AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young announces retirement

AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young announces retirement

Sad news this afternoon as legendary guitarist and AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young has announced his retirement from the band.

Founded in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, AC/DC have gone on to sell more than 200 million albums worldwide.

Citing the unspecified health issues that saw Young sidelined earlier this year, the band stated on their website:

"Unfortunately, due to the nature of Malcolm's condition, he will not be returning to the band."

It is not all bad news, as the band also announced their upcoming album, their first in six years, Rock Or Bust and an accompanying tour in 2015

"AC/DC will undertake a world tour in support of Rock or Bust in 2015."

The band will also be keeping it a family affair in terms of Young's replacement.

"Stevie Young, nephew of founding members Angus and Malcolm Young, plays rhythm guitar on Rock or Bust and will accompany the band on tour."

AC/DC famously withstood the loss of their frontman Bon Scott in 1980, rising from the ashes with Back In Black, one of the biggest selling albums of all time.

Rock Or Bust will be released on December 2nd.
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