AC/DC fans have been abuzz for months about a potential new studio album from the band, and the latest update on the potential project comes from longtime engineer Mike Fraser.
Fraser, who has engineering credits on AC/DC last five studio albums, appeared on Mastering Music Mastering Life recently where he briefly spoke about the heavily-speculated.
“Well, yeah, I can say that we’ve been in the studio doing something. What’s come of that I can’t discuss yet,” said Fraser. As for whether or not singer Brian Johnson is singing on this album, Fraser simply said, “I think so.”
Once again, as with most things pertaining to AC/DC, everyone is playing very close to the vest. This morsel of information is the first bit of news since February when Eddie Trunk reported that his source indicated the new album will serve as a tribute to Malcolm Young and that the late guitarist “…had a bunch of stuff recorded that they worked off of and sort of incorporated into the record.”
News of Johnson’s involvement on the album dates back to late January when a Facebook post from grindcore band Terrorizer went viral. The band’s post read, “We ran into Brian Johnson from AC/DC at the airport today after the flight home and we asked him about the rumors of him being on the new AC/DC album and he said, ‘Yes’ and that he is ‘Sick of denying it.’”
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel. (True story.)