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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.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.