Countless international websites have picked up on the speculation, citing multiple reports from Australian music website, Noise 11.
In three separate articles covering various happenings on the recent Australian leg of GNR’s Not In This Lifetime tour (here, here and here) — during which Angus made several live cameos — the website casually dropped the monster bombshell that Axl/DC will be making it official with a brand new studio LP currently in the pipeline:
Noise 11 seems to be privy to some serious insider info, as they’re currently the only source of this news so far and haven’t mentioned how they came by it. Music Feeds has contacted both Noise 11 and AC/DC’s representatives to verify whether the reports are accurate.
Meanwhile, the reaction from fans on the official GNR forum has been mixed, ranging from the excited and hopeful:
To the dubious:
In one of Angus’s most recent interviews, the schoolboy axeman told Rolling Stone that the future of the band following the completion of their Rock Or Bust tour with Axl was was up in the air, saying: “At this point, I don’t know. We were committed to finishing the tour. Who knows what I’ll feel after? When you sign on and say, ‘I’m gonna do this and that,’ it’s always good to say at the end of it, ‘I’ve done all I said I would do’.”
So what does the future for AC/DC actually hold? We’ll keep you updated with any more info as it develops.
In the meantime though, new AC/DC album or not, it seems like Axl Rose is going to have his hands pretty full with Gunners. After wrapping up their Australian tour in Perth last night, the band have confirmed that — much like Arnie in the movie that made You Could Be Mine a monster hit — they’ll be back.
Fabulous crowd in Perth tonight! Perfect last show of an awesome Australian run! Have a great rest of the summer! We'll be back! iiii [; )'
— Slash (@Slash) February 21, 2017
— Guns N' Roses (@gunsnroses) February 21, 2017