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AC/DC confirm departure of Malcolm Young, but will continue on with new album and world tour

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    In news that will undoubtedly lead to mixed emotions for fans of AC/DC, the hard rock outfit has announced the release of a new studio album entitled Rock or Bust — however, it will not feature founding member and guitarist Malcolm Young, who has officially departed the band.

    In April, Young was hospitalized after suffering a stroke. According to a press release, “due to the nature of [his] condition, he will not be returning to the band.”

    AC/DC has recruited Young’s nephew Stephen for the recording of their new LP, and he will also accompany the band on their supporting world tour in 2015.

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    Rock or Bust is due out December 2nd. The album’s lead single, “Play Ball”, will soundtrack Major League Baseball postseason games starting next month. Update: Listen to a preview of “Play Ball” in a trailer for the MLB Postseason below.

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