Wednesday, April 10, 2019

AC/DC engineer confirms studio sessions

AC/DC engineer Mike Fraser has confirmed the band have been in the studio working on a project.

The veteran Canadian producer, engineer and mixer was spotted with band members – including Brian Johnsonlast summer at a Vancouver recording studio as rumors surfaced about a possible new album that may feature unused recordings by late guitarist and band cofounder Malcolm Young, who passed away in 2017 at the age of 64.

In a recent interview with Australia’s Tony "Jack The Bear" Mantz, Fraser coyly admitted that he and the group had been working together.

"Umm... Well, yeah, I could say that we've been in the studio doing something,” explained Fraser on the Mastering Music Mastering Life podcast. “What's come of that I can't discuss yet, but uh..."

"With Brian singing?" asked Mantz.

"I think so," replied Fraser, laughing.

In addition to several live packages, Fraser has recorded and mixed the past five AC/DC studio albums, including “The Razors Edge” (1990), “Ballbreaker” (1995), “Stiff Upper Lip” (2000), “Black Ice” (2008) and 2014’s “Rock Or Bust.”

The Royal Australian Mint marked AC/DC’s 45th anniversary last year with a new series of coins.

AC/DC were named the No. 1 Rock News Artist Of The Year while delivering the No. 9 Rock News Story Of The Year as part of the 2018 hennemusic Rock News Awards.

See also:

Rock News Artist Of The Year No. 1: AC/DC
Rock News Story Of The Year No. 9: AC/DC
AC/DC: 45th anniversary marked with Royal Australian Mint coin series
AC/DC: Bon Scott era book due this fall
Search AC/DC at hennemusic