According to Australian news site triplem.com.au, Brian Johnson is back with AC/DC for a new record.
Reported by Brazilian AC/DC fan website, Brian confirmed the news he is back with AC/DC and on the band’s new album saying: “Yes. (I’m) tired of denying it”.
Late last year Johnson was photographed with the band at a recording studio in Vancouver, but this is the first confirmation he is reunited with the band and a new record is on the way.
This new record will also include guitar parts and songs written and recorded by the late Malcolm Young before his death.
Brian announced his departure from AC/DC back in 2016, due to ongoing hearing issues. At the time Brian stated:
“I am not a quitter and I like to finish what I start, nevertheless, the doctors made it clear to me and my bandmates that I had no choice but to stop performing on stage for the remaining shows and possibly beyond,” Johnson explained, calling the day he received the diagnosis, “the darkest day of my professional life.”
Johnson maintained that he is not retiring from music. “My doctors have told me that I can continue to record in studios and I intend to do that,” he said. However, “for the moment, my entire focus is to continue medical treatment to improve my hearing. I am hoping that in time my hearing will improve and allow me to return to live concert performances. While the outcome is uncertain, my attitude is optimistic. Only time will tell.”