AC/DC’s Angus Young’s Recalls Brother Malcolm’s Dementia Battle


AC/DC's Angus Young and Brian Johnson appeared on Australia's 60 Minutes to promote the band's comeback album, Power Up and discuss the loss of co-founding guitarist Malcolm Young. Malcolm was forced to retire from the band in 2014 due to his battle with dementia. His and Angus' nephew Stevie has replaced Malcolm in the band.

Angus spoke frankly about how he stayed by his brother's side as his disease all but took him over: ["I think the hardest part was not so much him passing, because that was a kind of an end — the relief. I think the worst part's the decline. That's the hard part, because of how you knew him, and then to see that that was gone, y'know? I would say, even to the end if I was there, from here to here he had a big smile. For me, that, kind of, always gave me a kind of joy — even though he was in that state, that was always the joy of it."] SOUNDCUE (:28 OC: . . . joy of it)

Frontman Brian Johnson choked back the tears as he spoke about his friend for over 40 years: ["Yeah. Very emotional when he went. It's all too soon, 'innit? Too quick and too soon."] SOUNDCUE (:07 OC: . . . and too soon)

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