AC/DC Delay New Recording Sessions Due to Illness

AC/DC have pressed the "pause" button on sessions for a new studio album due to the illness of a band member. As for exactly who is feeling under the weather, mum's the word.

AC/DC singer Brian Johnson said on The Cowhead Show: "Hopefully this year we can get back together again. One of the boys is a little sick. I can't say anything, but he's getting better."

Johnson denied that the illness was terminal and was confident his cohort would make a full recovery. When asked if the sickness were serious, he replied: "No, but just bad. He's doing wonderful. A full recovery is fully expected."

The new album -- assuming it is completed -- will be the follow-up to 2008's Black Ice, which was their 15th studio album.

Johnson is feeling a bit under the weather himself: He's in need of wrist surgery, a fact that has led to the cancellation of a brief US tour during which we would have performed and recounted anecdotes from his book, Rockers And Rollers: A Full-Throttle Memoir.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.