Music World Pays Tribute to AC/DC’s Malcolm Young

R.I.P. to the King of Rhythm

Malcolm Young, one of the founding members of AC/DC, passed away over the weekend at the age of 64. Young started the band in 1973 with his brother, lead guitarist Angus Young.

The band confirmed the sad news in an official statement.

It is with deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of Malcolm Young, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother. Malcolm had been suffering from Dementia for several years and passed away peacefully with his family by his bedside.

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.

AC/DC and Young’s influence on rock music was, and remains, too large for words. While it was often Bon Scott and later Brian Johnson’s vocals and Angus Young’s solos that were the band’s most instantly recognizable traits, Malcolm Young’s ability as a contributing songwriter and rhythm guitarist held it all together. The music world has been offering up condolences and honouring his memory over the past couple days.

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We lost a whole lotta rhythm #ripmalcolmyoung

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Thanks to the king of rhythm.

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