In an interview with Classic Rock, AC/DC singer Brian Johnson opened up about the late band’s guitarist Malcolm Young.
Here’s what the singer said:
“He was just sixty-four when dementia that he’d been battling for years finally got the better of him. A truly awful day.
“When Malcolm left AC/DC in 2014, the heart of the band stopped beating. To this day, I miss him more than I could ever put into words.
”He never missed a trick, from a band member’s performance to a crew member’s well-being. I don’t know how he did it. He had his demons, but he beat them, and he beat them good.
“His guitar playing was masterful. And behind that powerful sound, there was a subtlety that music critics could never understand. Standing to his right onstage, I could only ever marvel at the man. But I kept my admiration to myself for the most part because he wasn’t the kind of guy who enjoyed taking a compliment.
“It was hard to see Angus struggle with such grief. He and Malcolm weren’t twins, but they could have been.”