The original singer of AC/DC, Dave Evans has shared a recent post on his Facebook page, and he responded to rumors that he is returning to AC/DC with really harsh words.

Dave Evans said that ‘the real essence of the band’ died when AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young passed away in November 2017.

Here’s what Dave wrote:

“Despite reported rumors, I have no interest in returning to AC/DC as the vocalist.

As far as I am concerned Malcolm Young was the inspiration, the driving force and the musical genius of AC/DC since we first formed the band and in my opinion when he died the real essence of the band also died and could never be the same without him.

I do however wish any new form of the band success.”

In a recent appearance on Mexico radio station D99 – 98.9 FM, Evans talked about his future plans. He said:

“Next year is booked out already. I’m working more these days than ever before; it’s incredible, this time of my career. But there are some exciting things, really.

I’ve got a new album coming up early next year. I’m just finishing up my ‘Lightning & Thunder’ Latin American tour right now, and I’ve [played shows in] Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Panama — all over the joint — and I recorded some of it live. It should be released early next year.

It’s being mixed at the moment. But I could be — this is a whisper; I’m talking to some of the boys in my band here in Mexico; my Mexican badasses — but I could be recording an album in Mexico next year, of new [music].

That’s news for you guys. We only just talked about it two nights ago, so this is brand new, hot off the press.”

You can watch the radio show below.

Click here for the source of the statement.