Guitarist Malcolm Young not returning to AC/DC to focus on health



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    FILE - This June 17, 2003 file photo shows British rock band AC/DC, from left, Brian Johnson, Malcolm Young, Phil Rudd, Angus Young, and Cliff Williams performing on stage during a concert in Munich, southern Germany. The band says Young is not returning to the band after he announced he was taking a break from the group to focus on his health in April. A Wednesday statement from the band’s label said: “Unfortunately, due to the nature of Malcolm's condition, he will not be returning to the band.” AC/DC will release the album “Rock or Bust” on Dec. 2. (AP Photo/Jan Pitman, File)


    NEW YORK — Malcolm Young has left AC/DC.

    A statement Wednesday from the band's label said: "Unfortunately, due to the nature of Malcolm's condition, he will not be returning to the band."

    No details were provided.

    The band announced in April that the 61-year-old guitarist was taking a break to focus on his health.

    AC/DC will release the album "Rock or Bust" on Dec. 2. They will launch a world tour next year.

    Stevie Young, nephew of founding members Malcolm and Angus Young, played guitar on the band's new album and will join them on the tour.

    AC/DC includes vocalist Brian Johnson, drummer Phil Rudd and bassist Cliff Williams. Young has performed with AC/DC for 40 years.


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