After much speculation and debate it has been confirmed that Malcolm Young, rhythm guitarist and a founding member of the band AC/DC, will be taking a break from the band due to a debilitating illness. The band issued this statement on their website:
“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.”
Rumors started floating around that because of Young’s illness the band would be retiring. The statement, however, announces that the band is not retiring and will continue to make music.
Brian Johnson, singer for the band, told The Telegraph that the 40th anniversary tour is now “up in the air at the moment” due to Young’s health. The tour was to be a 40 day 40 venue tour promoting the band’s history.
As an AC/DC fan myself I find this news quite upsetting as it might seem I will never see the band like I wanted to. What are your feelings on this? Leave your comments below!
Source – Ultimate Classic Rock