‘Rage’ To Honour Malcolm Young With Huge AC/DC Special This Weekend
Written by Emmy Mack on 22nd November, 2017
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The ABC series will be blasting Acca Dacca tunes from 12.24am this Friday night (or Saturday morning depending on your lifestyle preferences) with a distortion-fuelled special paying tribute to the life and musical legacy of the legendary co-founder of Australia’s greatest ever rock n’ roll band, after he passed away on Saturday at the age of 64 following a battle with dementia.
“It saddens us to hear of Malcolm’s passing, but it gives us no greater honour than to pay homage to one of Australia’s most treasured artists,” the Rage crew say in a statement. “RIP, Malcolm. We salute you!”
Tributes have been flowing in for the Aussie rock n’ roll hero since his passing, with the likes of Foo Fighters, Guns N’ Roses and even Aussie kids entertainers The Wiggles honouring Mal with some live Acca Dacca covers.
In fact, The Wiggles managed to do a better job than Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who couldn’t name any AC/DC songs when he was asked his favourite track.
Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper even mistakenly called Young a bass player, despite the fact that he was the band’s founding rhythm guitarist.
We’re sure Rage won’t make that same boo-boo when they bring the noise pollution and shake us all night long this Friday.