AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young spoke with Classic Rock magazine about the band’s plans for a new album.
Young confirmed they’re working on a potential follow-up to 2008′s “Black Ice,” but he warned fans are in for a longer wait than expected, after singer Brian Johnson suggested there would be new material next year.
“You know what Brian’s like. He just says things and then walks away,” says Malcolm. “It’ll be a little while – a year or two, anyway."
“I’ve been doing some jamming on some song ideas but I do that all the time, as do the rest of the band,” he continued. “We are still working. But we had a long rest between ‘Stiff Upper Lip’ and ‘Black Ice,’ so I think we need a couple of years to recuperate and work on it a bit more.”
In January, Johnson revealed that the group’s plans for a new album had been put on hold due to a band member’s health issues.
"One of the boys is a little sick and I can't say anything, but he's getting better," Brian told Mike “Cowhead” Calta of “The Cowhead Show.” "He's doing wonderful. Full recovery fully expected."
At the time, Johnson remained hopeful that the group would reconnect and hit the studio sometime this year.
"It's a wonderful thing when we get in a room,” said Brian. “Whenever the boys get back together, I get all excited. The boys, after a while, pick the guitars up, Phil [Rudd] will make his way to the drums, Cliff [Williams] will pull his bass out and then all of a sudden this noise comes out and I sit there with just this big old grin on my face."
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