MEGADETH LEADER DAVE MUSTAINE PENS LENGTHY TRIBUTE TO LATE AC/DC GUITARIST MALCOLM YOUNG - "A GOOD RIFF YOU CAN PLAY OVER AND OVER AGAIN, AND MALCOLM WROTE A LOT OF THAT MUSIC"
|Posted on November 20, 2017 at 7:45 PM|
AC/DC guitarist and co-founder Malcolm Young died peacefully on Saturday, November 18th at age 64 after years of suffering with dementia.
Megadeth's Dave Mustaine has shared his thoughts and memories of Malcom with Rolling Stone, stating in part:
"Most people don't know AC/DC was Malcolm's band and that they weren't Australian; they were Scottish. Tidbits like that are part of what made them unique.
"I was in a band that did a bunch of AC/DC covers and doing those songs introduced me a totally different approach to playing, where you don't have billions of layers. It's all based on the riff. Prior to that, rock and roll was all strumming chords and not playing riffs. A riff is a cyclical melody, and if it isn't good, you'll know. A good riff you can play over and over again, and Malcolm wrote a lot of that music."
Read Mustaine's full tribute to Malcolm Young at RollingStone.com.