AC/DC Will "Continue To Make Music"
April 16, 2014


AC/DC
After reports surfaced yesterday that AC/DC may be retiring due to the ill health of guitarist Malcolm Young, the band has set the record straight. AC/DC confirmed that the 61-year-old Young is, in fact, suffering from illness, but the band says in a statement on its website that they "will continue to make music."

"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," reads the statement on
www.acdc.com. "Malcolm would like to thank the group's diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support. In light of this news, AC/DC asks that Malcolm and his family's privacy be respected during this time."

Frontman Brian Johnson also spoke to The Telegraph in the U.K. and confirmed that the veteran rockers will hit the studio next month. "We are definitely getting together in May in Vancouver," Johnson told the Telegraph. "We're going to pick up some guitars, have a plonk, and see if anybody has got any tunes or ideas. If anything happens, we'll record it."

It also has been reported that AC/DC is planning a 40th anniversary tour, which would involve 40 concerts in 40 different venues. However, Johnson stopped short of confirming the road trip. "That would be a wonderful way to say bye-bye. We would love to do it," he said. "But it's all up in the air at the moment."




 
Music News
One Direction Celebrate 4th Straight #1 Album
Quick Hits: Rihanna, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Scott Stapp
Fall Out Boy To Drop Album in January
Quick Hits: Kurt Cobain, One Direction, Bob Dylan, Baha Men
One Direction Dominates 2014 AMAs
Katy Perry Is Ready For Some Football
Quick Hits: 5 Seconds of Summer, Drake & 2 Chainz, Grammy Foundation Legacy Concert, James Blake & Kanye West
Iggy Azalea, J. Lo To Team Up on AMAs
The Week In Review: 11/17-11/21
Quick Hits: Saturday Night Live, Billboard Touring Awards, YouTube Music Awards, Arcade Fire
Quick Hits: One Direction, Taylor Swift, Young The Giant, Guns N' Roses, Jimmy Ruffin
Taylor Swift's 1989 Remains At #1
Quick Hits: U2, Katy Perry, Paramore, Lana Del Rey, The Voice
Foo Fighters Announce Major 2015 North American Tour
Ed Sheeran Launches "Thinking Out Loud"
Breaking News
Beasley Broadcast Group Names New Management Team In Tampa-St. Petersburg
Beasley Promotes Chris O’Kelley To OM In Augusta, GA
Darla Thomas Named PD At WLNK-FM
November 25, 2014
Entravision Announces Extension Of Share Repurchase Program
OG 97.9 FM Debuts In Atlanta Today
Kassof Research: Country P1’s: Country Proud
In Brief - November 25, 2014
November 24, 2014
T-Mobile Doubles Down On Music Freedom, Adds 14 New Services
Shawn Barron Named VP, Urban A&R For Atlantic Records
Kassof Research: A/C P1’s: Comfort Food
In Brief - November 24, 2014
November 21, 2014
RAB Report: Radio Shows Double-Digit Growth In Digital Revenue For Q3
The Week In Review: 11/17-11/21
Jaysson Reno Named VP, Sales For KGO-AM, KSFO-AM
Kassof Research: CHR P1's: Excited & Social
In Brief - November 21, 2014
November 20, 2014
Cumulus Promotes Jeff Davis To National Director Of Stratus Music Scheduling
Mike Fredrick Named Hubbard Radio Cincinnati VP/Market Manager
Hubbard Radio Announces New Division, 2060 Digital, LLC
Kassof Research: Christian Radio P1’s: Mission Accomplished
In Brief - November 20, 2014
November 19, 2014
Musicians On Call Raises $700,000 At 15th Anniversary Celebration
iStreamMEDIA Adds Christopher Cottrill As VP/Music Content, Programming
Jordan Blaugrund Promoted To VP, Digital Marketing, RCA Records
DeVito/Verdi Retained To Drive Awareness Of NextRadio App
FMQB NOW

Jon Zellner
SVPP, iHeartMedia

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!