Dee Snider says that Brian Johnson is doing “good,” nearly four years after the AC/DC frontman was forced to leave the band mid-tour due to a dangerous level of hearing loss. He was eventually replaced on the road by GUNS N’ ROSES vocalist Axl Rose.
Earlier today, the TWISTED SISTER singer revealed via Twitter that he “just saw Brian” and addressed Johnson‘s health issues, writing “he’s good.”
Snider was responding to Twitter questions regarding his earlier comment that the surviving members of AC/DC were working on a new studio album which will reportedly be dedicated to late AC/DC rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young.
“[Malcolm] 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. @acdc”
It is unclear when Snider last saw Johnson, but a November 9 tweet from the TWISTED SISTER singer suggests that it might have been a month ago. At the time, he wrote: “Had a private dinner with three of the biggest rockstar frontmen in the world and our ladies last night. It was pretty amazing. #Imnottellingwho”
Recently legendary rock band AC/DC posted on social media for the first time in almost 2 years. They have strongly hinted at new activity from the band. AC/DC posted a short 8-second video on Facebook celebrating the 40th anniversary of their highly successful album ‘Highway To Hell’. Whether it’s 40th-anniversary tour celebrating ‘Highway To Hell’ or a new album. Only time will tell. We may also have a new album coming soon. Only time will tell! AC/DC was in the midst of making — or at least planning — another album, with Rudd and Johnson both back in the lineup. Online reports have also indicated Angus Young will dedicate the new AC/DC album to his late brother.