George Young, the older brother of AC/DC‘s Angus Young and Malcolm Young, and the co-producer of the band’s first five albums “High Voltage“, “T.N.T.“, “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap“, “Let There Be Rock”, and “Powerage“ has passed away at the age of 70. Young served as a mentor to his younger brothers and also performed in The Easybeats.
“It is with pain in our heart that we have to announce the passing of our beloved brother and mentor George Young. Without his help and guidance there would not have been an AC/DC.
As a musician, songwriter, producer, advisor and much, much more, you could not ask for a more dedicated and professional man.
As a brother, you could not ask for a finer brother. For all he did and gave to us throughout his life, we will always remember him with gratitude and hold him close to our hearts.”
During Foo Fighters’ invite-only show on September 14 at Vasateatern in Stockholm, Sweden, the band were joined onstage by The Hives’ Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist for a cover of AC/DC’s “Let There Be Rock.” Check out some footage of that below:
AC/DC legend Brian Johnson was ended up rolling a vintage Austin A35 during a qualifying race at the Silverstone Classic in England. The extent of his injuries are unknown, but they are assumed to be minor. You can see some photos in the below tweet, and head to motorsport.com for more.
This is AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson and he got more than he bargained for when he drove a vintage Austin A35 at Silverstone… 🙈 pic.twitter.com/Txccejqo8O
During Billy Joel’s July 28 show at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he was joined onstage by Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose. The pair performed a cover of AC/DC‘s “Highway To Hell“ and Joel‘s “Big Shot” together, as they did at a prior Los Angeles, California show.
During Robb Flynn’s 50th birthday bash at the Operahouse in Oakland, CA, the Machine Head frontman covered various songs with his musician friends. Covers included: Linkin Park‘s “In The End“, Temple Of The Dog‘s “Hunger Strike“, Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty‘s “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around”, Nine Inch Nails‘ “Head Like A Hole“, George Michael’s “Careless Whisper”, The Beatles‘ “Birthday“, AC/DC‘s “TNT“, Snoop Dogg‘s “Gin And Juice“, Ozzy Osbourne‘s “Crazy Train”, etc.
In other news, Machine Head also teamed up with Altamont Beer for “Burning Red Lager.” That beverage was available at the concert as well: