AC/DC Is Retiring Because Guitarist Malcolm Young Had A Stroke-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Rumors are flying on the Web alleging that the Australian rock band AC/DC is retiring after guitarist Malcolm Young suffered a stroke.
The source of the rumor was an April 15, 2014, article in a rock music blog called the Orstrahyun. It turned out to be an incorrect speculation on their part, after they got news that AC/DC’s rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young had fallen ill. The Orstrahyun retracted the article the following day.
The band’s official website released this message to their fans:
After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health. Malcolm would like to thank the group’s diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support.
Rolling Stone magazine reported on April 16, 2014, that the band confirmed Young’s illness, shot down the retirement rumor and announced that the band is planning to return to the studio to record a new album. Band front man Brian Johnson told reporters that Malcolm Young will be “taking a break from the band due to ill health.”
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