In August 1, 2018, Canadian journalist Steve Newton has shared a blog entry on The Georgia Straight and he claimed that AC/DC recording new album in Vancouver right now.

According to Steve Newton’s report, AC/DC’s new line-up revealed. Axl Rose is new singer of AC/DC. Also former drummer Phil Rudd is back for new album.

New rhythm guitarist is Stevie Young, Angus Young’s nephew, who took over the rhythm guitar spot in AC/DC from Angus’s brother Malcolm in 2014 when Malcolm retired due to dementia.

Here’s the report:

“The guy tells me that he had a quick chat with a couple of members of AC/DC in downtown Vancouver this morning.

One of the rockers that he talked to was Stevie Young, Angus Young’s nephew, who took over the rhythm-guitar spot in AC/DC from Angus’s brother Malcolm in 2014 when Mal started suffering from the health problems, including dementia, that he would succumb to last November.

I’d like to announce that the other rocker my source chatted with briefly today was Axl Rose, the Guns N’ Roses frontman who took over the lead-vocals position from Brian Johnson on AC/DC’s last tour when Johnson started suffering hearing problems.

I can’t announce that, though, because the other rocker my source talked to was none other than, get this: Phil Rudd!

Yes, Phil Rudd, the longtime AC/DC drummer who was himself replaced behind the kit by Chris ‘Thunderstruck’ Slade in 2015 for the band’s Rock or Bust World Tour. (In 2014 Rudd had been charged with various crimes, including ‘attempting to procure a murder,’ although that charge was quickly dropped.)

Maybe it’s just a coincidence that Rudd and the younger Young were spotted today in the city where AC/DC recorded its last three albums. Maybe they just traveled over from Australia for a little vacay or something. But it’s also possible that they were laying down tracks for the next AC/DC album at the same location (Gastown’s Warehouse Studio) with the same engineer-mixer (Langley’s Mike Fraser) as the last three times.”

Back in February 2018, AC/DC’s well-connected journalist Murray Engleheart claimed that the band was prepare to record a new studio album. Engleheart has shared a new post on Facebook and said:

“Speculate all you want but I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: AC/DC will continue with Axl on vocals – new album, touring, the whole nine yards. What was a massive gamble by Angus turned out to be an equally enormous triumph that has set the scene for the future.”