Initially, a series of contradicting stories began to appear. The Australia dismissed the initial rumors, saying that a "music industry source" revealed that the band has booked studio time in Canada for six weeks starting May 1.
On the other hand, a 3AW article claimed that the band might announce retirement as early as tomorrow, with the radio host sharing grim doubts about how "we may not hear them perform or record ever again," also pointing at Malcolm as the reason behind the situation.
Unfortunately, more info regarding the possibility of split and Young's bad health surfaced. Mark Evans, the son of band's original singer Dave Evans, tweeted that "Malcolm Young is very sick... [Malcolm's son] Ross Young spoke to my father this morning because the cat got out... But yes, the band will be finished... No new shows or music."
Evans further noted that Malcolm's condition had been going on for several months, also saying that the official statement will surface soon.
According to the Orstrahyun report by journalist Darryl Mason, "when AC/DC recently reunited in a rehearsal studio, Malcolm Young discovered he had forgotten how to play, due to a brain clot."
"AC/DC won't continue playing and recording without Malcolm," the report reads. "It can't be done. AC/DC is his band, he started AC/DC, under the guidance of big brother George Young (producer, songwriter) and encouraged his younger brother Angus to join. Malcolm Young has been the quiet motivator and boss of the band for four decades, co-writing nearly all of AC/DC's classics.
"His passion for the band and its music, and integrity, were so intense, he used to have fistfights with his younger brother, Angus, in the studio, when disagreements about a sound or riff couldn't be resolved. Proper punch-ups, teeth were lost, blood was drawn," Mason concluded.
@BrodrickRomero Malcolm young is very sick....- Mark evans (@Evanssyd) April 15, 2014
@BrodrickRomero we'll Ross Young spoke to my father this morning because the cat got out.... But yes the band will be finished.- Mark evans (@Evanssyd) April 15, 2014
*both previous tweets were deleted shortly after posting
@BrodrickRomero Malcolm's band he drove that music.... Without him it would be just another band.— Mark evans (@Evanssyd) April 15, 2014
We'll keep you updated on the situation in hope that rumors aren't true. Unfortunately, some of the sources are pretty solid and strongly indicate that after 41 years of non-stop rocking, AC/DC are through. Stay tuned.