drummer Chris Slade says that his “lips are sealed” when it comes to answering questions about the possibility of the band making a new studio album with Axl Rose on vocals.
Ever since AC/DC completed the tour cycle for its 2014 album “Rock Or Bust” nearly two years ago — a turbulent trek that weathered the forced retirement and eventual death of co-founder Malcolm Young, plus the departures of longtime singer Brian Johnson, drummer Phil Rudd and bassist Cliff Williams — fans have wondered whether sole founding member Angus Young would keep the band going or decide it was time for AC/DC to pack it in.
Singer Angry Anderson of the veteran Australian act ROSE TATTOO said in an interview with The Rockpit that Angus told him he is at work on new AC/DC music and intends to have GUNS N’ ROSES frontman Axl Rose — who took Johnson‘s place on the road in 2016 — sing on the LP.
Asked by Duke TV if there are plans for AC/DC to record a new album with Axl, Slade laughed and said (see video below): “My lips are sealed. And if I knew, I couldn’t say a word anyway. What I usually say is if I tell you, I have to kill you.” He laughed again and continued: “Which, perhaps, is not in good taste. I couldn’t even start to answer that, I’m afraid.” MORE