AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson recently revealed to a Florida radio station that the band are planning a new album, their first since 2008′s Black Ice. There are also talks of a possible tour.
“One of our boys was pretty ill, so we didn’t like to say anything and we’re very private about things like this… But I think we’ll be going into the studio in May in Vancouver,” Johnson told Florida radio presenter Andy Preston. “Which means, we should be getting ready.”
The band which formed 40 years ago has not toured for four years. “I think we’re gonna try to do 40 gigs, 40 shows, to thank the fans for their undying loyalty,” Preston declared.
On his recent Australian tour, Bruce Springsteen opened gigs in Perth and Melbourne with his version of AC/DC’s single Highway to Hell. In Perth, guitarists Tom Morello, Nils Lofgren and Steven Van Zandt joined Springsteen on stage for the AC/DC tribute.
Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder duetted with Springsteen for the AC/DC homage in Melbourne a week later, on February 15. Bon Scott, AC/DC’s first lead singer grew up in Fremantle, which is near Perth. Scott died in 1980.