From the bottom of my heart, Thank You Malcom, for all the years and the best music in rock. You will never be forgotten! The fact that you kept going and working while going through all this is nothing short of a miracle to me. You have always been and continue to be larger than life in my eyes, an inspiration to my soul and music to my ears. Here’s hoping you get feeling better soon and back to it in no time! ~TAM

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AC/DC rocker Angus Young has paid tribute to his brother, who was forced to quit the band following a dementia diagnosis, insisting he worked until his condition became too much of a problem.

The guitarist recently revealed his brother Malcolm’s health issues started becoming prominent while the band was working on 2008’s Black Ice album, but he just kept hoping the bassist would get better.

Angus tells, “He kept going as long as he could. He was still writing until he couldn’t do that anymore. You were hoping, you know, that he would get better. The physical side of him, he got great treatment for that, so he’s good with all of that. But the mental side has just deteriorated … He himself said, ‘You know, I won’t be able to do it anymore. ‘ ”

Malcolm is currently being treated in a full-time care facility in Australia. His nephew Stevie Young has replaced him in the group’s line-up as AC/DC prepare to release new album Rock or Bust.


This is probably the best article I have been able to find up to this point. It’s more in depth and features some pretty rare videos and photos.

LATEST STORY – NOV 15, 2014: Angus Young Reveals Brother Malcolm Has Been Suffering Symptoms Of Dementia Since 2008, Kept Touring, Co-Wrote Riffs On New Album

SEPT 26, 2014 LATEST NEWS: Malcolm Young Officially Retires From AC/DC, New AC/DC Album ‘Rock Or Bust’ Announced For Late Nov Release, Track Listing Here

AC/DC Latest News, April 19: Brian Johnson Confirms AC/DC Future Still In Doubt – “I Don’t Know What Happens Next” 

Malcolm’s first band was called Velvet Underground from 1971-1972, who never recorded, before forming ACDC in 1973.
Brothers Malcolm Young, George Young and Angus Young, 2012
Angus, Malcolm and George Young working on AC/DC songs in the mid-1970s, on piano

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