Brian Johnson has reportedly confirmed that he’ll be singing on a new AC/DC album.
Last year, it was reported that the rock icons were working on a new album that will feature the work of their late rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young on “every track”, according to “a reliable source inside the AC/DC camp”. The rhythm guitarist died in November 2017 after retiring from the band due to early onset dementia.
Johnson meanwhile 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. He was then 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.
Now, American band Terrorizer have confirmed the news after meeting the legendary frontman in an airport.
“We ran into Brian Johnson from AC/DC at the airport today after the flight home,” they wrote on Facebook.
“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.”
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Speaking last year, a source close to the band said: “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.”.
Drummer Phil Rudd was ousted from the group in 2015 following his conviction last year for drug possession and making threats to kill a former employee.