AC/DC finishes recording new album in Vancouver, its first without Malcolm Young

Legendary rock powerhouse AC/DC has finished recording its new album in Vancouver, the first-ever AC/DC album not to feature ailing rhythm-guitarist Malcolm Young, whose illness was announced by the band in April. His nephew, Stevie Young, took over the guitar duties in his stead.

In a story posted on the Classic Rock website today, AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson talked about making the followup to 2008's Black Ice, which was also helmed here.

“It was brilliant over there,” he raved. “We’re done. I’m very excited and we’ve got some great songs.”

“We miss Malcolm obviously," added Johnson. "He’s a fighter. He’s in hospital but he’s a fighter. We’ve got our fingers crossed that he’ll get strong again. Stevie, Malcolm’s nephew, was magnificent, but when you’re recording with this thing hanging over you and your work mate isn’t well, it’s difficult.

"But I’m sure he was rooting for us. He’s such a strong man. He’s a small guy but he’s very strong. He’s proud and he’s very private so we can’t say too much. But fingers crossed he’ll be back.”

Here's wishing Malcolm all the best. And in celebration of another AC/DC album coming down the pipe, here's a little taste of the Youngs doing what they do best, circa 1978.

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So underrated -- a great track off a great album.
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Carl Spackler
Powerage! Their masterpiece!
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franrobinson
Every listen is like the first time.
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Paul Anderson
Malcolm has to get better,We all want to see him back on stage with the band.
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june potts
ac,dc are the one and only rock,n roll band that give it everything on the stage and angus young is just an amazing guitarist to watch and amaze everyone all round the world hope they will come back to glasgow when they tour i,ll defo be there let there be rock
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