Longtime AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson has reportedly confirmed that he will appear on the band’s upcoming studio album, after having to drop off the tour for the group’s last record, 2014’s Rock Or Bust. Johnson apparently broke the news earlier this week when he bumped into the American band Terrorizer at an airport near his home in Sarasota, Florida.
The members of Terrorizer took to their Facebook page on Monday (January 28th) to recap the group’s just-completed European tour. After praising the other bands on the trek and thanking its road crew, they wrote: “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.”
Rumors of Johnson’s involvement with a new AC/DC record have been circulating for several months, ever since he and drummer Phil Rudd, along with guitarists Angus Young and Stevie Young, were photographed outside Vancouver’s Warehouse Studios. Both Rudd and Johnson left the lineup at different points in the Rock Or Bust cycle, Rudd due to a drug arrest and Johnson because he was warned that he faced total hearing loss if he did not leave the road.
While AC/DC has yet to reveal any details of a new studio recording, online reports have also indicated that Angus will dedicate the new album to his late brother Malcolm. The latter left the band that he co-founded 40 years earlier in 2014 after being diagnosed with dementia and passed away in 2017.
Story source: Blabbermouth