Bing Search

Music News

©AP / Angus Young, Brian Johnson of AC/DC
© AP / Angus Young, Brian Johnson of AC/DC
Brian Johnson: 'AC/DC to rock on'

WENN

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson has silenced rumours of an impending split by insisting the band still plans to hit the studio in May to record new material

The Back In Black hitmakers were thrust into the spotlight this week when reports emerged suggesting they were planning to announce their retirement due to the failing health of one of the bandmembers.

Johnson has now spoken out to assure fans the group still plans to honor a commitment to begin recording sessions in Canada in May, however, he does concede that one of the musicians is suffering from a "debilitating illness."

He tells Telegraph.co.uk, "We are definitely getting together in May in Vancouver. We're going to pick up some guitars, have a plonk, and see if anybody has got any tunes or ideas. If anything happens, we'll record it."

He adds of the future of the band, "I wouldn't like to say anything either way about the future. I'm not ruling anything out. One of the boys has a debilitating illness, but I don't want to say too much about it. He is very proud and private, a wonderful chap. We've been pals for 35 years and I look up to him very much."

Johnson has previously insisted the group planned an ambitious tour to mark their 40th anniversary in the music industry, but he admits he has no idea whether it will still go ahead: "That would be a wonderful way to say bye bye. We would love to do it. But it's all up in the air at the moment."

2Comments
Apr 16, 2014 10:57AM
avatar
Hope all the band members are well enough to go out on tour.  I saw a headline at the top of this page stating that jay z and beyonce are going on tour together.  Who do you think would bring in more fans and money on tour, the band that produced the highest selling rock album/cd of all time in Back in Black or those two a$$ clowns?
Apr 16, 2014 7:57AM
avatar
acdc are the kings of hard rock this should be top news **** a jay-z and beyonce
Report
Please help us to maintain a healthy and vibrant community by reporting any illegal or inappropriate behavior. If you believe a message violates theCode of Conductplease use this form to notify the moderators. They will investigate your report and take appropriate action. If necessary, they report all illegal activity to the proper authorities.
Categories
100 character limit
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
more on msn music
Miranda Lambert/Pharrell Williams/Janelle Monae
See highlights from this summers' biggest current tours and festivals
Ed Sheeran: From touring with Taylor to a single with Pharrell, British troubadour navigates to pop's mainstream
Most memorable BET moments: Check out six highlights from the 2014 awards' nearly four hour event
Courtney on Kurt: His widow and Hole front woman reveals Cobain was "desperate" to achieve rock stardom
Prince reigns: The funk-rock-pop wizard reveals another full-length set ready to roll out for fans