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Angus Young of AC/DC

Rumours of the split of veteran rock band AC/DC continue amid reports that founding member Malcolm Young is unable to continue playing.

Stories of a break-up began this morning (April 15) when entertainment reporter Peter Ford suggested on Australian radio station 3AW that “we may not hear them perform or record ever again”.

Ford later tweeted: “there is a sad story behind all this that I have chosen not to report ...boys played together privately a few weeks back”. He also said there were "new developments" on the story due from London shortly. 

The Sydney Morning Herald then reported that founding guitarist and songwriter Malcolm Young had returned to Australia with his family. “He is believed to be unable to continue playing, although there has not been any explanation why."

The Herald also claimed that AC/DC have a pact where no-one will be replaced should they need to leave but also pointed out that the band is booked into a recording studio in Vancouver for six weeks from May 1.

However, sources close to the group told music industry publication Billboard they were “unaware of any break-up or change” while the band's record label Alberts have as yet issued no comment.

Earlier this year, front man Brian Johnson revealed that the rock legends were poised to start work on new music. He also hinted in a recent interview that one of his band mates was seriously ill.

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