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ac:dc400 Despite an earlier report from Billboard magazine that rumors of AC/DC’s retirement was imminent due the health of guitarist Malcom Young were false, conflicting information continues to surface.

Mark Evans, who claims that he is the son of original AC/DC singer Dave Evans, tweeted that reports of AC/DC’s retirement are true. He added: “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.”

Additionally, Australian journalist Darryl Mason of The Orstrahyun reports, “About three weeks ago, founding member, rhythm guitarist, co-producer and co-songwriter Malcolm Young 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.”

As previously reported, Billboard states that insiders claim here’s no truth to the rumors. However, the band, their management and the their current label, Columbia Records, have chosen not to comment on the matter.


  1. I learned something new..I thought Bon Scott was the original singer this whole time. Until I see an official statement from the band themselves, this is all pure speculation. Journalists often take something out of context and run with it for the pure sake of ratings. Hope to hear new music soon!

  2. Glad I saw AC/DC back in ’09 during the Black Ice tour. It was the first time I ever saw them, and cost quite a bit for tickets. Good thing I did, as it will be the last time too. Those of use who grew up in the ’70s/’80s golden era of hard rock/metal need to come to the realization that our favorite bands are starting to walk the last mile. That’s the price we pay as we get older – things get taken away from us. Unlike KI$$, who refuses to hang it up and instead will soon become an official endorsed tribute band (they’re half way there!) I’m sure this isn’t how AC/DC wanted to go out, but it is the Angus brothers band after all, and if one can longer no longer perform, the other will not continue on without him. Hopefully Malcom can recover enough to live comfortably with his family for the remainder of his life. The boys did their job. They rocked us and gave us kick ass music that will live on until the end of time, or at least until the end of our lives, whichever comes first.

    1. Roland,

      I am ashamed to admit that the Black Ice tour was my first AC/DC concert as well.

      I was blown away. I thought they were amazing and I could not understand where Angus Young got all his energy from, his solo alone was a jaw dropping, exhausting experience. I really hope Black Ice isn’t their last tour as I would definitely love to see them play live again.

      Dana from 🙂

      1. Dana, this stuff breaks my heart, the end of an era. I hadnt seen them for 20 years and finally saw them again in St.Louis on Black Ice and they were better than back in the day! And my God…Angus…wow!!!!!!!!!!

      2. Didn’t realize how badly I butchered my post. Kinda wrote that in the heat of the moment when the news broke about Malcom. Wish you had an edit option to correct posts.

        “Those of us” instead of “Those of use”
        “Young brothers” instead of “Angus brothers”
        “If one can no longer” instead of “If one can longer no longer”

        And Dana, there’s nothing to be ashamed about. If you saw AC/DC live only once, that’s one more than most other people. Hell, I only saw Ronnie James Dio perform once too.

  3. Now this would be a shame. One of the last bands that I grew up with not making any new music anymore would be tragic. I hope that Malcolm is well and has a speedy recovery.

  4. Say it is not so. I have seen AC/DC every tour since the Highway to Hell tour and saw them twice on The Black Ice tour because I had a feeling their touring days might be coming to an end. This would be a sad way to end 40 years of great music. However, we can only hope if this is true Malcolm will be recover with little to no side effects. We know we are getting old when our rock heros are departing us (Ronnie James Dio) and unable to continue due illness and/or age. Let There Be Rock!

  5. If this were NOT true, the label and management would be denying this up and down. They are not. That said, although Malcolm is a huge part of this band, he is not the be-all, end-all. They replaced Bon, didn’t they? As the survivor of a brain injury, I am noticing alot of guys are having brain injuries. It’s like buying a car and then finding out alot of people own the same car. But AC/DC are not 28 years old anymore. They are in their early 60s. If Malcolm can’t play, or dies, they won’t play again, only because they are already up there in age and already have loads of money. It won’t be because they don’t want to play.

  6. Seems like something has happened. My thoughts go to his family and the rest of the band. This must be a difficult decision if one has been made. In my area already all the AC/DC tribute bands are offering condolences and then adding that they will still be playing AC/DC’s music, so come on out and see them. I know it’s a business but that is disgusting to me. If this is true then thank you Malcolm and the boys for all those years of sacrifice on the road to bring us such great rock and roll…”
    In the beginning
    Back in nineteen fifty-five
    Man didn’t know about a rock ‘n’ roll show
    And all that jive
    The white man had the schmaltz
    The black man had the blues
    No one knew what they was gonna do
    But Tchaikovsky had the news
    He said –
    “Let there be sound,” and there was sound
    “Let there be lights,” and there was lights
    “Let there be drums,” and there was drums
    “Let there be guitar,” and there was guitar
    “Let there be rock”

  7. There is something wrong with this article. Or maybe I am mistaken.
    Mark Evans was the bass player for AC/DC before Cliff as far as I know. Dave was the original singer, and I guess he could have had a son named Mark, Who knows?

  8. channel 9 news in ny had a story on this. they said Malcolm had a stroke. the rumors are possibly true if a news station that doesn’t give a rats ass about music, or didn’t even show the rnrhof highlights did a 2 minute piece on them.

  9. So, Brian has come out this morning and stated that the band are going into the studio on May 1st. But if it is true that Malcolm has had a stroke and is unable to play, I don’t see anything happening. I realize that Stevie Young (Alex Young’s son) has stepped in for Malcolm on the Heatseeker tour, but I don’t see them recording with Stevie. I suppose anything is possible but it just doesn’t seem like what they would do.

    It seems likely that they will end up announcing something at a later date, on their own terms. As opposed to being forced into some type of announcement by that douchebag Peter Ford in Melbourne.

    It seems clear and there have been rumors for some time that a member of the band had been ill. But AC/DC have always been very private and would never release that info.

    The main concern for AC/DC fans is that Malcolm, if it is him, gets better.

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