AC/DC reportedly working on new album using Malcolm Young’s recordings

The band's guitarist died last year

AC/DC are working on a new album which will feature the work of their late rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young on “every track”, according to “a reliable source inside the AC/DC camp”, as quoted by Dallas publication JAM Magazine.

According to the source Young’s brother Angus is working on a new AC/DC album, to be dedicated to Malcom’s memory. The rhythm guitarist died in November last year after retiring from the band due to early onset dementia.

Malcolm recorded the material that will be used for the album along with his brother in the early 2000s, ‘five years prior’ to their 2008 album ‘Black Ice’.

The source told JAM: “Turns out, five years prior to the ‘Black Ice’ LP, AC/DC’s 15th studio release, Angus and Malcolm Young lived to together [sic] where they literally wrote hundreds of songs, many were recorded and have been stashed away until now.

“Angus has decided to selected [sic] 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.”.

The band’s frontman since 1980, Brian Johnson, was forced to quit the band in 2016 after suffering hearing loss, and was replaced on the band’s tour by Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose.

Last month, Johnson was rumoured to be reuniting with the rock legends for a new record after being spotted with the band’s former drummer Phil Rudd in Vancouver. The rest of the group were rumoured to be there too.

In March, meanwhile, Axl Rose was the favourite to appear on a new album after he told The Rockpit that Angus Young was working on new material.

Drummer Rudd was ousted from the group in 2015 following his conviction last year for drug possession and making threats to kill a former employee.

In 2016 he said he would only consider rejoining if the band “get rid of Axl Rose”.