Things aren’t looking good for Malcolm Young. The AC/DC founding member has suffered from a serious illness for some time now; his friends and family have kept it private, but we know the rocker may be dealing with dementia, Alzheimer’s, or something more grim. Now AC/DC biographer Jesse Fink has said he doesn’t expect Malcolm to reunite with the band.
“I’m not expecting to see Malcolm return,” Fink told Boston radio station WZLX. “I think the important thing is we all let Mal be and hope he can recover. But I think we should all expect that Stevie Young (Malcolm’s nephew) is in the band now.”
On a more positive note, Fink had good things to say about the band’s upcoming 2014 record, their first without Malcolm: “I’m hearing on very reliable authority the new album is up there with ‘Black Ice’ or even better,” he told Ultimate Classic Rock. “So Stevie must be a good replacement for Mal.”
Can’t wait to hear it. Fingers crossed Malcolm is getting lots of rest, perhaps recovering, and spend time with those he loves.