The tributes are rolling in for AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young who passed away over the weekend at the age of 64, the latest coming from his bandmate and lead singer Brian Johnson.
In a statement posted to his website, Johnson said that “his riffs have become legend, as has he.”
He added, “He has left a legacy that I don’t think many can match. He was the man who created AC/DC because he said ‘there was no rock n’ roll’ out there.”
Read his full statement below.
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