After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health. Malcolm would like to thank the group’s diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support.
In light of this news, AC/DC asks that Malcolm and his family’s privacy be respected during this time. The band will continue to make music.
Therefore, it seems that the band may record new music, or go on tour without Malcolm Young. [End of update]
There have been some rumors floating around that AC/DC is breaking up, calling it quits after 41 years of non-stop rock n’ roll.With the passing of the hours, the rumors have only gotten stronger, and are now coming from credible sources near the AC/DC camp. Time to call it.
Apparently, the short version of the story is this: Malcolm Young, Angus’ big brother, rhythm guitar player and co-author of almost every AC/DC song (arguably the band’s mastermind), suffered a stroke about three weeks ago, which wasn’t made public by anyone close to the band.
After a quick recovery, the band begun rehearsals to prepare for the recording sessions of a new album. At the rehearsals, Malcolm realized he forgot how to play, apparently due to a blood clot left in his brain by the stroke.
Nothing is officially official yet, but family members and friends report that the decision of finishing the band due to Malcolm’s condition was made last week. AC/DC will most likely refuse to keep on playing and recording without Malcolm being able to do so.
Tomorrow, April 16th, there’s a press conference scheduled by the band, where the official announcement is expected.
Australian journalist Darryl Mason, close to the band, has made a lengthy post about his whole situation, definitely worth reading.