Bassist Cliff Williams rumoured to be re-joining AC/DC for his or her new album
All surviving members of the ‘basic’ line-up could possibly be again within the fold
Cliff Williams, the bassist of AC/DC from 1977 to 2016, is rumoured to be rejoining the band for his or her much-discussed new album.
A newly-emerged image reveals Williams alongside the band’s frontman Brian Johnson with a private coach at a Vancouver Resort in December, which prompted the hypothesis.
Williams left the band in 2016, the identical 12 months that Johnson was pressured to stop the band and quickly changed by Weapons ‘N Roses singer Axl Rose for a world tour. It left guitarist Angus Younger as the one remaining member of the band’s so-called ‘basic’ line-up to play within the group.
Final 12 months, it was reported that the rock icons had been engaged on a brand new album that can function the work of their late rhythm guitarist Malcolm Younger on “each observe”, in accordance with “a dependable supply contained in the AC/DC camp”. The rhythm guitarist died in November 2017 after retiring from the band resulting from early onset dementia.
Vancouver can also be the place the band’s longstanding drummer Phil Rudd was pictured with Johnson final 12 months. The drummer was initially ousted from the group in 2015 following his conviction final 12 months for drug possession and making threats to kill a former worker,
In January, Johnson was mentioned to have confirmed that he can be singing on the brand new document. American band Terrorizer reportedly confirmed the information, posting that Johnson had informed them he was “sick of denying” the rumours.
Talking final 12 months, a supply near the band mentioned: “Seems, 5 years previous to the ‘Black Ice’ LP, AC/DC’s 15th studio launch, Angus and Malcolm Younger lived to collectively [sic] the place they actually wrote a whole lot of songs, many had been recorded and have been stashed away till now.
“Angus has determined to chose [sic] the most effective tracks from these recordings that Malcolm performed on and is now again within the studio recording and mixing them with fellow band mates Phil Rudd, Cliff Williams and sure, Brian Johnson on vocals.”