Now that Malcolm’s Young family has finally spoken about his illness, releasing this statement to PEOPLE. “Malcolm is suffering from dementia and the family thanks you for respecting their privacy.” Brian Johnson has spoken out about his bandmate telling Classic Rock Magazine “We missed Malcolm, obviously. Stevie was magnificent in his stead, but when you’re recording with this thing hanging over you, and your work mate isn’t well, it’s difficult. I’m sure he was rooting for us the whole time we were over in Canada.”
Brian also had a name in mind for the upcoming album in honour of Malcolm. He wanted to call it Man Down but the other guys didn’t go for it. “It’s from the heart. That’s just the way I am. Some of the guys thought it might be a bit negative — but I like that title.”
Rock or Bust will be coming out in December with a tour to follow in 2015.