The long-rumored reunion of AC/DC might actually be true.
Early Monday the band flooded its social media platforms with a vague teaser that included simply a flickering neon thunderbolt with the sounds of a guitar being plugged in. While no messaging was attached to the posts it’s easy to connect the dots when the band has been circled by rumors of reunions and new music.
Long-time friend of the band Dee Snider of Twisted Sister confirmed rumors of a new album back in July and even photos of a fully reunited AC/DC were posted by the band and quickly deleted just a few weeks ago.
“I haven’t heard anything [on the album], but…it’s AC/DC, man. You can’t go wrong!…Four chords and a dream, baby! That’s it!” Snider said to ABC while confirming that the record has completed tracking.
His comments confirmed rumors that had circulated on Twitter back in 2018 where Snider broke info about the original Back in Black lineup, including original rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, coming together to revive recordings from the early 2000s. These rumors also included whispers that Young’s old recordings are being included on the new album, and according to Snider seemed like the ultimate honor and sendoff.
“The reuniting of the band that we know for one more album, is gonna to be uplifting and heartbreaking at the same time. Because nothing goes on forever. But this is the ultimate ‘one more time.'”
Further adding to the credence of a sudden return is a set of promotional pictures of frontman Brian Johnson, drummer Phil Rudd, bassist Cliff Williams, and guitarists Angus and Stevie Young that had been posted and quickly deleted from AC/DC’s accounts. Seen bellow are the deleted pictures that a fan had downloaded before the original post had been taken down. These images mark the first time this lineup has been together since their Rock or Bust tour in 2014.
These were posted earlier today… With strong RUMOURS that an album will follow this November. Follow AC⚡️DC’s socials for an official announcement. Until then, enjoy the possibility. pic.twitter.com/epZ9sX0Y3Y
— Mitch Lafon (@mitchlafon) September 19, 2020
While this reunion seemed unlikely due to Rudd’s ongoing contentious relationship with the band, Williams leaving the band in 2016, Johnson’s severe hearing issues, and Malcolm’s death, the photos above hint at another reality. While nothing has been confirmed by the band yet, it’s hard not to get excited when they post something like this.
— AC/DC (@acdc) September 28, 2020