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AC/DC's Malcolm Young 'seriously unwell'

Posted by: 3AW Breakfast | 16 April, 2014 - 10:57 AM
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RUMOUR FILE UPDATE: Choirboys frontman Mark Gable says after reading comments from Malcolm Young's son, he doesn't believe the AC/DC guitarist will perform again.

Gable said according to Ross Young, the 61-year-old was seriously ill and all but confirmed the founding guitarist would never perform live again.

However Gable said Young’s illness may not necessarily mean the end of the iconic Australian rock group.

This comes after entertainment reporter Peter Ford earlier this week told 3AW Breakfast silence could be telling after last year's talk of an approaching tour.

"The suggestion being put to me is that that tour will not happen and we will never see AC/DC perform again or record again," Ford said.

"The boys have a pact that they will not get anyone else in the group; nobody will be replaced and when somebody leaves, the group ends.

"My information is that Malcolm Young, one of the founding members of the group, has in recent times returned to Australia to live with his family and for his own personal reasons he may not want to continue with the band."

Meanwhile, music industry guru Molly Meldrum told 3AW Mornings he was hopeful reports of Malcolm's illness were not true.

But said there had been health problems with some of the band members.

"There's been talk about it," he told Nick McCallum.

"The band is probably one of the hardest working bands in the world. It's a very gruelling tour schedule to have and then there's the recording schedule, so maybe they are thinking about cutting it back a bit."

LISTEN IN FULL: Molly Meldrum says he hopes the rumours aren't true

In February, the band's lead singer Brian Johnson spoke on Florida radio station 98.7 and mentioned that a band member had been unwell.

But Johnson also revealed plans to tour this year.

LISTEN: Brian Johnson speaks to Florida radio about possibly recording an album in May

AC/DC is one of the most successful Australian bands of all time, selling over 200 million albums since they originated in 1973.

Back in Black is the third-highest selling album by a band in history.

What's your favourite AC/DC track? Here's some of ours.

LISTEN: Peter Ford with Kate and Peter

LISTEN IN FULL: Molly Meldrum says he hopes the rumours aren't true

LISTEN: Brian Johnson speaks to Florida radio about possibly recording an album in May

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