20 Nov 2017

AC/DC's Malcolm Young dies aged 64

From Morning Report, 8:49 am on 20 November 2017

While his younger brother Angus's guitar pyrotechnics and scholastic stage presence meant he was the bigger star, AC/DC's rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young was always the band's driving force. His spare muscular guitar propelled the band's biggest hits and while he preferred to leave the limelight to Angus and frontman Brian Johnson, Malcolm Young was AC/DCs' leader offstage. Malcolm Young died on Saturday at the age 64 after battling dementia for three years and just a month after the death of his older brother, AC/DC's producer George Young. Australian music journalist Andrew Stafford tells us he's in no doubt about Malcolm Young's importance to the band.