Are Brian Johnson & Phil Rudd reuniting with AC/DC in Canada to record a new album?

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Legendary rockers AC/DC are rumoured to be working on new music with former frontman Brian Johnson and ex-drummer Phil Rudd after the pair were spotted together in Vancouver.

Johnson was forced to leave the band in 2016 after suffering hearing problems, before being replaced by Guns n’ Roses frontman Axl Rose for a world tour. Rudd, meanwhile, departed in 2015 after a series of much-publicised legal problems.

But it seems that the pair could be getting together with their former bandmates once more after they were spotted in BC, where the band have recorded all their albums over the last two decades.

A photo posted on Twitter shows Johnson and Rudd relaxing outside Vancouver’s Warehouse Studios and it’s claimed that the rest of the band are in town too.

Vancouver resident (and hardcore AC/DC fan) Crystal Lambert has an apartment located near Warehouse Studios where she has been keeping an eye on the studio’s outside deck, where various band members seemingly retreat to get some air, use the bar-b-q, and share a drink or two.

Vancouver website The Georgia Straight claims to have been contacted by a local who spoke to Stevie Young – the nephew of guitarist Angus Young.

“The guy tells me that he had a quick chat with a couple of members of AC/DC in downtown Vancouver this morning”, The Straight’s Steve Newton claimed.

“One of the rockers that he talked to was Stevie Young, Angus Young’s nephew, who took over the rhythm-guitar spot in AC/DC from Angus’s brother Malcolm in 2014 when Mal started suffering from the health problems, including dementia, that he would succumb to last November.

“…the other rocker my source talked to was none other than, get this: Phil Rudd! Yes, Phil Rudd, the longtime AC/DC drummer who was himself replaced behind the kit by Chris “Thunderstruck” Slade in 2015 for the band’s Rock or Bust World Tour.”

There are no confirmed sightings yet of guitarist Angus Young.

Photo – Steve Gerrard

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