Speculation of an AC/DC reunion has been rife since estranged vocalist and drummer, Brian Johnson and Phil Rudd, were spotted together last year outside the Vancouver studio where the band have recorded many albums.
When Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash was asked what the apparent return of the band means to him, he responded:
"Where do I start? AC/DC is bar none, with the exception of the Rolling Stones, the greatest rock‘n’roll band ever.
"The Stones will always come first for me and then AC/DC. There are no other bands that actually play that brand of really 50s-influenced straight-up rock‘n’roll like AC/DC. I love them for that.
"I think Phil Rudd is one of the best drummers of all time. So any time he was not in the band, I was always disappointed. But it’s great that Cliff Williams is going to be back because I remember being backstage with those guys at the end of the last tour and him saying that he was gone and that he was retired.
"So it’s great that everybody’s back, but it’s especially awesome that Brian Johnson is back."
No official word has been given from AC/DC about their future plans, or whether Johnson, Rudd and Williams are definitely back in the lineup. AC/DC's longterm engineer and mixer Mike Fraser did say earlier this month that they had been in the studio "doing something" though, so watch this space.