Back in 2016, Johnson was forced to quit the band to avoid losing his hearing. Since then, Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose has been singing with AC/DC. The band have certainly been through a lot, with drummer Phil Rudd unable to join the Rock or Bust tour due to ongoing legal problems, bassist Cliff Williams quitting and Malcolm Young’s death following a dementia diagnosis. Nevertheless, his brother Angus, Johnson and others look to be bringing some new AC/DC music and a tour to fans in the near future.
Now Radio DJ Eddie Trunk claims Johnson will rejoin AC/DC to tour with their upcoming tribute album to Malcolm.
Trunk said: “I have sources that have told me that they are absolutely going to tour with Brian back again.
“That’s all unconfirmed from their camp, but I had it from some reliable sources.”
“I think it’s pretty much a done deal that AC/DC, at the very least, are going to release some sort of record and it’ll be some sort of tribute to Malcolm [Young] just like Back in Black was a tribute to Bon [Scott].“
He added: “So I have no doubt about that and I’m pretty confident they’re probably going to do shows as well but I think at this point it’s pretty much just when they announce it.”
JAM Magazine wrote on Facebook: “We are hearing from a reliable source inside the AC/DC camp that Angus Young is working on a new AC/DC album that will be dedicated to his brother, the late Malcolm Young.”
“Here’s the exciting part… the new recordings will include Malcolm Young playing rhythm guitar on ALL TRACKS!”
They added: “Turns out, five years prior to the Black Ice LP, AC/DC’s 15th studio release, Angus and Malcolm Young lived to together where they literally wrote hundreds of songs, many were recorded and have been stashed away until now.
“Angus has decided to select the best tracks from those recordings that Malcolm played on and is now back in the studio recording and mixing them with fellow band mates Phil Rudd, Cliff Williams and yes, Brian Johnson on vocals.
“Not sure when the release date will be announced but this should give all the Hardcore AC/DC fans a hard on!”
Hopefully, AC/DC will make some official announcements in the near future.