Tuesday, October 28, 2014

AC/DC singer supports UK dementia charity after Malcolm Young’s diagnosis

AC/DC singer Brian Johnson has initiated his support of UK dementia charity Sporting Memories Network following guitarist Malcolm Young’s diagnosis of the illness.

The Northern Echo reports Johnson called Sporting Memories ‘out of the blue’ after hearing about their projects with older people, especially men, who are suffering from depression and dementia by involving them in groups which improve their physical and mental well-being.

"It's an absolutely amazing boost for a charity run by two people to receive a phone call from the singer of a group that has sold more than 200 million records worldwide," said Tony Jameson-Allen, the organization's director.

To learn more and/or to donate, visit sportingmemoriesnetwork.com

Earlier this year, AC/DC released a statement explaining that due to illness, Malcolm would be taking a break from the band.

The group then headed to Vancouver to record a new album, “Rock Or Bust”, which will be released December 2.

Angus and Malcolm’s nephew, Stevie, handled rhythm guitar on the project album after Malcolm stepped away from the group to deal with ongoing health issues related to dementia, according to his family; he is now officially retired from AC/DC.

Stevie will join the band for a world tour next year.

See also:

AC/DC issue first photo of new lineup without Malcolm Young
VIDEO: AC/DC issue Rock Or Bust animated 3D cover
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