Dee Snider of Twisted Sister tweeted that AC/DC will reunite with ousted frontman Brian Johnson and former drummer Phil Rudd in 2020 to release an album and celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary. He also said that they will tour.
His subject came up when a fan tweeted a news story to Snider about the Super Bowl Music Fest, which Guns N’ Roses will headline. “it’s not exactly halftime at the Super Bowl but they’re getting warmer,” the fan said, referencing a common complaint by rock fans that rock bands haven’t been booked at the Super Bowl Halftime show in years. Snider replied, “Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.”
Another fan responded, “And what would your choice be for entertainment???? Teletubbies???”
Snider’s response: “THEY SUCK! I’m focused on one band for the 2021 Superbowl half time show: @acdc! Reuniting with new album next year, touring, celebrating 50 years together!”
Another fan asked about the lineup, “That would be great but isn’t the one guy from AC/DC sick?”
Snider then tweeted, “He died. RIP Malcolm Young. But all four surviving members have reunited WITH tracks recorded by Malcolm while he was still alive. Malcolm’s nephew Stevie Young is replacing him (he’s done this a couple of times before). It’s as close as you can get to the original band.”
AC/DC has not made any announcement about working with Johnson or Rudd or any plans for an album or tour. The band acrimoniously split with Johnson over issues he was having with his hearing, and concerns that he wouldn’t be able to perform; their last tour featured Axl Rose of Guns N Roses as their frontman. Due to Rudd’s ongoing legal problems in New Zealand, he was unable to join the band for the 2015 Rock or Bust tour and was replaced by another former AC/DC drummer, Chris Slade.