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Metallica, Aerosmith, AC/DC Among Top Grossing Live Acts Since 1990

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Metallica, Aerosmith and AC/DC lead the hard rock acts that made the cut of Billboard's top 25 grossing live acts since 1990.

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Is Stevie Young Playing on New AC/DC Album?

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Columbia Records

With Malcolm Young taking leave from the band due to illness, it looks like AC/DC didn't have to look far for a replacement guitarist to work on their new album. Back in 1988, Stevie Young filled in on guitar for his uncle Malcolm during 's 'Blow Up Your Video' tour. Now, 25 plus years later, there is a report that he's filling in for his uncle again.

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AC/DC Tap Producer Brendan O’Brien To Record New Album

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It's been an eventful month for AC/DC, who thwarted retirement rumors but did reveal that guitarist Malcolm Young is taking some time away from the band due to illness. But despite the absence of Young, the band is still moving forward with plans to make new music and a group of newly posted photos suggest that recording will begin shortly.

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Should AC/DC Continue Making Music Without Malcolm Young? – Readers Poll

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After a week of rumors, AC/DC confirmed that there were key elements of truth in some of the gossip that had been swirling around. In a statement, they confirmed that guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young (seen at right above with brother Angus) was taking a break from the band due to ill health. However, the talk that this would lead to the band retiring was premature, as they also confirmed they would continue making music.

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AC/DC Release Official Statement on Malcolm Young’s Health + Future of Band

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Although AC/DC singer Brian Johnson just revealed in a new interview that the band would not be breaking up, AC/DC have just released their first official statement addressing the reports that have surfaced over the past few days. The band states that guitarist Malcolm Young will be "taking a break from the band due to ill health," but also makes it clear that AC/DC will continue to make music.

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AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Denies Breakup Reports, Confirms Band Member Illness

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Over the past few days, conflicting reports have been popping up about the future of AC/DC. Potential health issues with guitarist Malcolm Young were rumored to signal the end of the legendary Australian band, but according to vocalist Brian Johnson, AC/DC will soon get together to jam on some potential ideas.

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New Report Refutes AC/DC Retirement Rumors

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Columbia Records

Are the rumors of AC/DC's retirement overblown? Perhaps! Billboard reports that it has learned from industry insiders that there's no truth to the rumor. Adding to the confusion is that the group's management and label have chosen not to comment on the matter as of yet.

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AC/DC Retirement Talk Intensifies Amid Report of Malcolm Young Stroke

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Last night we reported conflicting rumors concerning AC/DC's future -- one in which the band were close to announcing their retirement and another where they had booked studio time to start work on their next album. But it now appears as though the retirement rumors are gaining strength as further details backing up the story have been revealed.

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Conflicting Reports Cloud AC/DC’s Future

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There's either very sad news or very good news for AC/DC and their fans as two conflicting reports have surfaced online.

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AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Rocks ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ at Billy Joel’s New York Show

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Yes, while Billy Joel is known as 'The Piano Man,' he did have his fair share of upbeat rockers back in the day. But Joel, who is in the midst of a Madison Square Garden residency in New York, surprised fans by upping the wattage even more than usual. AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson turned up as a surprise guest, rocking the house with a rendition of 'You Shook Me All Night Long.'

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