PearlJamOnline posted a touching tribute to Malcolm Young, highlighting Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder’s AC/DC covers over the last 24 years. The video begins with a May 13, 1993 cover of “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” in San Francisco, CA, followed by “If You Want Blood (You Got It)” in Brisbane on November 25, 2009, and ending with Eddie Vedder and Bruce Springsteen covering “Highway to Hell” on September 26, 2014 in Brisbane.
Former Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese wrote on Facebook regarding Young’s passing: “Damn. Another one gone but not soon to be forgotten. Thank you for all the music, Malcom Young. Rest In Peace.”
Malcolm Young died on Saturday at the age of 64 following a long battle with dementia.
AC/DC posted the following on their website on Saturday to announce Young’s death:
Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young.
Malcolm, along with Angus, was the founder and creator of AC/DC.
With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band.
As a guitarist, songwriter and visionary he was a perfectionist and a unique man.
He always stuck to his guns and did and said exactly what he wanted.
He took great pride in all that he endeavored.
His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed.
As his brother it is hard to express in words what he has meant to me during my life, the bond we had was unique and very special.
He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever.
Malcolm, job well done.