Last week, a series of screenshots were revealed by a Brazilian AC/DC fansite, which claimed the band’s own site had posted and then quickly deleted them. The photos were reportedly from a new video shoot which showed the band performing with both former singer Brian Johnson and former drummer Phil Rudd. Now, AC/DC have posted a graphic to their Twitter which seems to suggest that the band are, indeed, getting ready to make their comeback.
Today, AC/DC tweeted the following GIF:
— AC/DC (@acdc) September 28, 2020
The neon lightning bolt, it should be noted, appears in the screenshots revealed last week, as part of a sign featuring the band’s name. This post seems to lend some credence to the rumors that the band are in fact planning on using this video as their big comeback reveal.
According to fan site AC/DC Brasil, the following photos were posted to — and quickly thereafter deleted from — AC/DC’s website. The shots are supposedly of the band recording a video together in the Netherlands, and feature Brian Johnson on vocals, as well as drummer Phil Rudd playing with guitarist Stevie Young for the first time. Rudd’s inclusion is also noteworthy, as the drummer was let go from the band due to a drug conviction and threatening to kill a former employee, and famously said he would not rejoin unless Axl Rose left their ranks.
Check out the screenshots below:
One minor point is that this might be a strange time for AC/DC to return, due to the worldwide shutdown of live music venues. AC/DC have always been a live band, and not being able to rock fans from an epic stage show would ostensibly do them an injustice. That said, if venues reopened in 2021 and the first big show available was to see AC/DC, the staff of The Pit would give at least one of their thumbs to attend.
More as we know it.
Words by Chris Krovatin