AC/DC Biography Author Claims The Band Will Make A New Album With GUNS N' ROSES' Axl Rose
The last time we got an AC/DC album was in 2014 with Rock Or Bust. Brian Johnson was still the vocalist, Phil Rudd was still the drummer, and it was the band's first album without rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, who passed away last year. The band has since recruited Guns N' Roses vocalist Axl Rose for a numerous amount of live shows after the departure of Johnson in 2016, and re-recruited drummer Chris Slade, who originally played with the band between 1989 and 1994. The band has enlisted Malcolm Young's nephew Stephen Young, though he's been in the band since 2014.
Now with the lineup of Rose, Young, Slade, and ever-present guitarist Angus Young, AC/DC is rumored to be working on a new album by way of Australian journalist, music critic, and author Murray Engleheart, who wrote 2006's AC/DC Maximum Rock and Roll: The Ultimate Story of the World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band. According to Engleheart's social media via Alt Press, AC/DC "will continue with Axl on vocals – new album, touring, the whole nine yards."
Speculate all you want but I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: AC/DC will continue with Axl on vocals – new album, touring, the whole nine yards. What was a massive gamble by Angus turned out to be an equally enormous triumph that has set the scene for the future.
It's an interesting prospect, but who knows when that'll actually happen? Guns N' Roses reunion tour right now is raking in an unholy amount of money and I highly doubt Rose or anyone in that camp is willing to give that up.