AC/DC's Angus Young spoke with Patrick Prince of Goldmine magazine recently and spoke proudly of his guitar-playing brother, Malcolm, who died at 64 years old from effects of dementia in 2017.
According to Blabbermouth.net, Angus explained: “I always used to say, if we were onstage, and my guitar goes down, you wouldn't notice. But if his guitar went down, you'd notice. He stamped that backbeat, very driving, very confident. He was always that way as a player. Very strong. He was the most confident guy I ever saw with a guitar, probably because he'd been playing that well since he was very young. He was always ahead of the game. And he was always on top of whatever he did. Even in the early days, when we played clubs and cover bars, and people would get rowdy, and go on, 'Play this song, play that song,' we’d play it, and he would just play, even if he never played it before. I'd be like two miles behind just watching him. I'd be, like, 'What's the next chord?' And he'd always know it. And the way he played. He'd always be so confident, y'know.”
Angus spoke highly of his nephew, Stevie Young, as well. Stevie stepped in for the guitarist after Malcolm revealed he was suffering from dementia, which ultimately forced him to retire from AC/DC.