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Family confirms AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young has dementia

2014-10-01 14:38

Sydney - Malcolm Young, guitarist and founding member of the Australian rock band AC/DC, has dementia, news reports said on Wednesday.

The hard rock band was founded in Sydney in 1973 by Malcolm and his brother Angus Young, who became known for dressing as a schoolboy.

The family confirmed Malcolm's condition in a statement to Rolling Stone magazine, the broadcaster ABC reported.

The band sold more than 200 million albums and become one of the top rock bands of the world with hits like Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap and Highway to Hell.

AC/DC plans to do a world tour in 2015 with Stevie Young, the nephew of Angus, 59, and Malcolm Young, 61, as singer.

The band announced last year that Malcolm Young would not take part in their new album Rock or Bust, to be released in December.

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