Angus Young, the lead guitarist, co-founder, and songwriter of AC/DC, opened up about his deceased brother Malcolm Young and revealed that he still fells presence whenever he plays guitar during an interview with NME.
Malcolm Young was the co-founder, rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist, and songwriter of AC/DC and he has been with the band from its beginning in 1973 until leaving the band in mid-2014 to receive treatment for dementia.
As you may know, a few months later, AC/DC’s management announced that Malcolm Young is retired permanently. Unfortunately, Young, a successful musician, passed away due to the effects of dementia on November 18, 2017. AC/DC fans and everyone from the music industry was devastated after this heartbreaking news.
During a recent interview, guitarist Angus Young opened up about the loss of his brother and bandmate Malcolm Young and revealed that he still feels like his brother is there and communicating with him somehow while he is playing guitar.
Here is what Young said:
“His death was a huge blow to us. But I still think he’s there when I’m playing. It sounds funny, but I can still feel him communicating to me when I’m playing guitar.“
Brian Johnson, the lead singer of the AC/DC, also opened up about Malcolm Young during the interview and stated that praised his work ethic, his opinions on music, and revealed his emotions about the loss of his bandmate.
Here is what Johnson said:
“With Malcolm, you’ve got to go back to the beginning when he turned to Angus and said, ‘C’mon, we’ve got to start a band – there’s too much soft music around. I wanna play some rock ‘n’ roll!’ He was uncompromising in his ethic.
If it wasn’t rock ‘n’ roll, Malcolm didn’t care for it. He’s left us – but he’s still there! In the studio and in everything he did. We’re all very aware of that. When your target is to pay tribute to Malcolm, you just really want to do well and you don’t want to let anyone down.”
You can check out the source of the statement here.