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The funeral for AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young was held on Tuesday (November 28) in Sydney, Australia. Malcolm, who co-founded AC/DC with his brother Angus in 1973, died on November 18 at the age of 64 after suffering from dementia and failing health for several years.

Hundreds of people gathered at Sydney's St Mary's Cathedral for the service, including Angus Young, his AC/DC bandmates Cliff Williams (bass) and Brian Johnson (vocals), along with former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd and ex-AC/DC bassist Mark Evans. Also in attendance were ROSE TATTOO's Angry Anderson, concert promoter Michael Chugg and Sony Music CEO Denis Handlin.

Eulogies were read by family member Bradley Horsburgh and David Albert, who described Young as a "quiet, humble and understated man," according to ABC. The Albert family had managed AC/DC for more than four decades.

One of Malcolm Young's guitars was also carried into the church for the service, after which Angus placed it on the casket, according to the Australian Associated Press (AAP).

Guitar picks inscribed with Young's date of birth and death were handed out with the official funeral programs.

Following the service, a pipe band played a medley of songs as the funeral procession left St Mary's, including the guitar solo from AC/DC's "It's A Long Way To The Top", as well as "Waltzing Matilda" and "Road To Gundagai".

More photos of the service can be found at The Australian.

Malcolm retired from AC/DC in 2014 after it was made public that he was suffering from dementia.

Johnson was forced to leave the band in 2016 midway through the touring cycle for its latest album, "Rock Or Bust", when told by doctors that he faced total hearing loss if he continued to perform live. His replacement for the balance of the dates was GUNS N' ROSES singer Axl Rose.

Johnson told Rolling Stone that he still recuperating from "nine fucking operations" on his ears, saying, "You got to take it like a man, but when it hurts, you know that's it — you're done, pal."

With Angus now the sole original member left in AC/DC, and no members left from the band's classic "Back In Black" lineup, he has not revealed whether he intends to keep the band going.


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Seems like it was a touching funeral for a life that will surely be missed. 

Also, it’s interesting that both Brian and Angus came to this. I wonder if they’re on better terms than we think.

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41 minutes ago, AxlRoseCDII said:

Seems like it was a touching funeral for a life that will surely be missed. 

Also, it’s interesting that both Brian and Angus came to this. I wonder if they’re on better terms than we think.

I was rather surprised by the appearance of Mark Evans. I think that he is the most likely replacement for Cliff now.

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Whether or not there was more to the Angus/Brian story you would kind of forget about it at a time like this. Nice to see him, Phil, and Mark there.

Chris Slade was unable to make it because of his current tour.

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It's nice to see all of the love and respect Malcolm is getting from his peers, from the members of Guns to Dave Grohl. He was the secret weapon of AC/DC and probably the most talented guy in the band. 

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that was so sad, seeing one brother mourn another. Having no connection to either it was still sad to watch

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Those funeral plectrums and orders of service are badass. I really need to do some networking of rockstars in the death pool to land a design gig like that. :lol:

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