It's tough being a rocker of a certain age. Rockers don't live forever, and in fact, many die young. The latest to go is Malcolm Young of AC/DC. He was only 64. He died of dementia. Damn.
If you're a regular reader of BRP, you should know that I'm a huge AC/DC fan. AC/DC is the perfect rock band: unforgettable guitar riffs, great lyrics, signature vocals, and rock 'n roll attitude everywhere. They are in the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame, have sold over 100 million records and are the inspiration for tons of musicians.
I can't say that I'm a student of the band and know everything about their inner workings. I've read that Malcolm was a co-founder with brother Angus, and that he and Angus were the two creative forces responsible for their songs. I assume that is all true, and it's high praise. Their songs are iconic within the rock world.
I can say that as a fan of rock, it's a sad day to have Malcolm no longer with us. I know that people can't live forever. But at least the great rockers have recordings that they leave behind that allow us to continue to enjoy their legacy. Bon Scott died a long time ago, and AC/DC continued with Brian Johnson on the vocals. But now Brian can no longer sing, Malcolm is gone, and Angus is getting old. Bummer.
I've seen AC/DC a few times. I've seen AC/DC tribute bands. I've watched their videos. I've listened to their songs over and over, sometimes in my car at very high rates of speed. They are unforgettable within the world of rock. I don't know how they continue, but I'm glad that they existed.
I'm sad to see Malcolm gone. And I thank him for the songs that he left behind. I'll listen to them once again. I hope you do, too.
My name is Bill, and I live in the greater Philadelphia area. I love music, and I have a lot of opinions. This site is primarily focused on music, but sometimes I get off track. I hope you enjoy.