For a band that began their career by putting out 12 albums in the first 15 years of their career, AC/DC have become almost invisible as a studio entity in the ensuing 22 years. Despite still having massive global appeal, they’ve only released three albums since 1990′s ‘The Razor’s Edge,’ and nothing since 2008′s ‘Black Ice.’

Hopes were raised back in January when singer Brian Johnson said that he hoped the boys would get back together at some point this year. However, a recent interview with guitarist Malcolm Young has put the kibosh on dreams of a new AC/DC album appearing soon.

“You know what Brian’s like,” Young told Classic Rock. “He just says things and then walks away. It’ll be a little while – a year or two anyway.

“I’ve been doing some jamming on some song ideas but I do that all the time, as do the rest of the band,” Young continued. “We are still working. But we had a long rest between ‘Stiff Upper Lip’ and ‘Black Ice,’ so I think we need a couple of years to recuperate and work on it a bit more.”

So that’s the news straight from Malcolm Young’s mouth. Nothing new from AC/DC until 2013 at the earliest. Until then, we’ll just keep playing our copy of ‘Back in Black,’ whose title song recently finished at No. 4 on our list of the Top 100 Classic Rock Songs.