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Brian Johnson reportedly confirms new AC/DC album

In August last year, there were whispers that estranged AC/DC members Brian Johnson and Phil Rudd were looking to reform the band. They allegedly tried to keep their recording sessions in Canada secret last year but when they photographed smoking together on a balcony, the rumour mill began to churn.

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.

Los Angeles outfit Terrorizer say that they bumped into Johnson at an airport recently when they returned home from their European tour – and, asked if the rumours were true, Johnson replied, “Yes” and said he was “sick of denying it.”

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. Meanwhile, 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.

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Maya Rose Radcliffe

Editor of Music Crowns, Maya, has been working in music since the age of sixteen. She’s written for a series of different publications both in print and online including Clash, DIY, The Line of Best Fit, Spindle, New York-based Impose Magazine and The Playground, which she also used to edit. @mayarrad.

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