AC/DC Statement

AC/DC has issued a statement regarding the future of the band. There had been rumors of the band retiring. Turns out it’s half true.

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Philips Arena, Atlanta, Ga.

The health issues of rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young have been making the rounds, spurring concerns that the band would call it a day. Turns out that writer Paul Cashmere got it right: the band has seen 13 personnel changes over the years so one more change does not retirement make. At least for the band. Here’s the statement:

After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health. Malcolm would like to thank the group’s diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support. 

In light of this news, AC/DC asks that Malcolm and his family’s privacy be respected during this time. The band will continue to make music.