Brian Johnson pays tribute to Malcolm Young

Music 21/11/2017

Former AC/DC frontman, Brian Johnson, has paid tribute to his AC/DC bandmate, Malcolm Young who died over the weekend.

Johnson wrote on his website about the guitarist with a photo of Malcolm and a headline saying: "For 32 years we stood side by side on stage."

"I am saddened by the passing of my friend Malcolm Young," Johnson wrote. "I can’t believe he’s gone. We had such great times on the road. I was always aware that he was a genius on guitar, his riffs have become legend, as has he. I send out my love and sympathy to his wife Linda, his children Kara and Ross, and Angus, who will all be devastated ... as we all are. He has left a legacy that I don’t think many can match. He never liked the celebrity side of fame, he was too humble for that. He was the man who created AC/DC because he said 'There was no Rock 'n' Roll' out there. I am proud to have known him and call him a friend, and I’m going to miss him so much. I salute you, Malcolm Young."

Johnson had to leave AC/DC in early 2016 after his hearing loss got worse and he could no longer perfom.