(CelebrityAccess) — No one retires forever in the music industry and the latest evidence of that is the reformation of the legendary rock band AC/DC.
On Wednesday, AC/DC announced via social media that singer Brian Johnson, guitarist Angus Young, drummer Phil Rudd and bassist Cliff Williams, as well as Stevie Young on rythm guitar have all reunited with plans to record “PWR UP” their first new studio album since 2014’s “Rock or Bust.”
The lineup will be the first time Phil Rudd has performed with the band since 2014 when he was arrested and charged with drug possession and attempting to procure a murder. He ended up pleading guilty to drug possession but the murder for hire charge was dropped.
Johnson was forced to drop out of the group in the midst of their 2016 Rock or Bust World Tour, citing hearing issues, with the band stating that he risked total hearing loss if he continued to perform. He rejoined AC/DC in 2019.
Malcolm Young, who was also part of the original lineup, died in 2017 but has been replaced by his nephew Steve.
As of yet a date for the new album has yet to be announced.