It’s been six years since the release of their last full-length studio album, 2008’s ‘Black Ice,’ however AC/DC have proven that while they aren’t ones to put out a new effort every couple of years, when the focus is placed towards crafting new material they’re some of the most efficient rock groups at doing so. According to drummer Phil Rudd, AC/DC completed work on their forthcoming effort in less than two weeks time.
It isn’t that often that a member of AC/DC can be found working outside of the band. The demanding schedule of recording new material, touring, and the hastily welcomed recuperating takes an apparent toll on the rock group’s roster, with only the occasional (and might we mention, brief) outside collaborations or guest appearances ever taking place.
AC/DC’s anticipated follow-up to 2008’s ‘Black Ice’ has been completed, following a series of recording sessions in Vancouver. Lead vocalist Brian Johnson recently told Classic Rock magazine that the absence of currently hospitalized rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young took an apparent toll on the member of AC/DC during those same sessions, however cites the addition of frequent contributor and nephew of the founding member, Stevie Young as a logical one.
Following the announcement that founding guitarist Malcolm Young was “ill” and “taking a break” from the band, it appears as though AC/DC are still pressing forward with preestablished plans to head on the road later in 2014. We previously revealed in April that the members of AC/DC had entered a Canadian recording studio and started work on new material, with Brendan O’Brian overseeing the effort as producer.
The one seemingly impossible notion which dedicated fans continue to cling onto is to have their favorite musicians deliver a monumental return-to-form worthy of their expansive legacy. The rock and metal community has had it’s fair share throughout the past decade, during which we have seen several heavyweight artists arise from the ashes and remind everyone of why they were important in the first place.
It appears as though AC/DC’s preestablished plans to begin work on a new studio album this month have proceeded as originally planned. According to ACDCFans.net, the band have entered the Warehouse Studio in Vancouver to begin recording new material, while appointing producer Brendan O’Brien to oversee the sessions.
It appears as though there is an unfortunate truth behind the widespread rumors centered around AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young. Throughout this past week, Australian media have reported that Young had suffered from a stroke and would be leaving the lineup, which would ultimately result in the end of the band.
Conflicting reports have been surfacing regarding the reported departure of founding guitarist Malcolm Young due to serious health problems. The initial report arrived from Perth, Australia, radio station 6PR, who revealed that Young and his family were returning to Australia due to a supposed stroke Young allegedly suffered three weeks ago.
Work on AC/DC’s highly anticipated followup to their 2008 studio album ‘Black Ice’ may come sooner than previously believed. Lead vocalist Brian Johnson recently revealed to Florida radio station 98.7 “The Gator” that the rock group is set to enter a recording studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada this May to work on new material.
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