Angus Young Describes His Feelings About Running AC/DC Without Malcolm Young

AC/DC lead guitarist Angus Young opened up about the loss of his brother, rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young during a recent interview, and apparently, it was Malcolm who encouraged Angus to keep on making music and keep AC/DC alive, even right before he passed away.

As you all know, AC/DC was formed by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young back in 1973, and from stage outfits to their highly authentic name, two brothers developed and created the AC/DC. However, it all started with Malcolm who then wanted his brother to be a part of the band.

During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Angus Young was asked if it’s hard to continue making music without his late brother, Malcolm Young even though Malcolm deeply encouraged him to do so. Apparently, it is very hard since Malcolm was the one who started the whole band, and now he’s gone.

Here is what the interviewer said:

“Malcolm encouraged you to keep AC/DC going without him. Was it hard for you to want to continue?”

Here is what Angus said:

It’s very hard because he was the start of the whole thing. He was the founder of it, and I mean, he gave me a job at the beginning, which at the time, I was kind of shocked.”

Angus Young also revealed that Malcolm was giving his best to keep going for AC/DC even when he was becoming seriously ill. Therefore he wanted his brother to do the same thing and keep making music for the band.

Here is what Angus said:

“Even when he was becoming very ill, he was still doing his best to try and keep going. And that’s what he always told me to do.”

As you may know, Malcolm Young took a break from performing with AC/DC back in April 2014 due to becoming seriously ill. Seven months after, Young was diagnosed with dementia and admitted to a nursing home, however, Malcolm passed away from the disease on November 18, 2017, at the age of 64.

You can click here to see the source of the interview.