The passing of AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young means an era is over. Young left this mortal coil this week at the too-young age of 64, but man did Malcolm pack some seriously inspired and singular rock and roll into his decades. Nobody rocks quite like AC/DC, which Malcolm founded with his brother Angus back in 1973. AC/DC was as electric as its name promised, and it played the hardest straight up rock and roll around. The band streamed across the rock skies like a comet. But the brothers could also play the blues, which is what they did with Mick, Keith and the Rolling Stones one night in Germany — captured on video for posterity below. “Rock Me Baby” shows the two Hall of Fame rocker outfits joining forces in a staged version of guitar heaven. For those about to rock, we salute you.
It’s a double dose of authentic rock and roll from two masters of the form AC/DC and the Rolling Stones. RIP Malcolm. The announcement from the band said he died peacefully. Thank goodness and the rock gods that that’s the only thing he ever did peacefully — and that he played the guitar as though peace were a foreign concept indeed.