- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 2:33PM
AC/DC's long-rumored new album is being delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider.
He tells ABC News that the album is a reunion of sorts between the band and co-founding rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, who passed away in 2017. The band reportedly built an album's worth of new songs around studio outtakes from Young's guitar tracks recorded during previous album sessions.
"I haven't heard anything, but...it's AC/DC, man. You can't go wrong! ...Four chords and a dream, baby! That's it!
The album reportedly includes longtime AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson, who was forced to leave the band during its last tour in 2016 due to health issues. It also includes bassist Cliff Williams, who retired after the 2016 tour, and drummer Phil Rudd, who last toured with the group in 2014.
Snider is friendly with Johnson. In late-2019, he said Johnson gave him the AC/DC scoop over dinner.
"This is gonna be a miracle of technology," he continued. "What will be achieved, the reuniting of the band that we know for one more album, is going to be uplifting and heartbreaking at the same time. Because nothing goes on forever. But this is the ultimate 'one more time.'"
Surviving members of AC/DC were spotted multiple times in the summer of 2018 in Vancouver at one of their favorite recording studios.
Snider has a new live concert film and album coming this Friday, July 31. The record features various live performances from Snider's 2019 shows with his solo band. It also includes his cover of AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."
AC/DC has been celebrating the 40th anniversary of its seminal Back in Black album all month long with a number of virtual events, including a web miniseries that dives into the making of each track.
This article was first published on iheart.com and is republished here with permission