Posted: 16 April, 2014
AC/DC Frontman Brian Johnson has told The Daily Telegraph in the UK that there is no truth in rumours
AC/DC have released the following statement on their website, stating rhythm guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young for health reasons is taking a break from the band, but they will continue to make music.
"After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health. Malcolm would like to thank the group’s diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support," said a statement on www.acdc.com.
"In light of this news, AC/DC asks that Malcolm and his family’s privacy be respected during this time. The band will continue to make music. "
Brian Johnson: We're Not Retiring
After 24 hours of wild speculation surrounding the future of Aussie rock legends AC/DC, the band's frontman Brian Johnson has spoke publicly about the rumours for the first time.
Johnson told Jake Wallis Simons of the Telegraph that rumours that the band are about to split up following concerns for the health of Malcolm Young are not true
"We are definitely getting together in May in Vancouver," he told the Telegraph. "We're going to pick up some guitars, have a plonk, and see if anybody has got any tunes or ideas. If anything happens, we'll record it."
"I wouldn't like to say anything either way about the future," he said. "I'm not ruling anything out. One of the boys has a debilitating illness, but I don't want to say too much about it. He is very proud and private, a wonderful chap.We've been pals for 35 years and I look up to him very much."
Reports claim AC/DC are planning a tour to mark their 40th anniversary, which would involve 40 concerts in 40 different venues. "That would be a wonderful way to say bye bye," said Johnson. "We would love to do it. But it's all up in the air at the moment."
"AC/DC is such a tight family. We've stuck to our guns through the Eighties and Nineties when people were saying we should change our clothes and our style. But we didn't and people got it that we are the real deal."
Triple M did not get drawn into the wild speculation and rumour that has dominated the music world in the last day or so. We report the facts for music fans.