There are rumors coming out of Australia that AC/DC may announced their RETIREMENT soon . . . even as early as today.


An entertainment journalist on an Australian radio station said that the band was going to cancel an upcoming tour, and, quote, "we will never see them perform again or record again."


There are supposedly some tragic circumstances surrounding the band's retirement that might have something to do with guitarist MALCOLM YOUNG returning home to his family in Australia for "personal reasons."


There's been no official word on this, but according to one rumor, Malcolm is TERMINALLY ILL, and the band's position is that they'd rather pack it in than replace him.  Malcolm is 61 years old.


(You can listen to the journalist making the announcement here.)