Read Brian Johnson's tribute to "genius" Malcolm Young

Carla Harmon
November 22, 2017

AC/DC co-founder and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young died Saturday, November 18, after struggling with dementia. According to Independent, Malcolm and Angus would have their names side by side on nearly every song, for every album up until the last one, titled "Rock or Bust", which was released in September of 2014.

Both Johnson and Young had faced ongoing health problems in ACDC's recent years, with Johnson facing a potentially deafening ear problem before the recording of Rock Or Bust.

Foo Fighters did not let the death of Malcolm Young go unremarked this weekend. I send out my love and sympathy to his wife Linda, his children Kara and Ross, and (brother) Angus, who will all be we all are.

"He has left a legacy that I don't think many can match, ' he said".

Meanwhile, former AC/DC singer Brian Johnson remembered his bandmate with a tribute, writing on his website: "I am saddened by the passing of my friend Malcolm Young, I can't believe he's gone". As rhythm guitarist for the legendary rock band, Malcolm served as an indispensable foil to Angus Young's arena-stuffing riffs. Young earned seven GRAMMY® nominations throughout his career, and was awarded the Best Hard Rock Performance GRAMMY for AC/DC's "War Machine" for 2009. While Angus is the de facto face of AC/DC, Malcolm was the unsung hero who provided the glue for the band's biggest hits.

"It is with deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of Malcolm Young, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother".

"There's very few rock "n" roll bands ..."

Whether AC/DC plays another concert remains to be seen, but the loss of Malcolm's presence onstage on their last tour changed the dynamic of the band more than any other lineup change in AC/DC's history, even with Stevie Young's more than admirable job in Malcolm's stead. Rock "n" roll has a swing ... the jungle of it all.

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