AC/DC have finished their new album, singer Brian Johnson confirms
Legendary rockers AC/DC have finished their new album, singer Brian Johnson has confirmed.
The Highway To Hell stalwarts have been in Vancouver recording the follow-up to 2008's Black Ice and Johnson has confirmed that work on the record is now finished.
Speaking to Classic Rock, he said of the Canadian sessions: "It was brilliant over there. We’re done. I’m very excited and we’ve got some great songs.”
Johnson also spoke about guitarist Malcolm Young, who is currently absent from the band as he is battling a lengthy illness, saying that Stevie Young, nephew of brothers Angus and Malcolm, has stepped in.
He added: "We miss Malcolm obviously. He’s a fighter. He’s in hospital but he’s a fighter. We’ve got our fingers crossed that he’ll get strong again. Stevie, Malcolm’s nephew, was magnificent, but when you’re recording with this thing hanging over you and your work mate isn’t well, it’s difficult. But I’m sure he was rooting for us. He’s such a strong man. He’s a small guy but he’s very strong. He’s proud and he’s very private so we can’t say too much. But fingers crossed he’ll be back.”
The album, which will be the band's 15th of their career, is expected to be released in early 2015, and Johnson confirmed that the band are discussing titles, with his own personal choice being 'Man Down'.
He said of this: "I wanted to call the album Man Down. But it’s a bit negative and it was probably just straight from the heart. I like that."
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