AC/DC's Brian Johnson

Ex-AC/DC Frontman Brian Johnson Pens Tribute To Late Guitarist Malcolm Young


Former AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson has shared the below tribute to his late former bandmate, Malcolm Young, who died over the weekend. Young was a co-founding member of the band and performed with them up until 2014, when a struggle with dementia led to his early retirement from the outfit.

Speaking via, Johnson offered:

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“For 32 years we stood side by side on stage
I am saddened by the passing of my friend Malcolm Young, I can’t believe he’s gone.
We had such great times on the road.

I was always aware that he was a genius on guitar, his riffs have become legend, as has he.
I send out my love and sympathy to his wife Linda, his children Cara and Ross,
and Angus, who will all be devastated…. as we all are.

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.
He was the man who created AC/DC because he said “there was no Rock,n,Roll” out there.

I am proud to have known him and call him a friend, and I’m going to miss him so much.
I salute you, Malcolm Young.”

Johnson himself was forced to step down from the band in 2016, facing the threat of permanent hearing loss should he continue.

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