AC/DC’s Brian Johnson opens up about Malcolm Young as tributes continue

Posted by on November 20, 2017

This past weekend, we lost another legend. AC/DC founding member and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young died with his family by his bedside. Many continue to collect their thoughts on this huge loss and, AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson recently shared his on his official website. The singer performed with the late guitarist from 1980 up until 2014, when Young left the group.  

Johnson expressed:

“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 Kara 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.”


Foo Fighters and Guns N’ Roses both paid a tribute over the weekend. Foo Fighters who are currently touring in support of their new album Concrete and Gold opened their show this past Saturday (18th) at Mexico’s Corona Capitol Festival with AC/DC’s classic tune, “Let There Be Rock.”


Grohl stated:

“We’re going to play some rock and roll for Malcolm tonight”


On the same night, Guns N’ Roses honored Malcolm Young at their show in Sacramento, California. The group performed Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” and AC/DC’s “Whole Lotta Rosie” in memory of the late guitarist.


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