It is with deep regret we report that Superstar AC/DC Co-Founder Malcolm Young has passed away. The rhythm guitarist died on Saturday of complications of dementia.
Young was often proclaimed as one of rock’s greatest rhythm guitarists, Mr. Young founded AC/DC with his younger brother, Angus, in Australia in 1973. They soon built a loyal following with their stripped-down sound of thundering guitars and drums, a throbbing bass line and screaming lyrics about hard living, lust and the spirit of rock-and-roll.
AC/DC reportedly sold more than 200 million albums, with 1980’s “Back in Black” accounting for almost a quarter of that total. Other hit albums included “T.N.T” (1975), “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” (1976), “Highway To Hell” (1979), “For Those About to Rock We Salute You” (1981) and “Stiff Upper Lip” (2000). The group was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.