AC/DC has been one of the most influential rock bands of the modern era, and while it may have been several years since they topped the charts, the band has been touring for millions of fans. Sadly, recent developments have complicated the band’s plan to continue touring.
A Wednesday story by CNN reported that the band’s longtime rhythm guitarist, Malcolm Young, has had to drop out of band activities due to health complications. Sadly, many fans have expressed concern that the guitarist may not survive these health complications.
Malcolm Young is one of the original members of AC/DC, and has been as essential member of the band. He has made numerous valuable contributions to the band throughout the years, and had emerged to become a fan favorite.
The announcement was made through a statement that was issued by the band. Unfortunately, it is not known the exact severity of Young’s condition, but an article from Monday by Billboard revealed that his condition was extremely serious, and extended beyond merely being sick.
The band has declared that it will continue without the ailing musical legend. However, considering that Malcolm Young’s guitar playing helped give the band its signature sound, it will be interesting to see who is tapped to replace the star.
AC/DC’s last album, “Black Ice”, was released in 2008, and it received widespread commercial success. In addition to making it to the number one position on musical charts in 26 countries, the album was the second best selling of the year in the United States. Regardless of the band’s longevity, there is little doubting that it is still commercially viable.
Who would you pick to fill in for Malcolm Young while he recovers from his condition? This is clearly an important decision for the band, and millions of fans will be eagerly awaiting the decision.