Malcolm Young Stroke May Lead to AC/DC Break Up

Malcolm Young Stroke

Malcolm Young Stroke May Lead to AC/DC Break Up

It’s the end of an era—as a result of illness, AC/DC are allegedly breaking up. Yep, marijuana prohibition is coming to an end and so is an iconic band that goes so great with weed, man.

Today, on his blog, Australian journalist Darryl Mason wrote; “About 3 weeks ago, founding member, rhythm guitarist, co-producer and co-songwriter Malcolm Young (who is 61) had a stroke, which left a blood clot on his brain. When AC/DC reunited at the start of April to begin a month of rehearsals, in the lead-up to new album recording sessions, Malcolm discovered he couldn’t play. At least, he couldn’t play like he used to play.”

Another confirmation of the band’s demise is a tweet from Mark Evans, who claims to be the son of original AC/DC singer Dave Evans. Evans was replaced by Bon Scott in 1974 before the recording of the band’s first album, High Voltage. Anyhow this dude has said; “Malcolm Young is very sick…. [Malcolm’s son] Ross Young spoke to my father this morning because the cat got out…. But yes, the band will be finished…. No new shows or music.”

They Sydney Hearald is claiming that sources close to the band have confirmed that Malcolm Young has returned to Australia with his family. They’re also reporting that Albert Music, the headquarters for AC/DC in Australia since their inception in 1973, has virtually shut down to the media. “No one is taking calls or answering emails, let alone talking. This may be a sign they are as blindsided by the rumor as anyone else, or are trying to confer with the band and overseas management.”

Why can’t the band, who was planning a tour this summer, just go on without Malcolm? Well, entertainment reporter Peter Ford claims; “AC/DC members have previously made a pact that no band members will be replaced should someone need to leave the band.”

AC/DC was formed in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, siblings of the Easybeats songwriter and guitarist George Young. Despite Angus being the more popular of the two bros, make no mistake this was Malcolm’s band and it went on to sell more  than 200 million albums.

“Malcolm has been the quiet motivator and boss of the band for four decades, co-writing nearly all of AC/DC’s classics, and making sure nothing happened to harm or damage the band’s reputation, or disappoint the fans who’ve stuck by them for decades,” says Darryl Mason. “His passion for the band and its music, and integrity, were so intense, back in the 1970s he used to have fistfights with his younger brother, Angus, in the studio, when disagreements about a sound or riff couldn’t be resolved. Proper punch-ups, teeth were lost, blood was drawn.”

AC/ has confirmed that Malcolm Young is ill and taking a break from the band. Fortunately, they have also said that the band will continue to make music:

“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.”

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