Are AC/DC about to make a comeback?

New photos posted on the band’s website show rehearsals for a partial reunion.

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The long-prophesied return of AC/DC may finally be on the horizon, following the posting of a few photos on the band’s website.

Photos showing the band rehearsing with singer Brian Johnson and drummer Phil Rudd were posted on the AC/DC website last week, before being removed quickly – perhaps indicating that their upload was in error. Either way, their existence didn’t slip by the keen eyes of Brazilian AC/DC fansite AC/DC Brasil.

The photos also show Stevie Young, nephew of late guitarist Malcolm Young, playing with the group. He has previously filled in for Malcolm, when he retired from music due to dementia. The fansite claims the footage was taken from a video shoot that took place earlier this year.

The presence of singer Brian Johnson is also notable, as he exited AC/DC in 2016 due to extensive hearing loss. He was replaced on the band’s Rock Or Bust tour by Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose. Phil Rudd is also making a return, having left the group in 2015 due to criminal charges.

The reveal comes after speculation of a new studio album from AC/DC, with Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider claiming that the record has been finished, but delayed due to the pandemic.

As to the true source of the photos, we’ll have to wait until official confirmation from AC/DC – but until then, it looks like the reunion that’s been hinted at is indeed a real possibility.

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