AC/DC Producer George Young Dead At 70

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.

AC/DC commented:

“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.”


Foo Fighters Cover AC/DC’s “Let There Be Rock” Live With The Hives’ Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist

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:

Muse Perform AC/DC’s “Back In Black” Live With Brian Johnson

During Muse’s August 27 set at the Reading Festival in England, the band were joined onstage by Brian Johnson for a performance of AC/DC’s “Back In Black”. Considering he previously joined Paul Rodgers (Bad Company) and Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant onstage back in May, this marks his second live appearance since exiting AC/DC, due hearing issues.

Brian Johnson (AC/DC) Rolled His Car During Qualifying Race At Silverstone Classic

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 for more.

Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose Joins Billy Joel Onstage In Minneapolis, Minnesota

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.

Robb Flynn (Machine Head) & Friends Cover Linkin Park, Temple Of The Dog, Etc. At Flynn’s 50th Birthday Bash

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: