AC/DC’s Brian Johnson reportedly confirms new album

A claimed encounter between American grindcore act 'Terrorizer' and AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson, has sparked fresh excitement over a possible new AC/DC album in 2019.

A claimed encounter between American grindcore act ‘Terrorizer’ and AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson, has sparked fresh excitement over a possible new AC/DC album in 2019. The chance meeting reportedly took place in an airport, with a Facebook posting by the band saying:

“We ran into Brian Johnson from AC/DC at the airport today after the flight home and we asked him about the rumors 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.”

The claims, if true, would spell a return to AC/DC vocal duties for Johnson who departed the band in March 2016 citing hearing problems. Johnson was replaced by Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose, with Rose completing the remaining 23 concerts of the Rock Or Bust World Tour.

Rumours of the return of both Johnson and troubled former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd reached fever pitch in August last year when pictures emerged of the duo with Angus Young and Stevie Young outside Vancouver’s Warehouse Studios. AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams, who announced his retirement from the band in July 2016, was not snapped at those sessions.

There’s currently no official word on what was recorded in Vancouver, and the band remains tight-lipped about their future.

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Brian Johnson and Phil Rudd at Warehouse Studios Vancouver

Brian Johnson and Phil Rudd at Warehouse Studios, Vancouver - August 2018

Stevie Young and Angus Young at Warehouse Studios Vancouver

Stevie Young and Angus Young at Warehouse Studios, Vancouver - August 2018


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