Tag Archives: Malcolm Young

Metal Insider’s Top 10: shocking moments of 2014

Posted by on December 22, 2014

2014 was filled with lots of great new albums (as you likely noticed from our Top 10 list). Yet like every year, 2014 had plenty of shocking moments; incidents and events that took the metal community by complete surprise. With that in mind, the Metal Insider crew continues the tradition of listing the top ten […]

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New & Noteworthy, December 2nd – Skies on Fire

Posted by on December 2, 2014

The end of the year is upon us, and Top 10 lists are already starting to appear on most of the major metal news sites. Be sure to remember the last few albums to be released in 2014, including the ones listed here, as you prepare your own list. It was a great year for […]

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Phil Rudd had been behaving erratically, AC/DC says

Posted by on November 13, 2014

AC/DC’s going through some pretty sudden and unfortunate lineup changes with the forthcoming release of their 15th album, Rock or Bust. Malcolm Young’s health issues led to another Young in the band, which would have been sad and tragic enough. Then the shocking news came that drummer Phil Rudd had been arrested for attempting to […]

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Malcolm Young’s family confirms he’s suffering from dementia

Posted by on September 30, 2014

Last week, the Sydney Morning Herald tempered the excitement about AC/DC’s first album in six years, Rock or Bust, with the announcement that founding guitarist Malcolm Young was suffering from dementia. And while their report came from “a source,” the fact that the Herald was a legitimate news source lent it some credibility, even if there was nothing official. […]

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Malcolm Young reportedly suffering from dementia

Posted by on September 26, 2014

The excitement that AC/DC’s Rock or Bust is finally coming out in December was tempered by the unfortunate news that founding rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young wouldn’t be on the album. Now, according to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald, the news is even worse. According to sources close to the Young family, the guitarist is suffering from dementia […]

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Some guy that wrote a book says Malcolm Young isn’t returning to AC/DC

Posted by on August 6, 2014

Maybe the headline is simplifying things a bit. Jesse Fink isn’t just some guy. He’s an author that literally wrote the book on AC/DC. The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC, was published yesterday, and when during on Boston classic rock station WZLX, he stated that he didn’t think that the band’s longtime rhythm guitarist Malcolm […]

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AC/DC’s new album is finished, says Brian Johnson

Posted by on July 9, 2014

“We’re done,” Brian Johnson says about the new AC/DC album, their 15th. “I’m very excited and we’ve got some great songs.” That’s what he told Metal Hammer from his hometown of Newcastle, where the singer was picking up his Doctorate in Music from Northumbria University. He says that the album will come out either later […]

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Brian Johnson: AC/DC ‘very likely’ to be touring this year

Posted by on June 20, 2014

While we’ve known that AC/DC are doing something in the studio, it looks like they’ll be taking to the stage before year’s end. Singer Brian Johnson, who hosts the U.K. series Cars That Rock, stated that he’ll be taking a hiatus from the show to concentrate on touring with the band. You probably didn’t know that […]

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Headbangers’ Brawl 4/18: Should AC/DC retire?

Posted by on April 18, 2014

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s contributors take a moment to debate and analyze opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. The internet went bonkers when rumors started to spread that after 40 years, AC/DC were planning to retire. While singer Brian Johnson denied the retirement […]

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AC/DC confirm Malcolm Young is taking a hiatus from the group

Posted by on April 16, 2014

Well, turns out that some of the rumors were true. Almost immediately after singer Brian Johnson refuted rumors that AC/DC was retiring in the near future, the group has issued a statement confirming that Malcolm Young is momentarily stepping down due to poor health. AC/DC issued the following statement confirming the guitarist’s hiatus: “After forty […]

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