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AC/DC's future in doubt as retirement rumours grow

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Apr 15, 2014 | 8:40am EDT

Speculation is growing over the future of rock legends Ac/Dc amid a swirl of rumours suggesting the band is on the verge of retirement. The Back In Black hitmakers hit headlines in their native Australia on Tuesday (14Apr14) when unconfirmed reports from Down Under pointed towards a possible split.

The rumours come just weeks after frontman Brian Johnson revealed the group has been keeping a low profile in recent months due to health problems affecting one of the bandmembers. He told Florida radio station 98.7 The Gater in February (14), "One of our boys was pretty ill, so we didn't like to say anything, and we're very private about things like this, so we didn't wanna say anything. And he's a very proud man."

However, Johnson insisted the band was poised to get back to work, hinting at a 40th anniversary tour and a new album, adding, "I think we'll be going into the studio in May... It's been 40 years of the band's existence, so I think we're gonna try to do 40 gigs, 40 shows, to thank the fans for their undying loyalty." Representatives for the band had failed to respond to requests for comment as WENN went to press.

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