Former AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young is reportedly suffering from dementia and being cared for in a Sydney nursing home. The Australian rock giant’s retirement from the band was announced on Wednesday, and attributed to an undisclosed illness. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that “sources connected to the Young family” claim that Malcolm, 61, has been
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Australian journalist and AC/DC biographer Jesse Fink says he’s “not expecting” to see Malcolm Young return to the group. The author of the new book The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC would not comment on the longtime guitarist’s condition, but said that his current illness will be keeping him sidelined. “I’m not expecting to
AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson has given fans an update on the condition of bandmate Malcolm Young, confirming that the ailing guitarist is currently in hospital. Johnson addressed Young’s much-publicised health battles during a recent interview about the hard rock icons’ upcoming new album. The frontman confirmed in the interview with Classic Rock magazine that the
Before they were hard rock legends, before they were one of the world’s biggest bands, and before everyone was wondering whether or not they’d split up, AC/DC was merely an idea in the heads of Sydney brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who were playing in the Marcus Hook Roll Band. The group featured their brothers
With AC/DC announcing they are going ahead with making music, despite Malcolm Young taking leave from the band due to illness, the question on everyone’s lips is, “Who’s going to be taking his place?” Speculation is now rife that Malcolm’s nephew Stevie Young will be picking up his uncle’s Gretsch and joining the AC/DC lineup
Following initial comments by frontman Brian Johnson to The Telegraph, Australian hard rock group AC/DC have released their first official statement regarding the state of guitarist Malcolm Young. According to the dispatch, Young is suffering from ill-health and will take a break from AC/DC. “After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding
The coveted ‘Greatest Guitarist of all Time’ throne has been awarded to many a musician over the years, it’s really all a matter of who you ask. Most recently, News Corp decided to poll Australia’s best guitarists, a feat previously attempted by Australian Guitar Magazine back in 2012. While AGM‘s top spot went to the