Watch Foo Fighters and Guns N’ Roses Rock Live Tributes to AC/DC Guitarist Malcolm Young

Other rock legends also paid their respects to the legendary rhythm guitarist.

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Over the weekend, the rock music community remembered AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young, who passed away on Saturday. He was 64 years old.

One of the best tributes came from Foo Fighters. To open their set at Mexico’s Corona Capitol Festival, Dave Grohl and company jammed on a seven-minute cover of AC/DC’s “Let There Be Rock.” Watch it above. 

On the band’s Facebook page, Grohl stated that AC/DC’s 1980 concert film Let There Be Rock first gave him rock star aspirations. 

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“It was the first time I lost control to music. The first time I wanted to be in a band. I didn’t want to play my guitar anymore, I wanted to smash it,” Grohl wrote. 

“Thank you, Malcolm, for the songs, and the feel, and the cool, and the years of losing control to your rock and roll. I will do just that tonight, for you.” 

Guns N’ Roses also took time during their show in Sacramento, California, on Saturday to pay their respects the legendary Australian rocker. 

“We’re gonna dedicate this to Malcolm Young, who will be sorely missed,” Axl Rose said as Slash plucked the chords to Alice Cooper’s “Only Women Bleed.” 

Rolling Stone reports that GNR also honored Young with covers of Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” and AC/DC’s “Whole Lotta Rosie.” 

Countless other rock stars wrote in memoriam posts on social media. Anthrax’s Scott Ian and Dream Theater’s Mike Portnoy cited Young as one of the best rhythm guitarists of all time.

RIP to another incredible musician taken too soon.