Legendary Australian musician and producer George Young, and older brother of AC/DC guitarists Angus and Malcolm Young, has died at the age of 70. A statement from the band, in part, reads, “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.” Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, most of the Young family immigrated to Australia in 1963, with George forming The Easybeats in Sydney a year later. The group scored a 1966 No. 1 hit in with “Friday On My Mind” before guiding AC/DC, often playing bass at their earliest gigs, and producing their earlier albums including High Voltage, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Let There Be Rock, Powerage, and If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It). He last worked with the band on 2000’s Stiff Upper Lip.
Guns N’ Roses are streaming a new video of their summer North American stadium reunion tour, which covered 15 shows and grossed $53-million. Since January, they’ve grossed more money on this tour than any other artist, takin in over $400-million since its first show in April of 2016. Guns N’ Roses are currently playing shows on a fall North American leg, which will include two shows at the ACC in Toronto on Sunday and Monday.