AC/DC singer Brian Johnson says band’s new album is done

Global News

TORONTO — AC/DC singer Brian Johnson says the band recorded its 15th album in Vancouver without ailing guitarist Malcolm Young.

“We miss Malcolm obviously. He’s a fighter. He’s in hospital but he’s a fighter,” Johnson said in an interview with Classic Rock magazine.

“We’ve got our fingers crossed that he’ll get strong again.”

Young’s unspecified health issues sparked speculation in April that AC/DC was calling it quits but the band issued a statement insisting it “will continue to make music.”

As Global News reported in April, AC/DC started working on the new album at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver in May.

Johnson, 66, said Young’s nephew Stevie Young filled in on guitar.

“Stevie was magnificent. But when you’re recording [a new album] with this thing hanging over you and your workmate isn’t well, it’s difficult,” Johnson said.

“But I’m sure he was rooting for us. He’s such a strong man…

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