Author Jessie Fink has said that fans should not expect to see Malcolm Young return to AC/DC.
Fink, who is writing a book about the band’s Young brothers, says that Malcolm’s health issues will see his nephew Stevie remain in the band for the foreseeable future.
“I’m not expecting to see Malcolm return,” he said. “The important thing is we all let Mal be and hope he can recover. We should all expect that Stevie is in the band now.”
“Fans seem to think his illness is going to go away and he’s going to be on stage when they announce their tour,” Fink continued. “If what I’ve heard from numerous sources is true, I expect Stevie will be touring with the band, and not Malcolm. That’s not a seditious viewpoint – it’s realistic.”
AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson recently confirmed that work on the band’s new album is complete, and that they expect to be back out on tour before the year is out. So far all members of AC/DC and their team have remained tight lipped about Malcolm Young’s condition, refusing to comment on rumours that he has suffered a stroke or is battling Alzheimer’s disease.
Fink’s book The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC is to be published in October.