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Malcolm Young has left AC/DC; nephew will replace him in lineup

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posted on Sep, 27 2014 @ 09:45 PM
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Malcolm Young has left AC/DC; nephew will replace him in lineup


The rhythm guitar player and founding member of heavy metal legends AC/DC, Malcolm Young, will no longer be playing with the band due to an extended, serious illness. "Unfortunately, due to the nature of Malcolm's condition, he will not be returning to the band," the band said in a statement on its website. "AC/DC will undertake a world tour in support of 'Rock or Bust' in 2015. Stevie Young, nephew of founding members Angus and Malcolm Young, plays rhythm guitar on 'Rock or Bust' and will accompany the band on tour."


To fans of AC/DC like myself this is sad news. I hope his condition improves over time the band won't be the same without him. In another article I read that dementia is the illness he has.




posted on Sep, 27 2014 @ 09:48 PM
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At least he didn't die from drugs, alcohol or a crazy fan. This is awful but to know there's at least hope is good news.



posted on Sep, 27 2014 @ 09:49 PM
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I heard worse news. Cancer.



posted on Sep, 27 2014 @ 09:57 PM
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originally posted by: intrepid
I heard worse news. Cancer.


This was the other article I had read where it said dementia.
AC/DC's Malcolm Young reportedly in full-time care in a Sydney nursing home


AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young is reportedly in full-time care in a nursing home facility specialising in dementia. The founder member's retirement from the band was announced on Wednesday (September 24), following reports earlier this year that he would not be joining them in the studio. According to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald, a source connected to the Young family says the 61-year-old is receiving care in a residential home specialisng in the treatment of dementia, believed to be Lulworth House in Sydney's Elizabeth Bay.

I hope it isn't cancer though I took care of both my parents when they passed from cancer it isn't a pretty sight.



posted on Sep, 27 2014 @ 10:01 PM
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Sad news, Thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. Rock on Malcom.



posted on Sep, 27 2014 @ 10:01 PM
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Another sad day in the world of music



posted on Sep, 27 2014 @ 10:17 PM
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Oh let's see... Back in about '83 or 4 a couple buddies down the street and I had a mean air guitar band going on in my moms garage. We made fake guitars out of 2x4s, setup a fake drum set. We had mike stands and everything lol.

Our favorite tape to toss into the old boombox was back in black, we would crank that up and go nuts. Man if I had a video of that, it would probably be a hit on YouTube as I have no doubt we looked like total weenies.

But dam those were good times, no job, no bills, just good rockin music and good friends.

I wish him well, and thank him for the memories.



posted on Sep, 27 2014 @ 10:59 PM
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a reply to: buster2010

Heavy metal legends?

Rock is more like it.

Either way, sad news.

Peace



posted on Sep, 27 2014 @ 11:04 PM
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I hope it isn't cancer though I took care of both my parents when they passed from cancer it isn't a pretty sight.
a reply to: buster2010

I know what that's like, I was tasked by the nurse to give my mother morphine injections up until her death from lung cancer. Not pretty at all, and very hard to get over, even though it was 20 years ago almost exactly.



posted on Sep, 27 2014 @ 11:06 PM
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Yeah at first I heard it was a stroke, they are being pretty tight lipped. But sadly we can't all go on like clockwork, eventually time catches up with us all in some kind of cruel way...

Also, when I heard his nephew was doing the gig I thought what a cool break for a young kid! Imagine being able to perform the rock anthems your uncle wrote. He wasn't a shredder, but man could he write some great rhythm guitar riffs and punch them out like a smack in the face!
Turns out the nephews like in his fifties or something though!

edit on 28-9-2014 by Qumulys because: grammar, spelling, Em, D, A



posted on Sep, 27 2014 @ 11:09 PM
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a reply to: caterpillage

I'm sure you had fun, but how old were you? When I was a young teenager we just got real instruments and learned to play them. We had a whole lot of fun playing actual music back then. I'm just wondering why you didn't do that. Were you just a little kid? I did that stuff too when I was little, making guitars out of plywood and stuff and pretending... That was fun too, but I didn't do it with other people I was just a little kid.



posted on Sep, 28 2014 @ 02:10 AM
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my fav ac/dc track poor Malcolm i feel sorry for him



posted on Sep, 28 2014 @ 06:21 AM
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a reply to: buster2010

For those about to rock...

Rock, metal, whichever way you slice it, this fellow was an important part of a musical legacy which has spawned so much enjoyment, creativity, and fun, that we should all give a nod of respect to Malcom, as he passes the torch to his nephew, like a bard of old.

I hope that he is cared for well, and, although this might seem a bastardly thing to say, I hope his body gives up before his mind totally collapses in on itself. There are few fates as terrible as to be a stranger in ones own mind. No one should have to endure that.



posted on Sep, 28 2014 @ 09:42 AM
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originally posted by: douglas5


my fav ac/dc track poor Malcolm i feel sorry for him


Ride On Malcolm





posted on Sep, 28 2014 @ 09:58 AM
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a reply to: wtbengineer

I would have been about 13, friends were 12 and 10 or there abouts. The two guys were brothers. Our "drummer" had a synsonic drum machine at home he messed with and later got a real drum set. The other guy and I got guitars later on. But we never got serious with anything.

Not a very musically talented bunch really.




posted on Sep, 28 2014 @ 11:14 AM
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ACDC is my fav rock band with Van Halen a close second.
Very sad. I read that Malcolm forgot everything on the guitar. When he picked it up, he didn't know what to do with it. As a guitarist/song writer, that terrified me and made me feel very sad for him. Malcolm, IMO, is the greatest rhythm guitarist who ever lived and one of the greatest riffers of all time. He and Angus are what made me wanna rock. Malcolm is a super hero and thanks to him for everything he gave me.

My opinion of bringing in Malcolm's son is not a good one. I think ACDC should take a bow and retire.
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posted on Sep, 28 2014 @ 11:23 AM
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originally posted by: jude11
a reply to: buster2010

Heavy metal legends?

Rock is more like it.

Either way, sad news.

Peace

When AC/DC came out they were considered heavy metal so yes they are heavy metal legends.



posted on Sep, 28 2014 @ 11:31 AM
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a reply to: caterpillage

Long as you were having fun, huh?



posted on Sep, 28 2014 @ 11:43 AM
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For those who have rocked we salute you , best wishes Malcolm the band won't be the same.

I was there ... they rocked.



posted on Sep, 29 2014 @ 06:29 PM
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Sad news indeed. Hope AC/DC lives on at this tragic time.




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