Staff WriterAC/DC may be retiring. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, sources close to the band have confirmed that Malcolm Young, the band’s guitarist, is unable to continue playing, possibly due to a terminal illness. Before you start crying or praying to the Rock N Roll Gods, lead singer and frontman Brian Johnson, has confirmed that the rumors are exaggerated, and that the band is not breaking up. Whew! Sadly, however, some portions of the gossip are true. Johnson confirmed that a member of the band really is suffering from terminal illness, though whether this is Malcolm Young or not is still not known. "I wouldn't like to say anything either way about the future," he said. "I'm not ruling anything out. One of the boys has a debilitating illness, but I don't want to say too much about it. He is very proud and private, a wonderful chap. We've been pals for 35 years and I look up to him very much" Johnson told the Telegraph in an interview. For some good news, Johnson also said that the band will be working on new stuff for the fans real soon: "We are definitely getting together in May in Vancouver," he told the Telegraph. "We're going to pick up some guitars, have a plonk, and see if anybody has got any tunes or ideas. If anything happens, we'll record it." According to Australia’s Noise11.com, the source of the rumor was an anonymous tipster using the handle ‘Thunderstruck’ who sent an e-mail to Perth Radio Station 6PR. The radio station in turn spread the story to the general public, and news agencies began picking it up.
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