ACDC Malcolm Young Germany 1992 31 Bernard Zuel of The Sydney Morning Herald reports:

It may be that dementia is claiming another giant, this time a musical one.

AC/DC co-founder, guitarist and songwriter Malcolm Young, whose retirement from the band was announced on Wednesday, has been moved into full-time care in a nursing home facility in Sydney’s eastern suburbs specializing in dementia, sources connected to the Young family have said.

The Young family connection said: “If you were in the room with [Malcolm Young] and walked out, then came back in one minute later, he wouldn’t remember who you are. He has a complete loss of short-term memory. His wife, Linda, has put him in full-time care.”

The first official word on what was assumed to be a serious and debilitating, but still undisclosed, illness, was in April when it was confirmed that Young would not be participating in the recording of the next AC/DC album, which will be called Rock Or Bust and is due out in November.

In his place during the recording sessions in a Vancouver studio has been his nephew, Steve.

In an announcement from the band’s management this week, it was revealed that Steve will join Angus Young, frontman Brian Johnson and drummer Phil Rudd on stage when the band embarks on another massive world tour in 2015.

Read more at The Sydney Morning Herald.


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  • Greg on

    He did not take care of himself, but he lived his life on his own terms. It is more than most of us can say. I feel for him and his family; this is tragic. At least he is able to be in a home with full time care to live out his days.

  • Jperryrocks on

    61 is just way too young for mal to have to go through this. But when you suffer a stroke, health can deteriorate fast.

    Sad that mal can’t sit back and enjoy is glory years. But 40 years in acdc is a life we all wish we could have had.

    God bless mal and hope he finds some peace.

  • dave on

    Terrible disease. Bad enough anyone goes through it, but imagine being the founder of ACDC and not being able to remember any of it.

  • Rob on

    Horrible disease and so sad to watch a loved one go through it.
    BTW, could someone fix the spelling of his name in the title?

  • Lee on

    Rumour has it Cliff wants more loot since Malcom is gone and Angus told him to grab a sandwich and say yer dead.

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