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AC/DC confirm long-rumoured comeback

AC/DC are back.The legendary rockers have confirmed a long-rumoured return after fuelling speculation with suspicious social media activity all week.As revealed overnight – and to the surprise of those who have kept up with the band’s movements over the years – the line-up includes a sprinkling of familiar faces.RELATED: Fan who paid $14,000 for Bon…

AC/DC are back.

The legendary rockers have confirmed a long-rumoured return after fuelling speculation with suspicious social media activity all week.

As revealed overnight – and to the surprise of those who have kept up with the band’s movements over the years – the line-up includes a sprinkling of familiar faces.

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On Wednesday night, the band uploaded a promotional poster to Twitter asking fans: “Are you ready?” with the hashtag #PWRUP along with a black and white image of the band comprising Angus Young, Stevie Young, and returning members Brian Johnson, Cliff Williams and Phil Rudd.

Frontman Brian Johnson, who left the band in 2015 with hearing problems, is included on the poster alongside drummer Phil Rudd and bassist Cliff Williams.

Rudd was replaced with Welsh drummer Chris Slade in 2016 following legal issues which culminated in eight months of home detention for Rudd in his native New Zealand.

He had pleaded guilty to threatening to kill a former employee and possessing methamphetamine and marijuana.

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Meanwhile, returning member Williams quietly announced he was leaving the band around the same time, due to Johnson and Rudd’s departures, as well as the death of Malcolm Young.

Co-founder of the band Young died in November 2017 at the age of 64 after a long battle with dementia.

Over the past three years, all members of the band have kept a relatively low profile, but were snapped during a secret meeting in Vancouver at a recording studio last year.

Speculation of a reunion built earlier this week after the band posted a series of short clips online.

A date for new music has not yet been revealed.

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