Ultimate Jam Night, the long-running weekly free music show held at the famed Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California, will turn its upcoming Tuesday night edition on November 15 at 8 p.m. PST into a live broadcast fundraiser honoring AC/DC rock icon Malcolm Young and benefiting the Alzheimer's Association. The event will be broadcast worldwide via Zinna.TV.
Young struggled with the onset of dementia for a period of time prior to being admitted to full-time nursing care in Sydney, Australia beginning in 2014.
A collection of well-known rockers will participate in a more-than-two-hour "jam" of AC/DC songs. Included among them will be former AC/DC drummer Simon Wright.
To donate to the Alzheimer's Association and the Ultimate Jam Night Walk To End Alzheimer's team, simply go to act.alz.org/goto/RockOutALZ and click on "donate" and then scroll down and click on "donate to the team". Monies raised support local programs of the Alzheimer's Association California Southland Chapter, as well as funding research and advocacy efforts.
"Malcolm Young created not only music, but an era," said Ultimate Jam Night founder and QUIET RIOT bassist Chuck Wright. "According to the Alzheimer's Association, 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer's and other related dementias, so this terrible affliction affects many more like Malcolm."
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Malcolm was replaced in AC/DC by Stevie Young, nephew of Malcolm and AC/DC guitarist Angus Young.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported in September 2014 that Malcolm was being treated in a nursing home in Sydney, Australia. The facility was believed to be Lulworth House in Elizabeth Bay. A Young family connection told the newspaper, "If you were in the room with [Malcolm] and walked out, then came back in one minute later, he wouldn't remember who you are. He has a complete loss of short-term memory. His wife, Linda, has put him in full-time care."
Malcolm did not participate in the recording sessions for AC/DC's new studio album, "Rock Or Bust", which arrived on December 2, 2014.
Stevie Young played with AC/DC once before during a 1988 tour, while Malcolm stepped out to deal with his dependency on alcohol.