AC/DC

bearfan

Ancient Mariner
Really a shame. I have not seem them live in a very long time (I think the Fly on the Wall Tour).

But it is a shame they have to end this way (assuming this is all confirmed.

If they had announced a farewell tour, I probably would have gone. I guess it shows you to go see the older bands while you can and I almost wonder if this is how Maiden might end ... I'll be sure to see them as much as possible while I still can

Sad, just real sad

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Depending on which news outlet you believe, the members of AC/DC are either getting ready to hang up their black shirts, or it’s business as usual.

The Australian rock veterans are back in the news in their homeland, with some reports suggesting they’re about to draw curtains on a hugely successful career due to illness in the band. The speculation emerged from comments made by entertainment commentator Peter Ford on radio station 3AW that “we may not hear them perform or record ever again”. As the rumor mill cranked into action earlier today, it was 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 Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The news title and others claim that the band members have a pact where no-one will be replaced should they need to leave.

However, The Australian newspaper points out that the band is booked into a recording studio in Vancouver for six weeks from May 1, while sources close to the group tell Billboard they were “unaware of any break-up or change” to what is one of the world’s most famous rock ‘n’ roll brands. At this stage, representatives for the band’s label home Alberts aren’t talking and no statement has been issued.

Earlier this year, frontman Brian Johnson revealed that the rock legends werepoised to start work on new music. And there was talk of the band celebrating its 40th anniversary with a special tour, though nothing was confirmed. Recording had already been postponed due to one of the band mates being seriously ill, which Johnson hinted at in a recent interview.

AC/DC is Australia’s biggest rock ‘n’ roll export, having sold more than 200 million albums over a career spanning more than four decades.

The band’s 15th international studio set, “Black Ice,” was an international smash following its release in 2008. That album, AC/DC's most recent, had shipped more than 5.3 million units by year's-end en route to topping sales charts in 29 countries -- including the U.S. -- according to Sydney-based Alberts. The subsequent tour in support of the album is recognized as one of the biggest grossing treks in history. When the act returned for the “Black Ice” stadium tour of Australia, roughly 650,000 tickets were snapped up.

AC/DC was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1988 and into the Rock And Rock Hall Of Fame in 2003.
 

Crimson Idol

Caveman
They were at donnington a few years ago but I couldn't get the time off to go for the Friday so missed them :( Not such a huge fan of them as I once was but they were still a band I would've liked to see before they called it quits.
 

Rotam

Night and day I scan horizon, sea and sky
5 million! Talking about a decline of sales seems like a myth.
 

harrisdevot

Priest of the Holy Wristband
A strange move really. What is the meaning of continuing without him ? I've never liked their music (maybe Higway to hell...), but it must be terribly sad for Malcolm Young.
 

Night Prowler

Customer Deathcycle Manager
Staff member
Maybe he wanted them to continue without him. It says "break", not "retirement". For all we know, he might be back very soon.
 

mckindog

Living for Sanctuary from the law
Staff member
Malcolm Young is the leader of AC/DC.
It would be like Maiden without Harris.
 

SixesAlltheway

Ancient Mariner
Malcolm Young is the leader of AC/DC.
It would be like Maiden without Harris.
Young may have been the leader behind the scenes but he's always been very anonymous on stage. Angus and Brian have always been the poster boys for AC/DC, if this had happened to one of those two guys, they would have been more screwed.
 

mckindog

Living for Sanctuary from the law
Staff member
Young may have been the leader behind the scenes but he's always been very anonymous on stage. Angus and Brian have always been the poster boys for AC/DC, if this had happened to one of those two guys, they would have been more screwed.
There's style and there's substance.
Yes, he is anonymous on stage, that's why I felt the need to post what I did.
 

SixesAlltheway

Ancient Mariner
I understand that but if it had happened to any of the other two guys the upcoming tour/buisness plans for AC/DC would have been hampered a lot more. AC/DC can still go out and tour the world for 2 years on the Rock or Bust Tour and people won't notice anyone missing. Imagine a tour without Brian or Angus?

That was my point, but of course for the actual songwriting and stuff they need him.
 
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