Have we seen the last of legendary Australian rock band AC/DC? The big story down
under today focuses on a report that the band will retire due to the illness of one of
their founding members - Malcolm Young. As noted by Billboard, Aussie entertainment commentator Peter Ford
told radio station 3AW "we may not hear them perform or record ever again." However,
conflicting reports have AC/DC entering a Vancouver studio soon to record a new album and
Billboard's sources close to the band tell them they are "unaware of any break-up or
change" within AC/DC.
Sydney-based writer Darryl Mason put up a blog post claiming AC/DC's
Malcolm Young suffered a stroke which left a blood clot on his brain. Mason claims that
after Malcolm was unable to perform at the level he previously played at when the band got
together earlier this month for rehearsals a decision was made to pull the plug and that
an announcement can come as soon as today. Meanwhile, The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that Malcolm Young returned to
Australia to be with his family.
So far there's been no official confirmation or denial of the rumors. AC/DC was formed in
1973 and is one of the top grossing acts in the history of rock. We hope we haven't seen
the last of the band.
[Published on: 4/15/14]