AC/DC Founding Guitarist Malcolm Young Has Died Aged 64

Malcolm Young, arguably the backbone of Australian rock legends AC/DC, has sadly passed away at the age of 64, the band has announced. The cause of death is not yet known, but the guitarist had been battling dementia for a while, which caused him to leave the group in 2014. A statement on the AC/DC website reads as follows:

“Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young.

“Malcolm, along with Angus, was the founder and creator of AC/DC. With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band. As a guitarist, songwriter and visionary he was a perfectionist and a unique man. He always stuck to his guns and did and said exactly what he wanted. He took great pride in all that he endeavored. His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed.

“As his brother it is hard to express in words what he has meant to me during my life, the bond we had was unique and very special. He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever.

“Malcolm, job well done.”

Malcolm Young was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1953 and moved to Sydney, Australia as a child with his family. It was there that he co-founded AC/DC with his younger brother Angus in 1973. Their early material was produced by another Young brother, George, who himself passed away only last month and achieved some success of his own with The Easybeats. AC/DC went on to sell over 200 million albums worldwide, more than The Rolling Stones, Queen, Eminem and U2.

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AC/DC Founding Guitarist Malcolm Young Has Died Aged 64

Malcolm Young, arguably the backbone of Australian rock legends AC/DC, has sadly passed away at the age of 64, the band has announced. The cause of death is not yet known, but the guitarist had been battling dementia for a while, which caused him to leave the group in 2014. A statement on the AC/DC website reads as follows:

“Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young.

“Malcolm, along with Angus, was the founder and creator of AC/DC. With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band. As a guitarist, songwriter and visionary he was a perfectionist and a unique man. He always stuck to his guns and did and said exactly what he wanted. He took great pride in all that he endeavored. His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed.

“As his brother it is hard to express in words what he has meant to me during my life, the bond we had was unique and very special. He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever.

“Malcolm, job well done.”

Malcolm Young was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1953 and moved to Sydney, Australia as a child with his family. It was there that he co-founded AC/DC with his younger brother Angus in 1973. Their early material was produced by another Young brother, George, who himself passed away only last month and achieved some success of his own with The Easybeats. AC/DC went on to sell over 200 million albums worldwide, more than The Rolling Stones, Queen, Eminem and U2.

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Details Of Sophomore Album “Hot Wired Beat” Posted By Hard Action

Finnish hard rock act Hard Action’s debut album, “Sinister Vibes” (2015), was an unexpected underground success with its buzzsaw-guitar caveman brand of action rock, taking the band to several tours across Europe. Their second album, “Hot Wired Beat,” is set for international release December 1st via Svart Records. Check out the first single “Nothing Ever Changed” in the player below.

The Hard Action of today is a slightly older, more street-smart, tighter bunch of hairy youngsters. “Hot Wired Beat” boils with the hot blood of youth, but its better musicianship and production values give room for certain more traditional aspects of rock music, such as melody and hooks. Tradition is the key here in other respects, too: at times, the record channels the spirit of the early ’70s Rolling Stones; at others, it sounds not unlike something Hanoi Rocks could’ve recorded early on.

On “Hot Wired Beat,” Hard Action succeed in being both youthfully reckless and smooth, like scenes of violent street fights set to classic Fleetwood Mac albums. Expect to see the band live at an underground joint near you in 2018.

The track listing for “Hot Wired Beat” is:

1. Free Fall
2. Nothing Ever Changed
3. Hostile Street
4. The Losing Side
5. Running Start
6. Tied Down
7. Knocked Down, Dragged Out
8. May
9. Tunnel Vision

Check out “Nothing Ever Changed” here:

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Stone Sour Posts “Zzyzx Rd” Video

Roadrunner recording group Stone Sour just released an official music video for the acoustic version of “Zzyzx Rd” that appears on the deluxe 10th anniversary edition of “Come What(Ever) May.” This new edition drops December 16th as a digital download and 2LP vinyl edition.

“Come What(Ever) May: Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition” has been remastered and appended by an array of bonus material including rare tracks, B-sides, and never-before-heard versions of “Through Glass,” “Zzyzx Rd.,” and “Cardiff,” as well as an electrifying acoustic cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses.”

