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AC/DC’s future in doubt as retirement rumors grow

AC/DC’s future in doubt as retirement rumors grow

AC/DC:Brian Johnson, left, lead singer of Australian rock band AC/DC and guitarist Angus Young, right, perform during a concert. Photo: Associated Press

Speculation is growing over the future of rock legends AC/DC amid a swirl of rumors suggesting the band is on the verge of retirement.

The “Back In Black” hitmakers hit headlines in their native Australia on Tuesday when unconfirmed reports from Down Under pointed towards a possible split.

The rumors come just weeks after frontman Brian Johnson revealed the group has been keeping a low profile in recent months due to health problems affecting one of the band members.

He told a Florida radio station in February, “One of our boys was pretty ill, so we didn’t like to say anything, and we’re very private about things like this, so we didn’t wanna say anything. And he’s a very proud man.”

However, Johnson insisted the band was poised to get back to work, hinting at a 40th anniversary tour and a new album, adding, “I think we’ll be going into the studio in May… It’s been 40 years of the band’s existence, so I think we’re gonna try to do 40 gigs, 40 shows, to thank the fans for their undying loyalty.”

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