He was forced to quit AC/DC back in 2016 because of his progressive hearing loss.
And after three years off the road, Brian Johnson, 71, has apparently confirmed he will be returning to his role as frontman and will be singing on an upcoming album.
The news broke on Facebook on Tuesday, when U.S. grindcore band Terrorizer revealed they had bumped into Brian at the airport while on tour in Europe.
Terrorizer’s post stated: ‘We asked him about the
Brian’s ‘return’ to the band comes after was spotted with AC/DC’s former drummer Phil Rudd in Vancouver last year, according to NME.
The new album will likely feature songs written by founding members Angus and Malcolm Young, prior to Malcolm’s death in 2017.
A source told Dallas’ JAM magazine: ‘Turns out, five years prior to the Black Ice LP, AC/DC’s 15th studio release, Angus and Malcolm Young lived together where they literally wrote hundreds of songs, many were recorded and have been stashed away until now.’
‘Angus has decided to select the best tracks from those recordings that Malcolm played on and is now back in the studio recording and mixing them with fellow band mates Phil Rudd, Cliff Williams and yes, Brian Johnson on vocals.’
AC/DC lost founding rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young in November 2017. He had taken a leave of absence from the band in April 2014 due to early onset dementia.