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Published: 2017/11/20

Brian Johnson Posts Tribute to Bandmate Malcolm Young: "I am proud to have known him"

The tributes are rolling in for AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young who passed away over the weekend at the age of 64, the latest coming from his bandmate and lead singer Brian Johnson.

In a statement posted to his website, Johnson said that “his riffs have become legend, as has he.”

He added, “He has left a legacy that I don’t think many can match. He was the man who created AC/DC because he said ‘there was no rock n’ roll’ out there.”

Read his full statement below.

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.

I send out my love and sympathy to his wife Linda, his children Cara and Ross, and Angus, who will all be devastated…. as we all are.

He has left a legacy that I don’t think many can match.

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,n,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.

–Brain Johnson, November 2017

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