Members Of SLIPKNOT, KORN, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, POISON, Others React To Passing Of MALCOLM YOUNG

Members Of SLIPKNOT, KORN, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, POISON, Others React To Passing Of MALCOLM YOUNG

Members of SLIPKNOT, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, WHITESNAKE, POISON, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, STRYPER, KORN, OVERKILL, KREATOR, SEPULTURA and VOLBEAT are among the rock musicians and scores of other artists who reacted on social media to the passing of Malcolm Young.

The 64-year-old guitarist and co-founder of the legendary Australian hard rock band AC/DC had been suffering from dementia for at least the past three years.

Malcolm died peacefully on Saturday with his family by his bedside, a statement said.

Malcolm Young struggled with the onset of dementia for a period of time prior to being admitted to full-time nursing care in Sydney, Australia beginning in 2014.

Malcolm was replaced in AC/DC by Stevie Young, nephew of Malcolm and AC/DC guitarist Angus Young.

Malcolm did not participate in the recording sessions for AC/DC's latest studio album, "Rock Or Bust", which arrived in December 2014.

Malcolm Young was faced with two other massive health scares after the conclusion of the group's marathon 20-month tour in support of 2008's "Black Ice" album. First, he was diagnosed with lung cancer, which was detected early, enabling surgeons to operate on the guitarist successfully. Then he discovered he had a heart condition.

Malcolm's death came just weeks after his brother George Young, guitarist for THE EASYBEATS and AC/DC producer, died at age 70.

Malcolm is survived by his wife, two children and three grandchildren.

We just learned about the Passing of Malcolm Young...what a sad sad Day ....our sincere condolences go out to Angus, the Band and Malcolm's Family...RIP Malcolm...your riffs Rock on Forever....Scorpions

Posted by Scorpions on Saturday, November 18, 2017

Farewell Malcolm Young. One of the great riffmasters of all time, his loss sadly follows his and Angus’s older brother George - a ‘60s pop legend and also AC/DC’s original producer - who passed away last month almost to this day. Of the two onstage Young brothers, Malcolm was the quiet one, if not in volume, in terms of onstage antics. Like Alex Van Halen, he provided the fraternal foundation of which a great band was built upon and made it possible for his lead guitar playing brother to reach full potential - competing for the spotlight with charismatic singers (in Angus Young’s case, becoming the very mascot of the band) and becoming lead guitar personified for generations of listeners - yet always coming across as more than content as the supportive brother, never seeking undue attention and holding it down with dignity. Malcom had no distinctive outfit. Malcom had no signature stage moves. He didn’t need them. He had the riffs and he did them better than nearly anyone. Who else in heavy rock could play a Gretsch White Falcon - a guitar associated more with rockabilly (ie Brian Setzer) - and pull it off? For many of us, Malcom was our real life version of the fictitious “Guitar George” in Dire Straights’ The Sultans of Swing “He knows all the chords... he’s strictly rhythm he doesn't want to make them cry or sing” His riffs for AC/DC will go down in history alongside Jimmy Page’s for Led Zeppelin, Tony Iommi’s for Black Sabbath or anyone else’s. Malcom gave us many great measures of music and he will be missed immeasurably. RIP #ripmalcolmyoung #AC/DC #malcolmyoung

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