Brian Johnson has paid tribute to his AC/DC bandmate Malcolm Young, calling him a “genius” whose “riffs have become legend, as has he.”
Malcolm died on Saturday at the age of 64. He had been suffering from dementia for at least the past three years.
In a post on his official web site under the title “For 32 Years We Stood Side By Side On Stage,” Brian wrote: “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.
“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 and 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.”