AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson, left, and Angus Young perform on the Black Ice tour at Madison Square Garden in New York in 2008.
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(USATODAY.com) - The rumors are true.
AC/DC are set to return to the studio to record a new album. It's their first new music since 2008'sBlack Ice. The Aussie rockers are planning to work their magic in Vancouver, and there also are plans for a tour surrounding their 40th anniversary.
"Well, you'll be the first one to know," lead singerBrian Johnson told 98.7 the Gater's Andy Preston,Ultimate Classic Rock reports. "Really, because we've been denying anything, 'cause we weren't sure ... But I think we'll be going into the studio in May in Vancouver. Which means, we should be getting ready."
Johnson also revealed a few details about the tour. "It's been 40 years of the band's existence," he said. "So I think we're gonna try to do 40 gigs, 40 shows, to thank the fans for their undying loyalty. I mean, honestly, our fans are just the best in the world, and we appreciate every one of them. So, like I said, we'll have to go out, even though we're getting a bit long in the tooth. You know what?! It's been four years, and I'm really looking forward to it."