Sources close to the band confirm that a member is ill
News this morning (April 15th) indicate that AC/DC may be calling it quits as early as Tuesday.
Reports indicate that the band may announce its retirement due because founding member guitarist Malcolm Young is unable to continue playing, sources close to the band confirm. The reasons are unknown and details are very sketchy, but Young has returned to Australia to be with his family.
Entertainment commentator Peter Ford told Australian radio station 3AW today that after the band discussed touring possibilities this year, nothing else has been said. He also tweeted the following to a fan who wanted more details.
He also confirmed that illness is not a factor, despite an email received by an Australian radio station claiming a member is “very very ill and that AC/DC may well be history.” Ford later confirmed via Twitter that new developments from London have occurred today and an announcement will be made on Wednesday morning.
AC/DC is celebrating its 41st anniversary this year. They were formed in 1973 by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young, and have become one of the most popular and highest-grossing bands of all times. The band’s last tour was in support of their 2008 album, Black Ice, from 2008-2010.
AC/DC reportedly have a pact that no members shall be replaced if one is unable to continue. We will update you on any further developments as we get them.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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