Celeb Magazine

Malcolm Young Of AC/DC Has Passed Away

Posted on the 18 November 2017 by Sumithardia

Malcolm Young Of AC/DC Has Passed Away

wenn5174806

In sad rock-n-roll news, iconic Australian hard rock band AC/DC’s founder Malcolm Young has passed away. The 64-year-old is said to have died peacefully at home. To me, he’ll always be “the guy with the long hair playing guitar behind Brian and Angus.” He wasn’t the flashy one in the schoolboy outfit (that was his brother Angus Young), but he’s described as the “driving force” for the band in his Wikipedia entry and he co-wrote some of the greatest songs of all time. You aren’t legally married in some states if “You Shook Me All Night Long” wasn’t played at your wedding reception.

A statement from his family (via Rolling Stone) says that he died peacefully at home. Young had taken a break from the band to be treated for dementia in April 2014, and permanently retired in September of that year. He gave the band his blessing to keep on rocking without him.

“Renowned for his musical prowess, Malcolm was a songwriter, guitarist, performer, producer and visionary who inspired many,” the statement said. “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.”

Malcolm was from Glasgow, Scotland, and founded AC/DC in 1973. He’s the guy who co-wrote “Back in Black,” “Hells Bells,” “Highway to Hell,” “Thunderstruck,” “For Those About to Rock (We Salute You),” the aforementioned “You Shook Me All Night Long,” and many others. He was respected rock royalty!

In the 2008 Rolling Stone profile on AC/DC, the Young brothers were asked “Who runs AC/DC?” “We both do, because we were there from the start,” Malcolm replied. The Young brothers and AC/DC were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. With over 110 million albums sold, AC/DC is also the highest-selling Australian act of all time.

Besides creating goddamn AC/DC, Young was also a recovering alcoholic who got sober in 1988.

After a few months, Malcolm returned to the band and remained sober ever since. “I was not surprised,” George Young said his younger brother’s sobriety. “When Malcolm puts his mind to something, he does it.”

R.I.P. Malcolm.

Pic: Wenn.com

Source: Malcolm Young Of AC/DC Has Passed Away

2 total views, 2 views today


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • What I Wore: Chico’s So Slimming Juliet Pants

    What Wore: Chico’s Slimming Juliet Pants

    I told you that you'd see these pants again very soon! These are the So Slimming Juliet Ankle Pants from Chico's. Chico's reached out a bit ago and asked me to... Read more

    8 hours, 28 minutes ago by   Wardrobeoxygen
    FASHION, SELF EXPRESSION, SHOPPING
  • A Little Time with Apple Watch Series 4

    Little Time with Apple Watch Series

    Over the past 3 years, I’ve authored some of my most in-depth blog posts about each successive version of the iconic Apple Watch since it revolutionised the... Read more

    8 hours, 46 minutes ago by   Fitnessontoast
    DIET & WEIGHT, FASHION, FITNESS, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, LIFE COACH, LIFESTYLE
  • Writers on Location – Amanda Huggins on Japan

    Writers Location Amanda Huggins Japan

    Welcome to the first guest post of the new season, a special one in several ways. It’s the first time Japan has featured in my Writers on Location series, and... Read more

    9 hours, 13 minutes ago by   Isabel Costello
    BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Celebrating Gorillas at “the Best Kwita Izina Ever!”

    Celebrating Gorillas “the Best Kwita Izina Ever!”

    Rwanda’s gorilla naming ceremonyGorilla tracking is said to be a “once in a lifetime” experience yet I love this primate encounter more and more each time... Read more

    9 hours, 15 minutes ago by   Diaryofamuzungu
    CHARITY, EXPAT, TRAVEL
  • Rock’n’Roll Philadelphia 5K Race Recap

    Rock’n’Roll Philadelphia Race Recap

    Kickstart your fall racing season by running a music-filled race in a rockin’ city. Learn all about it in this Rock’n’Roll Philadelphia 5K Race Recap. Read more

    10 hours, 28 minutes ago by   Fitfulfocus
    DIET & WEIGHT, FITNESS, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, RECIPES, VEGETARIAN & VEGAN
  • I Wanna Try Everything - Ariel is 4!

    Wanna Everything Ariel

    I know I am very slow in keeping up with all these precious growing up videos of the kids, like how this one took me over a year and a half just to complete, bu... Read more

    11 hours, 28 minutes ago by   A Happy Mum
    FAMILY, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Bhutan Tourist Attraction for Family Tour

    Bhutan Tourist Attraction Family Tour

    Bhutan is one of the most amazing places in the world that one can visit for a family vacation. This place is also known by the name of the land of smiles... Read more

    12 hours, 25 minutes ago by   Sharp Holidays

Magazines