AC/DC heading back to the studio for new album

The rumors are true.

AC/DC are set to return to the studio to record a new album. It’s their first new music since 2008’s Black Ice. The Aussie rockers are planning to work their magic in Vancouver, and there also are plans for a tour surrounding their 40th anniversary.

Lead singer Brian Johnson confirmed the news in a radio interview on Monday. “Really, because we’ve been denying anything, ’cause we weren’t sure … But I think we’ll be going into the studio in May in Vancouver. Which means, we should be getting ready.”

Johnson also revealed a few details about the tour. “It’s been 40 years of the band’s existence,” he said. “So I think we’re gonna try to do 40 gigs, 40 shows, to thank the fans for their undying loyalty. I mean, honestly, our fans are just the best in the world, and we appreciate every one of them. So, like I said, we’ll have to go out, even though we’re getting a bit long in the tooth. You know what?! It’s been four years, and I’m really looking forward to it.”