After weeks releasing tracks on their social networks, Australians AC / DC confirmed this Wednesday that they are returning to music with their original line-up and a new album that It will presumably bear the title “PWR UP”.
“Are you ready?”, published the band on their social networks with the slogan #PWRUP and a photo of what will be the new composition of the band with its original members: vocalist Brian Johnson, drummer Phil Rudd and bassist Cliff Williams, plus Angus Young and Stevie Young on guitars.
That meeting seemed impossible years ago, after the death of the guitarist and founder of the group Malcom Young in 2017, just a year after Johnson to leave the band’s last tour in 2016 due to hearing problems (He was replaced by Axl Rose from “Guns N ‘Roses” on various dates).
The last decade has not been easy for training. His drummer Phil Rudd received several convictions for possession of drugs and threats, which led him to withdraw from music, while Cliff Williams also said goodbye to the problems that the group brought.
Once reunited again, with the exception of Malcom Young (replaced by his nephew Stevie), the songs AC / DC release will be their first original compositions since the album they released in 2014, “Rock or Bust”.
The announcement of the meeting was not accompanied by a publication date or a preview single, so it is unknown when his followers will know what the legendary rockers work on.
Some outlets, such as Variety magazine, noted that the return coincides with the 40th anniversary of his most successful album “Back in Black”, while others consider that the new music could coincide with a tribute to Malcom Young, who passed away on November 18, 2016.
Born in the Scottish city of Glasgow in 1953, Malcolm emigrated in 1963, at the age of ten, to Australia with part of his family and it was in the city of Sydney where he founded, a decade later, AC / DC together with his brother Angus.
Since then, AC / DC has sold more than 200 million records worldwide, including 71.5 million copies in the United States alone, and it is one of the most popular musical groups on the planet.