AC/DC’s guitarist Angus Young has spoken candidly about his brother and fellow band member Malcolm’s dementia, saying it was strange to see him disorganised and confused. The band have remained fairly tight-lipped about their founding member’s illness, but Angus and frontman Brian Johnson will talk about Malcolm on ABC’s 7.30 program. In a clip from the upcoming broadcast, Angus Young can be seen sitting beside Johnson as he talks about his brother’s deterioration. “Malcolm was always very organised,” Young says. “And it was kind of strange for the first time to see him disorganised, being confused about a lot of things. “That’s when it kind of hit me – there’s something not right with him.” The band revealed in September that Young had retired due to an undisclosed illness and wouldn’t be appearing on their upcoming album or playing in their world tour, set to kick off next year. Soon after, reports surfaced that Young was suffering from dementia and was in a nursing home facility, Lulworth House, in Sydney’s Elizabeth Bay. The family released a statement last month confirming Young had the illness. AC/DC released their 16th album, Rock or Bust, on Friday – their first without Malcolm. However, Johnson tells the ABC that the ailing guitarist was keen for the band to keep going without him. “He said, keep making music. Without any of that sympathy stuff, you know? … So we did, and it was great,” the frontman said. * Face to face with AC/DC will air on ABC’s 7.30 Monday, December 1 at 7.30pm. AAP

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