AC/DC – It’s Not Over, Rosie Ain’t Singin’ Yet!

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In recent days rumours about the future of legendary hard rock band AC/DC have been racing about the internet. All the buzz was about them retiring and giving up on making new music and no more tours. The basis of this was that founding member Malcolm Young (rhythm guitar) is suffering a serious illness and the band would not go on without him.

AC/DC 2008 Malcom Young, Phil Rudd, Angus Young, Cliff Williams & Brian Johnson
AC/DC 2008 – L-R: Malcolm Young, Phil Rudd, Angus Young, Cliff Williams & Brian Johnson

The latter is partially true and for the first time in over 40 years Malcolm will be taking a break from AC/DC, the band he formed with his younger brother and lead guitarist Angus Young in Sydney, Australia way back in 1973. They are the last of the original band members.

Malcom Young ACDC
Malcolm Young (Photo Source: ACDC.com)

To address all the rumours the band released the following statement on April 16th, 2014:

After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health. Malcolm would like to thank the group’s diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support.

In light of this news, AC/DC asks that Malcolm and his family’s privacy be respected during this time. The band will continue to make music.

That last part of the message is very important for fans too. I have heard they have booked studio time to record a new album to follow-up the highly successful Black Ice album (2008) that lead to a tour running from 2008 to 2010 performing 168 shows! A track from the album, War Machine even won them a Grammy award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 2010.

AC/DC Money Talks
AC/DC Money Talks

From all Acca Dacca fans we wish Malcolm a fast recovery from what ever illness he is suffering so he can take his rightful place with the boys once again (Angus, Brian, Phil and Cliff would agree) to play some high voltage rock and roll! I have been lucky to see them 4 times in Australia and the USA over the past 20 years and one thing I can tell you is there is nothing much better than seeing AC/DC play live!.

ACDC Black Ice 2009 Foxborough MA
Getting ready for AC/DC in Foxborough, MA in 2009
AC/DC Black Ice Tour 2009 (Foxborough, MA)
AC/DC Black Ice Tour 2009 (Foxborough, MA)
AC/DC Black Ice Tour 2009 (Foxborough, MA) Angus Young
Angus Young – AC/DC Black Ice Tour 2009 (Foxborough, MA)
ACDC Black Ice Tour 2009 Whole Lotta Rosie Foxborough MA
“Whole Lotta Rosie” she ain’t singin’ yet! Black Ice Tour 2009 in Foxborough, MA

AC/DC Black Ice Tour 2010 (Melbourne, Australia) Angus Young
Angus Young – AC/DC Black Ice Tour 2010 (Melbourne, Australia)

Now lets take a trip down memory lane, or in this case AC/DC Lane in my old hometown of Melbourne, Australia:

AC/DC Lane Melbourne Victoria
AC/DC Lane in Melbourne
AC/DC Lane Melbourne AC/DC Forever Angus Young Bon Scott Brian Johnson Malcolm Young Phil Rudd Cliff Williams
AC/DC Lane
AC/DC Lane Highway to hell Powerage
AC/DC through the decades
AC/DC Lane Melbourne Bon Scott
From Bon to Brian
AC/DC Lane Melbourne CBD Victoria Australia Chris Slade Simon Wright Angus Young
High voltage rock and roll
AC/DC Lane Brian Johnston Melbourne
Brian Johnson
AC/DC Lane Angus Young
Angus Young
AC/DC Lane Dave Evans
AC/DC the early days with Dave Evans
AC/DC Lane Phil Rudd Cliff Williams
These posters were put up to coincide with the AC/DC Black Ice tour in 2010 – these include Brian, Cliff, Malcolm, Angus, Phil and even former drummer Simon Wright

While we are at it, lets also take a look at AC/DC’s Family Jewels. This was an exhibit that has travelled the world – I saw it in Melbourne in 2010 and then an expanded version of the exhibition in Seattle, Washington in 2012:

ACDC Australias Family Jewels
A fantastic exhibition displaying AC/DC’s history
AC/DC at the EMP in Seattle in 2012
AC/DC exhibition at the EMP in Seattle in 2012
ACDC World Tours Family Jewels
World Tours & Album Releases
Bon Scott AC/DC Australias Family Jewels EMP Seattle
Bon Scott: The legend lives on forever (RIP 1980)
AC/DC Australias Family Jewels EMP Angus Young
Angus Young the eternal schoolboy
AC/DC Australias Family Jewels Brian Johnson EMP
The Brian Johnson years
Brian Johnson Angus Youn ACDC
Brian & Angus
Angus Young ACDC Family Jewels
Angus Young
ACDC Let their be rock 1977 tour
Let their be rock 1977
ACDC 1970's with Bon Scott
1970’s with Bon Scott
ACDC The early days with Dave Evans on lead vocals Family Jewels
The early days with Dave Evans on lead vocals
Highway to Hell tour jacket ACDC
Highway to Hell \m/
Bon Scott ACDC Family Jewels
Bon was the ultimate wild man
RIP Bon Scott 1980
RIP Bon Scott – a legend lost
Bon Scott leather jacket
Bon Scott leather jacket
We Luv AC/DC
Yes we do \m/
AC/DC Malcolm Young's Gretsch White Falcon Guitar
Malcolm Young’s Gretsch White Falcon
Money talks EP AC/DC autographs!
Money talks – especially if it has AC/DC autographs!
ACDC Powerage
Powerage!
The "King of Pop" was an Australian music award in the 1970's Angus Young
The “King of Pop” was an Australian music award in the 1970’s
Angus Young AC/DC
Angus shredding it before the faithful
ACDC TNT Poster
TNT oi oi oi!
AC/DC badges
One of many AC/DC badges out there
AC/DC backstage passes Family Jewels
AC/DC backstage passes

For this about to rock, we salute you. \m/

AC/DC exhibition in Seattle's EMP in 2012
Messing about at the AC/DC exhibition in Seattle’s EMP in 2012

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. travelforaircraft says:

    Well said. Too often news media opts to prematurely report a person’s demise. That being said, getting old is not a game for the timid, so my hope is that he rocks on 🙂

    1. Deano says:

      We can only hope 🙂

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