AC/DC’s Brian Johnson posted on his website Brian Johnson Racing that even though founder Malcolm Young will be taking a break from the band due to ill health, AC/DC plans to hit the road again at the end of the year. Malcolm's nephew Stevie Young will fill in. Stevie has a long history with AC/DC, sitting in for Uncle Malcolm during the last AC/DC tour for the album Black Ice. Stevie also opened with his own band, Starfighters, on the Back In Black tour in 1980. AC/DC previously announced work on a new album last May.
"We hope to bring you more shows in the near future but, of course, there is the slight distraction of my day job with AC/DC – and it looks very likely that we will be on the road again before the end of the year. So stand by for more music – and more Cars That Rock. thanks – Brian."
Last April, the band announced “After 40 years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health…The band will continue to make music."
The band’s last album of new material, Black Ice, came out in 2008 and was produced by Brendan O’Brien and word on the street is that Brendan will once again be producing the new material. Black Ice was excellent and judging by the band’s live DVD Live at River Plate, shot in Buenos Aires in 2009, there is still a lot of rock left in AC/DC. Wave your SG’s
high and let’s hope for a tour in the fall.