FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl has paid touching tribute to Malcolm Young.
The AC/DC co-founder died earlier today (Saturday, November 18) surrounded by family after a long battle with dementia.
In a note posted on the FOO FIGHTERS Facebook page, the former NIRVANA drummer wrote: “37 years ago, my friend Larry Hinkle and I went to see a midnight movie on a Friday night at the Uptown Theater in Washington D.C. It was 1980. We were 11 years old. The movie was ‘Let There Be Rock’. And it changed my life.
“That film, a live AC/DC performance from Paris [in] 1979, is everything that live [rock] and roll should be. Sweaty. Loose. Loud. A relentless performance from the perfect band. It was the first time I lost control to music. The first time I wanted to be in a band. I didn’t want to play my guitar anymore, I wanted to smash it.
“Malcolm Young RIP.”