After weeks of teasing a comeback, AC/DC confirmed on Wednesday (Sept. 30) that they’re officially getting the band back together.
“ARE YOU READY? #PWRUP,” the band tweeted, revealing its line-up consisting of vocalist Brian Johnson, drummer Phil Rudd, lead guitarist Angus Young, bassist Cliff Williams and rhythm guitarist Stevie Young.
Johnson gave up touring with the veteran rock outfit back in 2016 due to hearing loss. (At the time he was replaced by Guns N’ Roses‘ Axl Rose.) Rudd, meanwhile, exited the band’s 2015 Rock or Bust World Tour after being found guilty of drug possession and threatening to kill in a New Zealand murder plot case.
For his part, Williams is dusting off his bass to come out of retirement after stepping away from AC/DC in 2016, following the aforementioned world tour Rudd missed due to his legal issues.
AC/DC’s last studio set, Rock or Bust, was released in Nov. 2014 and peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. Earlier this summer, Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider claimed in an interview with ABC News Radio that the rock band’s forthcoming seventeenth album is all finished being recorded, but has apparently been delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Check out out AC/DC’s big comeback announcement below.
— AC/DC (@acdc) September 30, 2020