Earlier this year, AC/DC founding member and guitar player Malcolm Young announced that he was leaving the band due to an illness. Recent reports stated that the rock god is suffering from dementia and will have to permanently retire from music.
Dementia is a medical term that covers a wide range of diseases that damage the brain’s ability to remember things, make simple everyday judgments, and could affect the victim’s normal functions like eating or breathing. While the most common form of Dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, there is no word yet on what form of the disease is affecting Mr. Young. There is currently no cure.
With a name his sister found on a sewing machine, Malcolm Young formed AC/DC with his brother Angus Young in 1973 with Bon Scott on vocals. Through the 1970s, the band became one of the biggest names in Rock n Roll music. After Bon died in 1980, Brian Johnson took over as the singer and became a big time singer in his own right. Some of their rock stables include “Back in Black,” “Highway to Hell,” “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap,” and “For Those About to Rock, We Salute You.”
While Malcolm is no longer an active member of the band, They are currently planning a new album titled “Rock or Bust” that should be released in December of 2015 and a world tour is planned. Malcolm Young’s nephew Stevie Young will be taking his place in the band. He has played with the group before, when he had to fill in for Malcolm in the late 1980s.
Geek Juice Media would like to send warm wishes to the Young Family, Friends of the family, AC/DC members and employees, and to anyone who suffers from, knows someone or is currently taking care of someone with dementia.
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Source: Ulimate Classic Rock