Wednesday, March 21, 2018

REPORT: Angus Young working on new AC/DC album with Axl Rose

A new report out of Australia suggests that Angus Young has confirmed that he is working on a new AC/DC album with Axl Rose.

In a new interview with The Rock Pit, Rose Tattoo vocalist Angry Anderson says that Young revealed his plans when the pair chatted during a series of Guns N’ Roses shows in the country early last year.

“I said to him,’What are you going to do?’, and he said ‘Mate I’m writing a new album’”, explained Anderson. “I thought ‘cool’, so I asked him who was in the band and he said, ‘Axl.’”

“Brian’s not there, Phil’s not there, Cliff’s not there, sadly Malcolm’s not there,” added the Rose Tattoo rocker. “And there are these people, and yes it’s sad that the original line-up aren’t there anymore but it’s the songs, people who have supported them all the way through their career they want to hear the songs. And in a sense we owe that to people, so really it’s a debt of gratitude and what we’re saying is you’ve stood by us, we’ll stand by you.

"So Angus – and let’s face it, he doesn’t need the money – he acknowledges that there are still millions of people around the world that want to hear AC/DC songs played live.”

The Guns N’ Roses leader stepped in to help AC/DC complete the final 2016 dates of their world tour in support of 2014’s “Rock Or Bust” when the trek was temporarily halted after singer Brian Johnson was advised by doctors to stop performing in arenas and stadium-sized venues immediately or risk total hearing loss.

During an interview event in London, UK in June of 2016, Rose revealed that he was planning new music with Guns N’ Roses and, possibly, AC/DC as well.

"We are working on new stuff,” explained Rose. “I've got a lot of stuff together, and I played some stuff for Slash and Duff and they liked it. And Angus and I are talking about working together. So we’ll see."

Angus – whose family suffered the loss of producer and brother George Young at the age of 70 last October and AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young in November following his retirement in 2014 due to dementia – has yet to comment publicly on the band's future as rumours and speculation continue to occasionally surface out of Australia.

Inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2003, AC/DC have sold more than 200 million albums worldwide, including 71 million albums in the United States alone.

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