When the news broke of Malcolm Young's passing late on Saturday night, music fans around the world were quick to react with tributes to the legend.
A founding member of AC/DC, the band announced Young's retirement from the band back in 2014, sharing that the guitarist had been diagnosed with dementia.
For most Australians, there's probably some memory of AC/DC you can attach to your life.
Maybe it's the vinyl your sibling shared with you, maybe it's a feeling you get when you hear that big ol' church bell kick in at the start of the Back In Black album, or maybe it's that time you saw one of the most important bands in rock history. Regardless of what it is, Young was a part of it and that's why he'll be so greatly missed.
Foo Fighter's Dave Grohl has probably summed up best what Young and the music of AC/DC has meant to the world, sharing "Thank you, Malcolm for the songs, and the feel, and the cool, and the years of losing control to your rock and roll."
See Grohl's, and other's, tributes below.
“I first saw Malcolm with @acdc at Chequers, Sydney in 1973. It was a solid lesson in attitude and how important it is to carry that to every performance. Rest well mate, you’ll never be forgotten.” Ian Moss. #MalcolmYoung pic.twitter.com/DeD9gDPKyN— Ian Moss (@ianmossmusic) November 19, 2017
RIP Malcolm Young. Our songs generally take the piss, but we meant this one. Even though Angus is the guitarist everyone talks about, Malcolm Young was the engine room, the riff-writing legend and without him there'd be no AC/DC. Forever Malcolm Young. https://t.co/uyVReV8ZPv— Frenzal Rhomb (@Frenzalofficial) November 18, 2017
Malcolm,— Lars Ulrich (@larsulrich) November 18, 2017
Thank you for being an integral part of the soundtrack to my life. Your music is the definition of timeless and inspiring.
Rest easy Malcom. You were legendary Photo cred: Ross Halfin pic.twitter.com/Hl6XXNRuYs— Kirk Hammett (@KirkHammett) November 19, 2017
This goes out to Malcolm Young.— Guns N' Roses (@gunsnroses) November 19, 2017
He will be sorely missed. pic.twitter.com/gO1mWVuDeR