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Stone Sour Premieres Full-Album Stream Of Recent Covers EP “Straight Outta Burbank”

Stone Sour premieres the full-album stream of the band’s recent covers EP “Straight Outta Burbank”, out in stores now via iTunes, Amazon and other digital retailers. The EP finds Stone Sour covering songs of Slayer, The Rolling Stones, Iron Maiden, Bad Brains and Mötley Crüe.

Check out now “Straight Outta Burbank” in its entirety below.

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Stone Sour Premieres Full-Album Stream Of Recent Covers EP “Straight Outta Burbank”

Stone Sour premieres the full-album stream of the band’s recent covers EP “Straight Outta Burbank”, out in stores now via iTunes, Amazon and other digital retailers. The EP finds Stone Sour covering songs of Slayer, The Rolling Stones, Iron Maiden, Bad Brains and Mötley Crüe.

Check out now “Straight Outta Burbank” in its entirety below.

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Black Pussy Releases “For The Sake Of Argument” Video

Portland’s Black Pussy (named for the original working title of The Rolling Stones’ mega-hit “Brown Sugar” -an anti-racism tune) has been busy as usual.

Aside from perpetual nationwide touring including a North American stint with ex-Kyuss band Vista Chino, the group has spent the last two years constantly working on heavy, psychedelic songs with not only Portland recording engineer Adam Pike (Red Fang, Norska, Black Elk, etc.) but also the Kyuss founding drummer and multi-instrumentalist Brant Bjork.

The culmination of years of hard work, psychedelic trips and perpetual touring brings to life a ’70s-influenced, hide-your-daughters-because-they’re-coming-to-town rock ‘n’ roll attitude with “Magic Mustache,” due out February 17th.

“For The Sake Of Argument” is the first single from Black Pussy’s forthcoming album. Check out a new video clip for the song below, courtesy of Metal Injection.

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Black Pussy Releases “For The Sake Of Argument” Video

Portland’s Black Pussy (named for the original working title of The Rolling Stones’ mega-hit “Brown Sugar” -an anti-racism tune) has been busy as usual.

Aside from perpetual nationwide touring including a North American stint with ex-Kyuss band Vista Chino, the group has spent the last two years constantly working on heavy, psychedelic songs with not only Portland recording engineer Adam Pike (Red Fang, Norska, Black Elk, etc.) but also the Kyuss founding drummer and multi-instrumentalist Brant Bjork.

The culmination of years of hard work, psychedelic trips and perpetual touring brings to life a ’70s-influenced, hide-your-daughters-because-they’re-coming-to-town rock ‘n’ roll attitude with “Magic Mustache,” due out February 17th.

“For The Sake Of Argument” is the first single from Black Pussy’s forthcoming album. Check out a new video clip for the song below, courtesy of Metal Injection.

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Doro Launches Her Own Champagne And Wine

Metal maven Doro Pesch has joined the ranks of the Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Motörhead, and Slayer in the bottled liquid category and proudly presents two very special rock ‘n’ roll drinks: Doro Hero Cava Brut Reserva Champagne and Herzblut [Lifeblood] Vino Tinto Red Wine.

“It was my wish for my 30-year stage anniversary – which I will be celebrating on May 2nd and 3rd, 2014 in my hometown of Düsseldorf [Germany] – to present unique drinks to the fans that represent my own taste and quality standard,” comments Doro. “We went to a great old wine region in Spain to pick the right product for me and I discovered a very fine red wine there.”

View Metal & Wine’s eight-minute making-of video of these two special and commemorative drinks below.

“Hero” is a track off of Doro’s 2012 album, Raise Your Fist, which was dedicated to one of the all-time greatest vocalists in rock and metal, Ronnie James Dio. “Herzblut [Lifeblood]” was released as a single in 2009. The “Herzblut” EP contains German, French, Spanish, and Portuguese versions of the song.

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Hyde Park Live – The Rolling Stones

Hyde Park Live The Rolling Stones Release Date: July 22, 2013Total Songs: 19Genre: RockPrice: $ 9.99Copyright ? 2013 Promotone B.V. under exclusive licence to Universal International Music B.V. iTunes 10 New Releases

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