Malcolm Young Has Passed Away

Malcolm Young, guitartist and co-founder of  AC/DC, has passed away at age 64 after battling dementia for several years.

“With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band,” said a statement released yesterday, November 18, 2017, which confirmed the unfortunate news.

Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young.Malcolm, along with…

Posted by AC/DC on Saturday, November 18, 2017

“Renowned for his musical prowess Malcolm was a songwriter, guitarist, performer, producer and visionary who inspired many. From the outset, he knew what he wanted to achieve and, along with his younger brother, took to the world stage giving their all at every show. Nothing less would do for their fans,” read another eulogy posted on the legendary band’s Facebook page.

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

Posted by AC/DC on Saturday, November 18, 2017

It was in 2014 when the mastermind behind some of music history’s most iconic riffs was announced to be bowing out from the band. His nephew Stevie Young then took his place in AC/DC’s tour in support of their latest album ‘Rock or Bust’ released that same year.

Tributes for the legendary guitarist have come pouring in from all over the music world:

Malcolm Young’s passing comes weeks after the passing of older brother George Young, who co-produced the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers’ first five records.

It is with pain in our heart that we have to announce the passing of our beloved brother and mentor George Young….

Posted by AC/DC on Sunday, October 22, 2017

Rest in peace.