AC/DC singer Brian Johnson says that the band is "very likely" to tour by the end of the year.

Johnson released a statement on his racing website regarding why he would need a break from his UK TV show, Cars That Rock.  Johnson explains:

"Hello everyone, i just wanted to thank everyone for their kind words about Cars That Rock. Your encouragement means a lot to me. This was my first ever go at presenting a TV series and even though it may not show, i was real nervous and so am very relieved that you all seem to be enjoying it. We hope to bring you more shows in the near future but, of course, there is the slight distraction of my day job with AC/DC – and it looks very likely that we will be on the road again before the end of the year. So stand by for more music – and more Cars That Rock. thanks – Brian"

Earlier this year, many believed that AC/DC would retire due to the health problems of founding member Malcolm Young.

But, Young decided to simply take a break from the band and the rest of the members are temporarily moving on without him.  The band was spotted in Vancouver, Canada working on a new album in May.  It is believed that Malcolm's nephew, Stevie Young, is filling in.