Tuesday, April 15, 2014

REPORT: AC/DC to retire after guitarist suffers stroke

As rumors continue to swirl of out of Australia about a possible announcement regarding the retirement of music legends AC/DC, a new report indicates guitarist Malcolm Young recently suffered a stroke that has left a blood clot on his brain.

Australian music journalist Darryl Mason reports the stroke happened about three weeks ago, just prior to the band reuniting at the start of April to begin rehearsals ahead of new album recording sessions planned for Vancouver next month.

Mason says Malcolm discovered the stroke left him unable to play or, at least, like he used to play.

“Nothing has been officially confirmed, as of this writing,” reports the journalist, “but friends and family members have been discussing what happened to Malcolm for the past couple of weeks. The blood clot, resulting from the stroke, is believed to be why Malcolm couldn't keep working. Although friends have described Malcolm's condition as
serious, it doesn't mean he won't recover. People do get better after strokes, and people do recover lost skills. But friends and family of band members believe the decision was made last week to call it quits.”

Read Mason’s report here.

AC/DC was formed in Sydney, Australia in November of 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young; with few personnel changes over the years, the band has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide, including 71 million albums in the United States alone.

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