AC/DC have final broken their silence and come out with it … there’s a little bit of truth to all sides of the conflicting reports—Malcolm Young is sick … But that doesn’t mean they’re breaking up! The band issued a statement yesterday saying that the 61-year-old guitarist will take a break from the band for health issues. They didn’t go into details. Media rumors indicated he had a stroke. Aside from updating fans on Malcolm’s status, they also updated the status of the band. They do plan on making more new music, but a close friend of Young’s, Mark Gable of the Choirboys, tells Australian radio that he doubts Malcolm will ever record again. Again, thoughts and prayers with Malcolm and his family. A statement from the band says that Malcolm would like to “thank the group’s diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support.”
Veruca Salt is back
A couple of reunions on the horizon: Chick fronted Veruca Salt are picking the instruments back up. The four original members of the band will kick off a tour June 22 and they’ll also release a limited-edition vinyl with two new songs on one side and their famed single “Seether” on the other side. You can snatch that up during Record Store Day Saturday, check your local independent record store for offerings. A tease on the band’s website indicates there’s much more to come.
Get your Kix
Also on the reunion beat—Kix plans to release new music … uh, who? The band got their start in the early 80s and had some success with the album Blow My Fuse and Hot Wire. They’re definitely a big hair, tight jeans, leather vests and scarves kind of band and front man Steve Whiteman actually had some influence on one current rocker—Lizzy Hale of Halestorm. Whiteman gave her music lessons back in the day. Kix will release a new album July 22nd.
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