Tuesday, April 22, 2014

AC/DC: Kinks guitarist offers Malcolm Young message of support

Kinks guitarist Dave Davies has posted a message of support to AC/DC’s Malcom Young following news of his need to take a break from the legendary Australian band to address health issues, including unconfirmed rumors of a possible stroke.

Davies, who has recovered from a 2004 stroke himself, took to Facebook to offer Young some tips on how to move forward dealing with the effects of the condition.

“Malcolm Young - never give up - and remember all the important 'tricks' you learnt and keep going over and over them in your mind,” wrote Davies. “Always exercise your hands and fingers - picking coins from the floor- picking up pins from a flat surface - constantly touch the tips of your fingers with the thumb and try to do it faster and faster - image playing your best solos ever in your mind before you go to sleep-daily - Dave Davies.”

AC/DC has been making headlines recently as rumors surfaced about the band’s status and future in the wake of rumors surrounding Young’s health and their possible retirement.

“After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band
due to ill health,” said the band in a released statement last week. “Malcolm would like to thank the group’s diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support.”

“In light of this news,” they added, “AC/DC asks that Malcolm and his family’s privacy be respected during this time. The band will continue to make music.”

Various media outlets have reported Young, the older brother of bandmate and lead guitarist Angus Young, has been dealing with health issues for some time, which singer Brian Johnson alluded to in an interview earlier this year.

Meanwhile, Johnson recently confirmed the group will enter a Vancouver recording studio next month as previously scheduled.

See also:

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