AC/DC planning for new album in 2012
Brian Johnson appeared on an hour-long episode of VH1 Classic’s ‘That Metal Show’ last night and entertained the audience with stories about an Irish anal intruder and a ‘ghost’ writer during the writing stage of ‘Back in Black’. However, the news that most fans were awaiting came later in the program when Brian told Eddie Trunk and the interview panel that he had met up with Malcolm Young in London a week earlier (the show was recorded on October 20th) and that Malcolm was getting bored.
He then went on to state that he thought that the Young Brothers were gearing up to do a new album as early as next year. The 20-month long Black Ice World Tour concluded at the end of June 2010 and was attended by 5.1m people across four continents.
Although Brian made no mention of a new tour taking place in 2012, it is generally considered that a tour would take place in support of a new album (and Malcolm would hardly consider several weeks secluded away in a studio as being a cure for boredom). It is thought that the new tour, which Angus Young has already said would be “bigger and better” than the previous tour, would not be as long as the Black Ice tour given the age of the band members. Brian Johnson will be 65 next October making him the oldest member of the band.
Other highlights of the interview include Brian’s acceptance at being the new frontman of AC/DC by Bon’s family, Brian’s graphic description of Motörhead’s new wine offering and details about Brian’s charity fund-raiser for families affected by pediatric cancer whereby his “Highway to Help” 24 hours of Daytona race team hopes to raise $1,000,000.