AC/DC have confirmed their return to active duty by announcing that veteran singer Brian Johnson, drummer Phil Rudd and bassist Cliff Williams have rejoined the band after several years’ absence.
AC/DC singer Brian Johnson has shared his hopes for a 2021 tour, plus given an update on Angus Young's health and what the rest of the band have been up to in lockdown.
AC/DC have been in something of a flux over the past few years, following the conclusion of their 2016 Rock or Bust World Tour. Cliff Williams’ retirement, Brian Johnson’s hearing loss and Phil Rudd’s legal problems meant Angus Young was holding what was left of the band together. And then when his brother Malcolm Young died a year later, it looked like AC/DC were well and truly finished. However, with rumours of a reunion and new album in the works, fans have been getting very excited.
In July, Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider, a close friend of the band, claimed that their next album is already finished but its release has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the band’s biggest album, 1980’s “Back in Black,” which debuted enduring hits for the band such as the title track as well as “You Shook Me All Night Long." The album sold more than 50 million copies worldwide, according to the outlet.