AC/DC’s Chris Slade Addresses Recent Rumours Surrounding The Band

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Chris Slade drummer with AC/DC , reunited with the band back in 2016. That was as a replacement to for Phil Rudd. Now, Slade has discussed some of the recent rumours in circulation that are concerning the group.

Whispers began swirling a few months back that the rockers were busy working at a Vancouver studio when Brian Johnson, Phil Rudd, Angus and Stevie Young were seen at the music centre, adding to further speculation that they had a new record on the way.

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Slade’s return to the band looks like it is now coming to an end and the drummer gave his thoughts to eonMusic concerning the rumours about the older lineup getting back together.

“Yes. If it works, good luck. It’s great. And why not? There are all sorts of rumours: Axl’s going to be doing a track, Brian’s going to be doing a track, there’s so many variables here. And I’ve learned with AC/DC also, not to believe the rumours, because even fans fake things. But Angus is now over 60, I think, so he’s still got a few years to go, if you go by me and Brian. That’s all he does – he relaxes by painting, and he smokes fags, and that’s about it, so the rest of the time, he’s playing guitar.”

According to Antimusic, Bassist Cliff Williams made no secret of the fact that that he was retiring after the band’s Rock Or Bust Tour. Slade was questioned about who he thought may be taking over for him,

“I’m not sure about that. But Stevie Young and Angus both play bass. Would Cliff come out of retirement? It depends on if he’s bored or not, because all he will want to do these days is go fishing with his son, who is a professional fisherman. So, I don’t know. It’s possible, of course, but there again, it’s all rumours. But Angus is very big, family-orientated, a la Stevie, so I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a nephew or a cousin or something who plays bass So, that’s just a thought.”

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