, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 12-Jul-2019 18:08)
AC/DC Powerage (1990 German pressed European 'Nice Price' series issue of the 1978 10-track vinyl LP on the green & orange Atlantic label with 3 lines of perimeter text, including the single Rock'n' Roll Damnation. The custom-stickered glossy picture sleeve IS barcoded on the back and shows just light shelfwear to the edges while the vinyl appears in stunning barely played condition ATL50483)