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‘We salute you’: Rock world pays tribute to AC/DC's Malcolm Young

The rock world has been paying tribute to AC/DC rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young who has died aged 64.

In a statement issued earlier by AC/DC, it was confirmed that the music legend died today (18th November) with his family at his bedside. He had been suffering from dementia – the devastating illness that forced him to retire from the iconic band he founded.

Malcolm’s younger sibling and band mate Angus Young said: "As his brother it is hard to express in words what he has meant to me during my life, the bond we had was unique and very special. He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever.”

Malcolm is survived by his wife, two children and three grandchildren.

Since news of Malcolm’s death broke at around 1pm today, stars from across the rock and metal sphere have been paying homage to “one of the greats.”

You can read tributes from Tony Iommi, Alex Lifeson, Eddie Van Halen, Dave Grohl, Mike Portnoy, Paul Stanley, Michael Sweet, David Coverdale, Disturbed, Zakk Wylde, Ginger Wildheart, Scott Ian, Ozzy Osbourne, Lars Ulrich, Joe Elliott, Slash, Tom Morello, Duff McKagan, Dave Mustaine, Derek Sherinian, Nickelback, Joe Satriani and more below.

Planet Rock will be playing AC/DC’s seminal classic album ‘Back In Black’ in its glorious entirety on Monday 20th November at 11pm in memory of Malcolm.

For more details click here.

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