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Former AC/DC Frontman Brian Johnson Pays Tribute to Malcolm Young

Isn't it weird to write former AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson?

Isn't it weird to write former AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson?

Former AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson (still feels so weird to type that) has chimed in with a tribute to his friend and band mate, Malcolm Young. Malcolm died this past weekend, surrounded by family, after a long battle with dementia.

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Johnson chimed in with some memories on his racing site,

For 32 years we stood side by side on stage

I am saddened by the passing of my friend Malcolm Young, I can’t believe he’s gone.
We had such great times on the road.
I was always aware that he was a genius on guitar, his riffs have become legend, as has he.
I send out my love and sympathy to his wife Linda, his children Cara and Ross,
and Angus, who will all be devastated…. as we all are.
He has left a legacy that I don’t think many can match.
He never liked the celebrity side of fame, he was too humble for that.
He was the man who created AC/DC because he said “there was no Rock,n,Roll” out there.
I am proud to have known him and call him a friend, and I’m going to miss him so much.
I salute you, Malcolm Young.

– Brain Johnson, November 2017

There have been many tributes. We've compiled a roundup here. Some artists have also covered AC/DC in the wake of Malcolm's death, including Guns N Roses and Foo Fighters. Here's the video:

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Johnson has kept a relatively low profile as of late, but has made a few appearances. He joined Muse on stage to play some AC/DC and got up on stage with his friend Robert Plant a few weeks ago.

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