Former AC/DC Vocalist Brian Johnson Posts Tribute to Malcolm Young
Former AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson — who joined the band in 1980 after Bon Scott’s passing and left last year due to hearing loss — has posted his own tribute to his ex-bandmate Malcolm Young, who died over the weekend.
For 32 years we stood side by side on stage
I am saddened by the passing of my friend Malcolm Young, I can’t believe he’s gone.
We had such great times on the road.
I was always aware that he was a genius on guitar, his riffs have become legend, as has he.
I send out my love and sympathy to his wife Linda, his children Cara and Ross,
and Angus, who will all be devastated…. as we all are.
He has left a legacy that I don’t think many can match.
He never liked the celebrity side of fame, he was too humble for that.
He was the man who created AC/DC because he said “there was no Rock,n,Roll” out there.
I am proud to have known him and call him a friend, and I’m going to miss him so much.
I salute you, Malcolm Young.
– Brain Johnson, November 2017
Tributes continue to pour in from around the music world. Members of famous bands including Guns ‘N Noses, Slipknot, Van Halen, Kiss, Anthrax, Foo Fighters, Darkest Hour, Sepultura and many, many more shared their thoughts on Young’s passing via social media, while Guns N’ Roses and Foo Fighters performed AC/DC tracks at their live shows in his memory. Watch the latter below.