INDIO, CA – APRIL 10: Musician Angus Young of AC/DC performs onstage during day 1 of the 2015 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 10, 2015 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella).
How bummed was everyone when they thought they’d seen the last of AC/DC…at least as far as new music and touring was concerned. But luckily the universe had other plans, and fans were stoked to hear the guys were getting back together to put out an album, and hopefully tour. It seems that the initial interest for AC/DC to reunite began in Sydney in 2017, at Malcolm Young’s funeral.
“After Malcolm passed away, Brian and Cliff came to the funeral,” said Angus Young. “Phil and Stevie had come in. I was glad to see Phil. He looked good, keeping up his health. He was the best I’d ever seen him.”
Phil Rudd said, “I had a good chat with Angus. It’s easy to get run down by your own thoughts. I was very mindful of what the band had been doing. But I was in good shape. I’m a nervous-energy guy. I’ve never been unfit. And we really get off, me and Ang.”
“That was a lovely day,” said Brian Johnson. “The band members sat together and talked. I’m not a religious or spiritual kind of person, but it’s so obvious now that something happened.”
AC/DC is set to release its first studio album since 2014, PWR/UP, available on November 13.