Metal and Rock Celebrities React to the Death of Malcolm Young
The world was heartbroken this morning by the news that Malcolm Young, guitarist and co-founder of AC/DC, has passed away at age 64. Unsurprisingly, notable members of the metal and rock community have taken to social media to share their thoughts. You can read some of those thoughts below. We’ll continue to update this post as more tributes come in.
Slash (Guns N’ Roses)
— Slash (@Slash) November 18, 2017
Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
I have to go…I am losing it that Malcolm is gone. I hate this…
— Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine) November 18, 2017
Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour)
No no no no no no DAMNIT.
— The Boogie Knight Returns (@CoreyTaylorRock) November 18, 2017
Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Prophets of Rage)
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) November 18, 2017
Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
It is a sad day in rock and roll. Malcolm Young was my friend and the heart and soul of AC/DC. I had some of the best times of my life with him on our 1984 European tour. He will be missed and my deepest condolences to his family, bandmates and friends.
— Eddie Van Halen (@eddievanhalen) November 18, 2017
Paul Stanley (KISS)
The driving engine of AC/DC has died.A tragic end for a sometimes unsung icon. One of the true greats. RIP. https://t.co/cJe1Xr17IA
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) November 18, 2017
Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
While most of the world goes on with the day, many of us are mourning the loss of the great #malcolmyoung . I can’t tell you how much joy he and @acdc have brought me. This is a legend, a real legend.lets all remember him not just today but every day 💜 Mal Rules!! pic.twitter.com/22vGOLfKBz
— Charlie Benante (@skisum) November 18, 2017
Such sad news, RIP Malcolm Young. We Salute You! @acdc
— OVERKILL (@OverkillBand) November 18, 2017
Alex Skolnick (Testament)
Mina Caputo (Life of Agony)
A proper legend. Have a beautiful journey. Rest in Peace, Malcom Young.
— Mina Caputo (@MinaCaputo) November 18, 2017
Can’t believe he is gone- the worlds most amazing rhythm guitar player! These riffs are for YOU, MALCOLM – with… https://t.co/hYHXlCJNJZ
— DARKEST HOUR (@darkesthourrock) November 18, 2017
Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, Winery Dogs)
Wow…just got off stage here in Brisbane Australia (of all places) to the shocking news of Malcolm Young's passing. So sad…one of the great rhythm guitar players of all time. (James Hetfield and Scott Ian would be the 1st to say so themselves…) #RIPMalcolmYoung pic.twitter.com/qZXHIMpktF
— Mike Portnoy 🤘 (@MikePortnoy) November 18, 2017
“If I could be any other musician in the world, it would have been Malcolm Young in AC/DC – laying it down on the Gretsch, standing in the back, only moving up to the mic when it was time to do the back-up vocals…” – Dave Grohl, 2017.#MalcolmYoung
— Foo Fighters Archive (@FooArchive) November 18, 2017
Chris Jericho (Fozzy)
David Coverdale (Whitesnake)
Our Thoughts & Prayers Are With His Family, Friends & Fans…Great Guy …A Pleasure To Know…Truly Missed, Malcolm…XX https://t.co/1ECM7urBN8
— David Coverdale (@davidcoverdale) November 18, 2017
Andreas Kisser (Sepultura)
— Andreas Kisser (@andreaskisser) November 18, 2017
R.I.P. Malcolm Young.
— Kreator (@kreator) November 18, 2017
Ray Luzier (Korn)
Rob Caggiano (Volbeat)
— Robert Caggiano (@RobCaggiano) November 18, 2017
Shawn Drover (Act of Defiance)
— shawn drover (@shawndrover) November 18, 2017
Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall, Overkill, Flotsam and Jetsam)
RIP Malcom Young!!! https://t.co/efsineMM9s
— Jason Bittner (@jbittnerdrums) November 18, 2017
Gus G. (Firewind)
RIP Malcolm Young, co-founder Of the greatest Rock n Roll band ever.
— Gus G. (@gusgofficial) November 18, 2017
Bret Michaels (Poison)
My thoughts, prayers & deepest condolences go out to the family, friends & everyone within the @acdc camp on the loss of the truly great #MalcomYoung. #ACDC has always been one of my favorite bands & Malcom will certainly be missed.
— Bret Michaels (@bretmichaels) November 18, 2017
Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria)
Malcolm Young was a HUGE inspiration to myself and countless others. Thank you for the decades of incredible riffs. Thank you for leading me down the path of rock n roll. On behalf of the entire world, THANK YOU FOR AC/DC
— Ben Bruce (@benjaminbruce) November 18, 2017
RIP to the King of Rhythm Guitarist Malcolm Young. Thank you for your years of timeless music. We Salute you. @acdc
— Nonpoint (@nonpoint) November 18, 2017
Stephen Pearcy (RATT)
RIP Malcolm AC⚡️DC pic.twitter.com/ot8tozk6WD
— STEPHEN PEARCY (@StephenEPearcy) November 18, 2017
— WARRANT (@warrantrocks) November 18, 2017
Michael Sweet (Stryper)
So sorry to hear about the passing of Malcolm Young. I grew up on AC⚡️DC and always admired his playing. RIP and Godspeed my friend🙏 pic.twitter.com/f1ztks77xr
— MichaelSweet Stryper (@michaelhsweet) November 18, 2017
— Living Colour (@LivingColour) November 18, 2017
RIP Malcolm Young
He was the founding member of AC/DC & the engine that roared behind the most powerful band in the world.
He wrote Back In Black, Highway to Hell, You Shook Me All Night Long, Highway to Hell, so many songs…
Travel safely to the stars, Malcolm.
— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) November 18, 2017