David Farrier of New Zealand's 3 News conducted an interview with AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd ahead of the release of Rudd's solo debut, "Head Job". You can now watch the chat at this location.
Asked about AC/DC's current status and plans for the immediate future, Rudd said: "I can't really offer anything official, but I'm pretty sure something's gonna happen in the not-too-distant future. 'Cause we're all getting on a bit. It's either do it now or do it posthumously."
Rudd last week said that AC/DC's new album is better than its predecessor, 2008's "Black Ice", even though founding guitarist Malcolm Young was not present for the sessions. In an interview with Australian radio station Triple M, Rudd called the record "stellar," adding, "I hope it's as good as I remember when I came away from the studio. It's pretty damn good."
Although some music news sites erroneously quoted Rudd as saying that the album was recorded in 10 days, he actually said that he was done with his drum parts in that time, adding, "I've never played better."
According to The Pulse Of Radio, Rudd, who releases his debut solo album "Head Job" on Friday (August 29), recently confirmed during an appearance on Australia's "Today Show" that AC/DC will play live again.
He explained, "There will be another tour, and I'll be on it. And when there's another one, I'll be on that. And another record, I'll be on that. It'll go until it dies. We'll probably all have to be dead before it stops, you know what I'm saying? You'll never stop Angus [Young], mate."
AC/DC announced earlier this summer that Malcolm Young was stepping down from the group after 40 years due to unspecified health issues.
The band recently completed recording on its 16th studio album, with Malcolm and Angus' nephew Stevie Young filling in for Malcolm on guitar. The disc is due out before the end of the year.