rage tribute to Malcolm Young

rage will pay tribute to the late AC / DC guitarist Malcolm Young with a special this weekend.

Paying tribute to all of the late Malcolm Young’s contributions to rock is no easy task, but we’re sure as hell gonna try with a night fully stacked with AC/DC classics.

The exceptional rhythm guitarist, who co-founded AC/DC with his younger brother Angus at the age of 20 in 1973, was seen by his bandmates as the driving force behind the band for more than 40 years and played a pivotal role in creating some of our greatest memories and anthems of Australian rock.

His inventive rhythm guitar sound and storming riffs were there from the band’s beginnings, from the early days of ‘Highway to Hell’ to the birth of their rough-as-guts pub rock classics like ‘Back in Black’, ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’, ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’, ‘Jailbreak’ and ‘For Those About To Rock We Salute You’.

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. RIP, Malcolm. We salute you!

12:25am Saturday (Friday night) on ABC.


  1. The ABC actually destroyed their original copy of the Long Way to the Top clip they filmed of AC/DC on the back of the truck driving thru Melbourne. They also destroyed the editions of Countdown where it was shown. The only copy that remained was in an episode of Rock Arena (1986) and that is the one they play now. It includes the song title super at the start in the old typewriter font used for song titles in Rock Arena.

      • Interesting – never knew that.
        Rage only recently featured quite a few AC/DC clips during their tribute special to George Young last month.
        But this special should be far more extensive – apart from the AC/DC back catalogue, hopefully they will also include some rare footage, old interviews, etc, from deep within the Rage vault.

    • They should try and talk to AC/Dc about it as there is an absolutely clean version of the clip on there Family Jewels DVD from 2005, along with a good version of the infamous Baby Please Don’t Go performance on Countdown (in 4:3 instead of the recent edited 16:9 version).

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