Tributes paid as the legendary rock star has died.
Australians paid tribute to AC/DC co-founder and fellow countryman Malcolm Young on Sunday, a day after the legendary guitarist passed away aged 64.
Young, who formed the rock group with his brother Angus in 1973, died Saturday after suffering from dementia for several years, according to his family and the band.
Best known for the hit song Highway to Hell, the established AC/DC has produced 17 studio albums, selling over 200 million records.
Australian rock historian Glen A.Baker told national broadcaster ABC on Sunday.
"They've become part of the Australian music scene at a time when we need heroes and people who are completely trustworthy, don't deviate for a second, who have a clear vision of where they are. want to come.
"The architect of that sound was Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist who wrote every song, every original piece they did."
Young emigrated to Australia with his family as a child, and was in his early 20s when the band released their debut album "High Voltage".
While Angus is the popular face of the band, Malcolm is well known for being behind the famous riffs that horrify fans.
"Hard to hear of Malcolm Young's passing...For me personally, THE BEST rhythm guitarist of ALL TIME", Australian country star Keith Urban tweeted.
Cold Chisel frontman Jimmy Barnes said Young's death was a "sad day for music".
"You are the greatest rhythm guitar player ever," he wrote on Twitter.
ABC music critic Paul Donoughue said Young's guitar playing underpinned the sound of AC/DC and also influenced a generation of musicians.
Meanwhile, Cold Chisel guitarist and singer Ian Moss wrote about how he first heard Young play in 1973 in Sydney.
"It was a solid lesson in attitude and the importance of bringing that to every performance," Moss wrote on Twitter.
“Rest in peace mate, you will never be forgotten."
Fans also shared their love of AC/DC's iconic music and the impact on their lives, with tens of thousands of people from around the world posting tributes on AC/DC's Facebook page.
"Thank you and all your brothers for changing my world with your music.AC/DC has always been and will be one of the greatest rock bands of all time", one user wrote.
Another added: "I'm so sad for Angus and all the greatest Aussie band fans ever! You have been a constant AC/DC in my life."
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