AC/DC Gets Brian Johnson Back
KANSAS CITY, MO - FEBRUARY 28: Singer Brian Johnson of AC/DC performs at Sprint Center on February 28, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jason Squires/WireImage)
Remember last year when photos surfaced showing Brian Johnson and Phil Rudd outside a Vancouver recording studio where Angus Young and Stevie Young were also spotted the next day? It was the same studio they used in the past for their last three albums which suggested that they may be back together and recording new material.
Well it seems like our hunch was correct – that Johnson’s back as the frontman of AC/DC. Now, American grindcore band Terrorizer claimed that he just confirmed it to them. On their official Facebook page, Terrorizer gave a brief account of the final show for their European tour. Then they mentioned that they ran into Johnson at the airport.
“We ran into Brian Johnson from ACDC at the airport today after the flight home and we asked him about the rumors of him being on the new ACDC album and he said “Yes” and that he is ” Sick of denying it”. So that was a cool surprise ending to the tour.”
Katherine Turman, who produced Nights with Alice Cooper and co-wrote Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal, reached out to them and asked about it. She said in a Facebook post:
“Guitarist (and back up drummer for Obituary) Lee Harrison (who is also the drummer and founder of Monstrosity) confirmed that Brian Johnson was returning from LA to his home in Florida and the band asked him “if the rumors were true about him being on the new album,” and Brian said YES. Brian also said he was “sick of denying it.” This took place in the long-term parking garage, ha!!”
It was back in 2016 when Johnson was forced to leave AC/DC because of his hearing problems thus leaving the band with no choice but to continue their Rock Or Bust world tour with Axl Rose as their temporary frontman.
Aside from rumors of a new album, there have also been reports that their record will feature some works of late rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young who passed away in November 2017.