AC/DC completes 16th studio album without founding member Malcolm Young.
Australian hard rock band AC/DC’s founding member Brain Johnson recently revealed that the band has completed its new album without key member Malcolm Young owing to his ill health.
AC/DC is all set to release its 16th studio album later this year or in early 2015. 66-year old Brian revealed the unfortunate news while he was on a trip to Northumbrian University to pick up a doctorate in music on Wednesday July 9, 2014.
The band has recorded most of the album in Vancouver, “It was brilliant over there,” Johnson told TeamRock Radio.
Malcolm’s long absence from the band’s rock and roll scene has definitely taken a toll a lot of activities. “We miss Malcolm obviously, He’s a fighter. He’s in hospital but he’s a fighter. We’ve got our fingers crossed that he’ll get strong again.” said Johnson.
Stevie Young – Angus and Malcolm Young’s nephew – replaced him during recording sessions. The new album will be in continuation to AC/DC’s 2008 – Black Ice.
There was a lot of consideration about the album’s new title, Brain wanted to call it ‘One Man Down’ to honor Young’s memory, but, “But it’s a bit negative and it was probably just straight from the heart. I like that.” said Johnson.
The band which was formed in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Agnus Young, last enthralled fans on their 2010 world tour – Black Ice – which traversed North America, Europe, South America, Oceania and Asia.