AC/DC new studio album will not be featuring founder member Malcolm Young, and they also confirmed that Young will not be returning to the band.

Press release issued by the band’s label states:
“Earlier this year AC/DC released a statement explaining that due to illness, Malcolm would be taking a break from the band. Unfortunately, due to the nature of Malcolm’s condition, he will not be returning to the band.”

Rock Or Bust’, is to be released December 2nd on Columbia Records. The 11-track LP is the group’s first new album in six years. It was recorded in Spring 2014 at Warehouse Studio in Vancouver with producer Brendan O’Brien and mixed by Mike Fraser. Stevie Young nephew of Angus and Malcolm Young plays rhythm guitar on the album and will accompany the band on tour.