No word from AC/DC as rumours swirl band is calling it quits

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TORONTO — Is rock band AC/DC calling it quits after four decades?

A radio station in Perth, Australia got the rumour mill swirling Monday when it reported on an anonymous email that claimed AC/DC has decided to retire because band co-founder and guitarist Malcolm Young is suffering a life-threatening illness.

The report was fueled by Peter Ford, the self-declared “best informed show business commentator in Australia,” who tweeted “there is some quite sad detail about it all, that I will not be reporting on, but the band/management may choose to reveal this.”

Ford said the band members “played together privately a few weeks back.”

Australian blogger Darryl Mason claimed Tuesday that Young suffered a stroke that left him unable to play.

Mason said an official announcement is imminent.

There has been no public comment from Young, 61, or anyone associated with AC/DC.

The Sydney Morning Herald was unable…

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