I don’t usually do much to celebrate this holiday – power drinking has long since lost its attraction, and I don’t like corned beef and cabbage – but I guess I can post a music video by an excellent Irish band.
If you’re planning to embark on a life of crime, you should really watch this video first. It might save you a lot of aggravation.
There has been speculation for months now about the medical condition of AC/DC rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young. This week, we finally got an answer. And it isn’t good news.
The family of founding AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young has confirmed the illness that forced the 61-year-old to quit the band. “Malcolm is suffering from dementia and the family thanks you for respecting their privacy,” they said in a statement, according to People.
The group had previously announced in April that Young would be taking a break from the band and that it would be recording a new record without him. When AC/DC announced that it would be putting out the record, Rock or Bust, this fall, they confirmed that Young would not be returning to the band, “due to the nature of Malcolm’s condition.” They did not go into the specifics of the illness.
Young’s nephew, Stevie Young, played rhythm guitar in Malcolm’s stead on Rock or Bust. He will also be filling in for the elder Young on the group’s upcoming world tour in 2015.
Wow, that’s a tough break. Godspeed, Malcolm Young. Thank you for the years of rocking awesomeness.
After the day I had yesterday, I could really use a few hours of just sitting around listening to music. Sadly, work calls, so this will have to do for now.
Happy Hump Day. Here are some mid-week words of wisdom from Deadwood‘s Al Swearengen. (Language warning: NSFW).