AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young dies aged 64

ACDC Brian Johnson

ACDC Brian Johnson

In brief, he and his brother Angus Young founded AC/DC in 1973, following in the footsteps of their elder brother George Young who had achieved a measure of worldwide success through his band called the Easybeats.

During a show at the Corona Capital Festival in Mexico, the Foos performed a cover of AC/DC's "Let There Be Rock". He created a lot of great noise, and now we can hope he will rest in peace. I was always aware that he was a genius on guitar, his riffs have become legend, as has he. Young founded AC/DC in Sydney, Australia, in 1973 with his brother Angus, alongside bassist Larry Van Kriedt, vocalist Dave Evans, and drummer Colin Burgess.

He has left a legacy that I don't think many can match.

"He never liked the celebrity side of fame, he was too humble for that". After a few lineup changes, the Young brothers were introduced to singer Bon Scott by their brother George, who would serve as AC/DC's producer on their early albums, including their debut High Voltage in 1975. Malcolm, along with Angus, was the founder and creator of AC/DC.

The rock community mourned Young's passing, with Slash from Guns N' Roses saying the AC/DC star was one of the best rhythm guitarists.

Discussing the period before QOTSA's first album, following his time in both Kyuss and the Screaming Trees, Homme admits he tried to imitate Malcolm's percussive playing technique. Actually, the Young brothers are credited as co-writers on every song the band recorded from High Voltage through 2014's Rock or Bust.

"There's very few rock "n" roll bands ..."

"We're gonna dedicate this to Mister Malcolm Young, who will be sorely missed by none more than his brother Angus", Rose said at a concert in Sacramento, California, as an image of Young was displayed on a screen behind the band.

And while we said farewell to Malcolm as a performer a few years ago, we now say goodbye to him as he has finished his trip down the rock and roll highway.

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