AC/DC Guitarist Malcolm Young is Dead at 64

Nov 19, 2017, 00:25
AC/DC Guitarist Malcolm Young is Dead at 64

AC/DC - which was also co-founded by Malcolm's younger brother Angus - confirmed the sad news in a Facebook post uploaded to the site shortly after Malcolm's passing, in which they did not disclose the star's cause of death.

"With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band", the band said on its website.

According to Angus Young, Malcolm started battling symptoms of dementia before they made their 2008 album Black Ice, but he was "still capable of knowing what he wanted to do". "Malcolm, along with Angus, was the founder and creator of AC/DC".

Malcolm's younger brother Angus, 62, is famous for the on-stage antics that he performs while wearing a schoolboy's uniform.

Today, the band is nothing less than a staple of rock music.

Saxophone player.
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Saxophone player. Heritage Images Getty Images

Young died at home with his family at this bedside, the band said in a statement.

"He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever", the band said.

His younger brothers had a longer road to the top, and slogged it out before tough crowds in Australia's bars before connecting with Scottish-born singer Bon Scott and releasing their first two albums, initially only in Australia, in 1975: "High Voltage" and "T.N.T". He was the band's producer.

AC/DC was inducted in 2003 into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which described its sound as "scorched-earth, metallic hard rock which has rarely deviated from a template of headbanging-inducing guitar riffs, flashy drums and banshee-yell vocals". Rubin added, "I'll go on record as saying they're the greatest Rock & Roll band of all time". "I toured with AC/DC on their "Stiff Upper Lip" tour". The statement was confirmed on Saturday morning by his family.