AC/DC’s Brian Johnson puts retirement rumours to bed

AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson has poured cold water on rumours the band is set to retire, according to the UK's Telegraph newspaper.

AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson has poured cold water on rumours the band is set to retire, according to the UK’s Telegraph newspaper.

“We are definitely getting together in May in Vancouver,” he told the Telegraph. “We’re going to pick up some guitars, have a plonk, and see if anybody has got any tunes or ideas. If anything happens, we’ll record it.”

Johnson has confirmed certain aspects of recent media reports surrounding the health of one of the band’s members. He denied this meant AC/DC was calling it quits.

“I wouldn’t like to say anything either way about the future,” said Johnson. “I’m not ruling anything out. One of the boys has a debilitating illness, but I don’t want to say too much about it. He is very proud and private, a wonderful chap. We’ve been pals for 35 years and I look up to him very much.”

ACDCfans.net can report that doubts over the likelihood of a new AC/DC album and 40th anniversary tour have been well known within industry and fan circles for several weeks, with ongoing health concerns delaying earlier plans to record new AC/DC material.

The highly anticipated tour was revealed by the lead singer in February. “That would be a wonderful way to say bye bye,” Johnson added, hinting that the tour may be their last. “We would love to do it. But it’s all up in the air at the moment.”

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