Singer Brian Johnson and drummer Phil Rudd are both back in AC/DC, it is confirmed by two respectable musicians.
While speaking to Loudwire, Behemoth mastermind Adam “Nergal” Darski has confirmed that Johnson is back and that new album is coming.
“I know there’s a new AC/DC album in the making with Malcolm Young,” Nergal said. “It’s coming. It’s going to be an outtake from Rock or Bust. What do I expect? I expect nothing more and nothing less, just give me f*cking rhythm and Angus and Malcom’s guitar. Don’t give me anything extra. [Brian Johnson] is back in the band.”
Twisted Sister singer Dee Snider also confirmed the news, with also adding that Rudd is back behind the drum kit as well.
Responding to a fan asking if one of the classic AC/DC members was sick, Snider replied: “He died. RIP Malcolm Young. But all four surviving members have reunited WITH tracks recorded by Malcolm while he was still alive. Malcolm‘s nephew Stevie Young is replacing him (he’s done this a couple of times before). It’s as close as you can get to the original band. @acdc”
In October, Chicago-based DJ and promoter Nick Fury has said that AC/DC will be headlining North American festivals next year which will also mark return of singer Brian Johnson to the group.
He said in a social media post: “Metallica will be headlining all DWP festivals in 2020 including: Sonic Temple, Louder Than Life, Welcome To Rockville, Epicenter, and Aftershock. This includes a new sponsor for all the festivals, Blackened Whisky.
“Slipknot is rumored to be performing at all of these festivals as well but doing a very special double set. One set of fan favorites while the other set will feature the entire new album, We Are Not Your Kind played in full.”
The final headliner for 1 or 2 of these festivals will be none other than AC/DC featuring the return of Brian Johnson on vocals as a part of a full 2020 world tour.
We also expect to see Judas Priest on several lineups as they celebrate the bands 50th anniversary and have 2 North American runs set for 2020.