April 18, 2008 / 4:50 PM / 10 years ago

AC/DC working on album for release later in 2008

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Australian rock band AC/DC will release its first album since 2000 later this year, according to a posting on the group's Web site (www.acdc.com) Friday.

Singer Brian Johnson (top) and guitarist Angus Young of ACDC perform as the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 18th annual induction ceremony at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel in this March 10, 2003 file photo. REUTERS/Mike Segar

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers are working on the untitled project in Vancouver with producer Brendan O’Brien, who has recorded such acts as Pearl Jam and Bruce Springsteen.

AC/DC’s last album of new material, “Stiff Upper Lip,” opened at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 in March 2000, and inspired a yearlong world tour.

No tour details have been announced for the raucous rockers, who are known for such heavy-metal anthems as “Highway to Hell” and “Thunderstruck.”

The new album will be AC/DC’s first for Sony BMG’s Epic Records label, which reissued the band’s back catalog a few years ago.

Reporting by Dean Goodman

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