AC/DC rhythm guitarist and cofounder Malcolm Young died on Saturday the age of 64 following a long battle with dementia; during his final tour with the band he was having to re-learn songs he wrote before the shows. He retired from the band in 2014 before entering a full-time health care facility in Sydney, Australia that specialized in patients with dementia.
Malcolm is survived by his wife O’Linda, who he married in 1980; children Cara and Ross, son-in-law Josh, three grandchildren, sister Margaret (who famously suggested the name of the band) and brother and AC/DC lead guitarist Angus Young, who was still mourning the death of another older brother, George, who was instrumental in the early success of the band, and who passed away October 22nd.
Green Day are premiering a music video for “Born In The USA”, a track from their new best-of album, “Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band.” The cheeky title comes from an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, when and animated God appeared in the Ed Sullivan Theatre to introduce Green Day as his favorite band. “Born In The U.S.A.” is one of two new tunes – alongside a duet with Miranda Lambert on “Ordinary World”.
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry previously-announced the upcoming release of his latest solo album Sweetzerland Manifesto. Now we’ve got the names of a number of guests on the album, including actor Johnny Depp on drums, Cheap Trick frontman Robin Zander guests on the song ‘Aye, Aye, Aye,’ while David Johansen (New York Dolls) collaborates on three tracks. Also featured: drummer Zak Starkey (The Who, Oasis) and Joe’s sons, Tony and Roman.