A new AC/DC record is on the way, says Dee Snider

Featuring all four surviving members, and material recorded by Malcom young before his death.

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Former Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has said in a tweet that a new AC/DC album is on the way.

Responding to another tweet, he wrote: “RIP Malcolm Young. But all four surviving members have reunited with tracks recorded by Malcolm while he was still alive. Malcolm’s nephew Stevie Young is replacing him.” He went on to note that Stevie has replaced Malcolm previously and that it’s “as close as you can get to the original band.”

AC/DC’s last album to date, Rock or Bust, was released in 2014, three years before Malcolm Young’s death in 2017. Talk of a new record from AC/DC was kickstarted last year, when Brian Johnson, Angus Young, Cliff Williams, Phil Rudd and Stevie Young were seen near a recording studio they had been known to use. And earlier this year, the band’s engineer Mike Fraser confirmed the band were working on “something” in the studio. While there has been no official confirmation or release date from the band themselves, Snider took to Twitter to note that given the photos of the band heading into the studio, the news shouldn’t come as a surprise.

He also assuaged fears that Brian Johnson’s damaged hearing, which had previously forced him to drop out of a tour and be replaced by Axl Rose in 2016, would mean a record wouldn’t happen.

Snider isn’t the only one to confirm the speculation, either – speaking to Loudwire, Behemoth frontman Nergal said “I know there’s a new AC/DC album in the making with Malcolm Young. It’s coming. It’s going to be an outtake from Rock or Bust. What do I expect? I expect nothing more and nothing less, just give me fucking rhythm and Angus and Malcolm’s guitar. Don’t give me anything extra. [Brian Johnson] is back in the band.”

When the new AC/DC album will arrive, and what form it will take, is unclear.

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