Malcolm Young, the founder and retired rhythm guitarist of AC/DC, died Saturday at the age of 64. Malcolm had been suffering from dementia for several years and passed away peacefully with his family by his bedside.
Eddie Van Halen: "It is a sad day in rock and roll. Malcolm Young was my friend and the heart and soul of AC/DC. I had some of the best times of my life with him on our 1984 European tour. He will be missed and my deepest condolences to his family, bandmates and friends."
Lars Ulrich of Metallica: "Malcolm. Thank you for being an integral part of the soundtrack of my life. Your music is the definition of timeless and inspiring. RIP."
Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and Nirvana: “Thank you, Malcolm for the songs, and the feel, and the cool, and the years of losing control to your rock and roll. I will do just that tonight, for you.”
Slash of Guns N’ Roses: “This is a monumentally sad day in Rock n Roll. RIP #MalcomYoung Take a moment of silence in his…”
Ozzy Osbourne: "So sad to learn of the passing of yet another friend, Malcolm Young. He will be sadly missed. God Bless @ACDC."
Joe Elliott of Def Leppard: "I’m sad to hear of the passing of Malcolm Young. It was great to get the opportunity to open for AC/DC on theHighway to Helltour & we certainly learned a thing or two. He was an incredible guitar player & the glue for that band onstage & off. RIP Malcolm, say hi to Bon."
Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue and Sixx:AM: “Heavy heart hearing of Malcolm Young’s passing. Not only did he co- found one of the greatest bands in the world he co-wrote the songs that inspired many of us to wanna be in a band. Condolences to his whole family, bandmates and fans RIP bad ass.”
Brian May of Queen: “Feeling very sad about Malcolm Young. Without a doubt one of Rock's greatest ever rhythm guitarists, and also pivotal writer, creator, icon. Condolences to his family and his friends. What a loss to the world. God Bless.”
Paul Stanley of KISS: “The driving engine of AC/DC has died.A tragic end for a sometimes unsung icon. One of the true greats. RIP."
Dave Mustaine of Megadeth: “Malcolm is gone, and although his music lives on, there are no words to express this sadness. Bittersweet as it is, I’m happy he’s free from the dementia and in Heaven with Bon and his brother George. I owe so much to Malcolm Young...”
Sebastian Bach: “I got to shoot the [crap] & drink some beers w Malcom Young at the Paradiso in Amsterdam back in 1991 or 92. We laughed & had a great time. That I will never forget. Time for @acdc #vinyl session 4 those about 2 rock WE SALUTE U Malcom Young #RIP.”