AC/DC Founding Member Malcolm Young Sidelined By Dementia

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AC/DC has confirmed rumors about founding member Malcolm Young’s failing health. The guitarist, who formed the band many decades ago with brother Angus, is suffering from dementia and is currently living at a care facility in Australia.

The Young family is originally from Scotland, and emigrated to Sydney in the 1970s. Rumors about the 61-year-old guitarist’s health problems began surfacing earlier this year. Because of his condition, Young will not be recording the new AC/DC album, their seventeenth studio release, entitled “Rock or Bust.” Obviously, he will not be participating in the tour either. Replacing him on both the record and tour will be nephew Steve Young.

The album is slated to be released on December 2 and AC/DC already have big tour plans to celebrate the band’s 40th anniversary. The legendary group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003 and remains one of the biggest live attractions in the rock world.

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