Tuesday, July 28, 2020

New AC/DC album reportedly delayed due to pandemic

Twisted Sister rocker Dee Snider says he knows that the release of the forthcoming new album by AC/DC has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

While also stating that the project “has been recorded,” Snider tells ABC Audio: "I haven't heard anything, but...it's AC/DC, man. You can't go wrong!...Four chords and a dream, baby! That's it!"

Snider previously confirmed that he had dinner with AC/DC singer Brian Johnson late last year, and that the two spoke about the legendary band’s return with a record that will reportedly include material recorded by co-founder Malcolm Young, who passed away in November of 2017.

"This is gonna be a miracle of technology," Snider tells ABC Audio. "What will be achieved, the reuniting of the band that we know for one more album, is gonna to be uplifting and heartbreaking at the same time. Because nothing goes on forever. But this is the ultimate 'one more time.'"

The latest speculation about AC/DC’s plans follows reports last spring and summer that the group were preparing to announce a new album and record with Johnson – who was spotted alongside other band members at a Vancouver recording studio in the summer of 2018 – while longtime AC/DC engineer Mike Fraser confirmed that the band had been in the studio working on a project, without providing further context or details.

There has been no statement from AC/DC regarding their status or plans to date, as fans and media continue to wait for an official update from the band, who have returned to social media recently to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their 1980 classic, “Back In Black.”

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