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AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd: ‘We’ll All Have to Be Dead Before It Stops’

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More than most rock groups, AC/DC is a band of brothers. But don’t expect them to call it quits now that co-founder Malcolm Young‘s health woes have forced him out of the lineup.

According to drummer Phil Rudd, there are no plans for the group’s upcoming album — which found Young’s nephew Stevie stepping into the gap left by Malcolm’s absence — to serve as a swan song. Speaking during a guest appearance on Australia’s ‘Today Show’ program, he vowed that only death will stop AC/DC. Several deaths, actually: as he defiantly put it, “we’ll all have to be dead before it stops.”

In fact, added Rudd, “you’ll never stop” lead guitarist Angus Young. “There’ll be another tour, and I’ll be on it,” he continued. “And when there’s another record, I’ll be on that.”

There’s no official word yet on a title or release date for the new AC/DC LP, but in the meantime, fans can pass the time with Rudd’s first-ever solo effort, ‘Head Job,’ due Aug. 29. The set’s first single, ‘Repo Man,’ is out now, and you can stream the song (and check out its lyric video) right here.

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