It was reported in late September that Malcolm Young, founding member and rhythm guitarist of AC/DC, was admitted to a nursing home to be monitored for dementia.

Last year, Young reportedly had a stroke which left a blood clot in his brain.  Early signs of issues began last April when AC/DC got back together to start working on a new album and a 40th anniversary “World Tour” with 40 shows around the globe.  However, at practice, Young discovered he couldn’t play as well as he used to.  Malcolm Young had to regrettably leave the band, which caused AC/DC to end it’s reign of over four decades.

New details are now resurfacing about Young’s current condition.  According to two Australian sources, Malcolm Young was recently admitted to a nursing home for severe dementia.  “If you were in the room with [Malcolm] and walked out, then came back in one minute later, he wouldn’t remember who you are. He has a complete loss of short-term memory,” a source close to the band told The Sydney Morning Herald.

AC/DC recently announced that they will be releasing a new album, but Malcolm will, unfortunately, no longer be with the band.  Rock or Bust is set to be released in the United States on December 2 of this year and Stevie Young, Malcolm and Angus’ nephew will be taking the co-writer and co-producer’s place.

National Rock Review would like to extend their condolences to the Young family during these hard times and wishes Malcolm Young the best.

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Julie Goldstein is a 25 year old rock fanatic residing in Jacksonville, Florida. The first concert she ever attended was Evanescence back in 2007 where she became mesmerized by Amy Lee's stage presence. While attending college at the University of Florida for a bachelors degree in English, she saw Halestorm live in 2009 where Lzzy Hale awoke something in her that brought on a calling for music journalism. Julie has since gone from that small club show with her little point-and-shoot Sony to sold out, two day rock festivals behind the barricade with her Nikon DSLR and interviewing top acts such as Lacuna Coil, Sick Puppies, and Butcher Babies. She runs her own website at where fans can take a step backstage for artist interviews, cd reviews, and concert photography.

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