Dee Snider has once again confirmed that there will be new AC/DC album and it will feature “some surprises” related to late rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young.
“I had dinner with [AC/DC singer] Brian [Johnson] recently, and we talked about [the band’s return to activity],” Snider said during an appearance last Thursday (February 20) on SiriusXM‘s Trunk Nation. “He told me a lot of stuff, and a lot of stuff that I don’t wanna say.
“But we know from the photos, and Brian confirmed it, they’ve been in the studio, they’ve been recording. The original — I don’t say the ‘original’ guys, because a lot of ’em are gone, but I say the ‘classic’ lineup is back together and there are some surprises, which I can’t talk about, regarding Malcolm Young that just had my jaw on the floor. I will say he will be present. So this is AC/DC as we know and love them.”
TWISTED SISTER previously confirmed on Twitter that Phil Rudd is back as well.
Responding to a fan asking if one of the classic AC/DC members was sick, Snider replied: “He died. RIP Malcolm Young. But all four surviving members have reunited WITH tracks recorded by Malcolm while he was still alive. Malcolm‘s nephew Stevie Young is replacing him (he’s done this a couple of times before). It’s as close as you can get to the original band. @acdc”
“I know there’s a new AC/DC album in the making with Malcolm Young,” he said. “It’s coming. It’s going to be an outtake from Rock or Bust. What do I expect? I expect nothing more and nothing less, just give me f*cking rhythm and Angus and Malcom’s guitar. Don’t give me anything extra. [Brian Johnson] is back in the band.”