ac:dc400 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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  1. Malcolm, back in august 2000 @ MSG, you shook me all night long, so get well soon, come back strong, so once again you can shake me all night long!

    1. of course, only a sick mind would think something else. you see dana, you see what kind of person this dr is.

    2. what are you, 2 years old? grow up & get a life already. be a man (if you can) and stop with your childish comments, my post was for Malcolm, who needs all the positivity he can get, not negative bullshit from a little weasel like you who likes to twist everybody’s posts into something stupid for his own personal sick pleasure. now, go have a beer (if you’re old enough) and think about what a immature idiot you’ve been.

    3. hey dana, I’m going to be busy for the next couple of days but I was just wondering if there’s any way to keep dr from replying to my posts? just him, maybe block him out or something, cause I really don’t want to come back in a few days and see a bunch of silly & waste of time and space reply’s from him. I would really appreciate it if that can be done, thanks. it’s kind of hard to skip over & ignore his little meaningless comments when they are right under my posts, but I do try. anyway, enough of that, it’s going to be a rock & roll weekend, so let there be rock!

    4. Dana, doug r. is going to busy for the next few days. Can you please hold all his calls and take messages until he’s back in the office. He’ll check back in with us when he’s back.

    5. Doug R you seem like. Little kid that was the class NARK in school. “Mrs. Smith Bobby’s flicking boogers at me”. Grow up dude. Have to take DR’s side on this one.

    6. sounds like you’re looking for a job dr, so bring your little buddy bryan with you down to atlantic city this weekend & I’m sure I can find something for the two of you to do, unless your only qualifications are coming up with silly little nursery rhymes, then you’re on your own, have a nice day.

  2. I think it’s really cool that Dave Davies is giving advice to Malcolm Young. It just goes to show you that there has always been a strong bond in rock and roll. Even though they are from two different generations. All the best Malcolm!

  3. Huge fan of the Kinks and love that Dave Davies has revovered to the point there may be a Kinks reunion. Classy to lend his support. Get well Malcolm!

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