Ten fun facts about Malcolm Young


Fact 1
Young founded AC/DC in November 1973 and soon asked his younger brother Angus to join, when they were, respectively, 20 and 18 years old.

Fact 2
In 2003, Young and the other members of AC/DC were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Fact 3
Young has been described as the business and brains behind AC/DC.


Fact 4
Young is a keen football fan of the Glasgow-based Rangers Football Club.

Fact 5
Young is regarded as a leading rock exponent of rhythm guitar.

Fact 6
Young is the subject of a song (and album) title by Australian punk rock band Frenzal Rhomb: "Forever Malcolm Young".

Fact 7
Young sings backup along with bassist Cliff Williams in almost every AC/DC track.

Fact 8
Young has been playing his battered old Gretsch for many years. He plays a '63 G-1910 Firebird.

Fact 9
As the rhythm guitarist, Young is responsible for the broad sweep of the band's sound, developing many of the band's guitar riffs, and co-writing the band's material.

Fact 10
Dave Mustaine of Megadeth stated in a 2004 interview that he considered himself, Young, and James Hetfield of Metallica to be the best rhythm guitarists in the world.


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is the Scottish-born Australian guitarist known as founder, rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist and songwriter for the Australian hard rock band AC/DC.

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