According to a reliable source, AC/DC are working on a new album that will feature the work of their late guitarist Malcolm Young on “every track”.
The source stated Young’s brother Angus is working on a new AC/DC album that will be dedicated to Malcom’s memory, theband rhythm guitarist who died in November last year after retiring from the band due to early onset dementia.
Malcom and his brother recorded the material that will be used for the album in the early 2000s, five years before their 2008 album ‘Black Ice’.
The source added: “Turns out, five years prior to the ‘Black Ice’ LP, AC/DC’s 15th studio release, Angus and Malcolm Young lived to together …. where they literally wrote hundreds of songs, many were recorded and have been stashed away until now.Angus has decided to select the best tracks from those recordings that Malcolm played on and is now back in the studio recording and mixing them with fellow band mates Phil Rudd, Cliff Williams and yes, Brian Johnson on vocals.”
Brian Johnson, the band’s frontman since 1980, was forced to quit the band in 2016 after suffering hearing loss, and was replaced on the band’s tour by Axl Rose from Guns N’ Roses.
Last month, Johnson was spotted with the band’s former drummer Phil Rudd in Vancouver and the rest of the group was rumoured to be there too. Fans hope they were discussing the release of a new album.
Meanwhile, last March, Axl Rose announced that Angus Young was working on new material, as if he were to appear on it. On the other hand, the band drummer Rudd – who had to leave the group in 2015 following his conviction last year for drug possession and making threats to kill a former employee – said that he would only consider re-joining if the band got rid of Axl Rose”.
We will believe it when we actually hear it, but we really hope these rumours will come true.