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Malcolm Young Dead At 64: Social Media Reaction

Malcolm Young was the backbone of one of the greatest bands of all time, so it’s not shocking that many people throughout the rock world paid tribute to the iconic rhythm guitarist.

Here’s just a sample of the posts from social media saluting Young.

 

 

The Boogie Knight Returns on Twitter

No. No no no no no no DAMNIT. ???????? https://t.co/K3l9pejeic

 

I don't think anybody would debate me when I say that #MalcolmYoung was the greatest rhythm guitar player of all time. And one of the best riff writers in rock history. @acdc is the GREATEST rock n roll band ever and Malcolm was the driving force behind them. Thanks for everything Mal.... we salute you. #RIPMalcolmYoung

6,445 Likes, 75 Comments - Chris Jericho (@chrisjerichofozzy) on Instagram: "I don't think anybody would debate me when I say that #MalcolmYoung was the greatest rhythm guitar..."

 

RIP Malcolm Young. Thank you for showing us how to rock, for giving us so much incredible music. A cornerstone of AC/DC and rock n' roll itself has been lost.

422 Likes, 7 Comments - Rock On The Range (@rockontherange) on Instagram: "RIP Malcolm Young. Thank you for showing us how to rock, for giving us so much incredible music. A..."

 

Monsters Of Rock® on Twitter

So sad waking up to the news of Malcolm Young's passing! There was never a greater rhythm guitar player! Rest In Peace Mr Young ???????? You will be missed! #RIP

 

Premier Guitar on Twitter

We are sad to report that the legendary Malcolm Young of @acdc has passed away. Our thoughts are with Angus and the Young family. #ThankYouMal

 

Gus G. on Twitter

RIP Malcolm Young, co-founder Of the greatest Rock n Roll band ever.

 

Jesse Fink on Twitter

Malcolm Young built more than a rock band. It was a colossus of world culture. RIP

 

Jake Tapper on Twitter

AC/DC - Highway to Hell (Official Video) https://t.co/YYsfdFgk8R via @YouTube

 

Dave Mustaine on Twitter

I have to go...I am losing it that Malcolm is gone. I hate this...


Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.