Very sad day today is…we lost another Great music Artist.
On Saturday, 64 year old co-founder and guitarist of the Australian rock band AC/DC, Malcolm Young died after battling dementia for several years. In a statement the band said that Young died at home with his family at this bedside.
“Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young,” AC/DC wrote in a statement.
“Malcolm, along with Angus, was the founder and creator of AC/DC. With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band. As a guitarist, songwriter and visionary he was a perfectionist and a unique man. He always stuck to his guns and did and said exactly what he wanted. He took great pride in all that he endeavored. His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed.”
Angus Young added: “As his brother it is hard to express in words what he has meant to me during my life, the bond we had was unique and very special. He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever. Malcolm, job well done.”
On Saturday morning Twitter was filled with tributes to Malcolm Young.
Eddie Van Halen wrote: “It is a sad day in rock and roll. Malcolm Young was my friend and the heart and soul of AC/DC. I had some of the best times of my life with him on our 1984 European tour. He will be missed and my deepest condolences to his family, bandmates and friends.”
It is a sad day in rock and roll. Malcolm Young was my friend and the heart and soul of AC/DC. I had some of the best times of my life with him on our 1984 European tour. He will be missed and my deepest condolences to his family, bandmates and friends.
— Eddie Van Halen (@eddievanhalen) November 18, 2017
Dave Mustain and Paul Stanley paid their respect.
I have to go…I am losing it that Malcolm is gone. I hate this…
— Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine) November 18, 2017
The driving engine of AC/DC has died.A tragic end for a sometimes unsung icon. One of the true greats. RIP. https://t.co/cJe1Xr17IA
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) November 18, 2017
Ozzy Osbourne wrote: “So sad to learn of the passing of yet another friend, Malcolm Young. He will be sadly missed. God Bless @ACDC”
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) November 18, 2017
The two brothers Malcolm and Angus’ co-wrote virtually every song the band recorded until 2014’s “Rock or Bust,” released after he’d left the band. Together, the brothers would create the music for hits like “Back in Black,” “Hells Bells,” “Highway to Hell,” “Thunderstruck,” “For Those About to Rock (We Salute You),” “You Shook Me All Night Long” and dozens more rock staples. Malcolm Young last performed live with AC/DC when their tour for 2008’s Black Ice concluded in June 2010 with a concert in Bilbao, Spain.
Malcolm was pure genious. His rhythm playing should be taught in every music school everywhere–he defined rhythm guitar! He was an amazing guitarist and also very nice hearted men.
He is gone, but his music & AC/DC’s will go on forever. Inspiring generations of future rock & metal musicians. Out of the darkness, a light will always shine.
Rest in peace legend.
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