Are Brian Johnson and Phil Rudd Back in AC/DC?
The pair were spotted at a Vancouver recording studio
Published Aug 08, 2018Two of the stranger storylines in rock music these past few years have seen Axl Rose become lead vocalist of AC/DC in the wake of Brian Johnson leaving the band, and ex-drummer Phil Rudd finding himself in a wealth of legal trouble. Now, fans are wondering whether or not the pair have joined back up with their old bandmates.
The Georgia Straight has published a photo of Rudd and Johnson out back of Vancouver's Warehouse Studio, located in the city's Gastown neighbourhood. Early last week, the Straight reported that Rudd and rhythm guitarist Stevie Young (nephew of lead guitarist Angus) were spotted in the city.
Johnson left the band in 2016 after being told by doctors to "stop touring immediately." In a statement following his departure, Johnson opened up about his experiences with hearing loss and how it affected his role in the group.
Rudd was keen to get his job back in late 2014 after appearing in court on charges of threatening to kill and possession of methamphetamine and cannabis. Rudd had murder plot charges against him dropped that same year.
The Warehouse has been AC/DC's studio of choice for their last three albums: 2000's Stiff Upper Lip, 2008's Black Ice and 2014's Rock or Bust.
AC/DC co-founder and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young died last November. He was 64.