Former Kinks guitarist and vocalist Dave Davies has offered support for AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young, following news that the latter was taking a break from the band due to ill health. “Never give up,” Davies wrote in a post on his Facebook page.
He suggests to “remember all the important ‘tricks’ you learnt and keep going over and over them in your mind- always exercise your hands and fingers- picking coins from the floor- picking up pins from a flat surface-constantly touch the tips of your fingers with the thumb and try to do it faster and faster- image playing your best solos ever in your mind before you go to sleep-daily.”
In another post, Davies, who suffered a stroke a decade ago, writes, “I have no idea exactly what physical state Malcolm Young is in, but the public sending out negative vibes about the whole thing is not going to help at all. It really does not help by people taking a negative view that his career is over. Part of the healing process is convincing the brain and MIND that it is capable of anything. I wish him well.”
After having rumors floating around for quite awhile, AC/DC finally released an official statement confirming that guitarist Malcolm Young would be “taking a break from the band due to ill health.” The band did not comment on the nature of Young’s ailment.
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