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AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young 'too ill to play live'

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Malcolm Young (far left) with AC/DC bandmates Cliff Williams, Angus Young and Brian Johnson Credit: Suzan/Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment

AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young is "unable to perform any more" due to illness, according to a friend of the musician.

Mark Gable, the frontman with fellow Australian group Choirboys, claimed that Young "will probably not be able to record" any more.

AC/DC have been fronted by Gateshead-born singer Brian Johnson since 1980.

The band has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide.

There had been rumours that AC/DC might perform at Newcastle's St James' Park this year as part of a tour to mark the band's 40th anniversary.

It is unclear whether the tour will now go ahead.

However, music magazine Billboard has said there is "no truth" to rumours that AC/DC will be forced to retire.

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Fan serenaded by Gary Barlow for naming son after him

Claire Douglas selfie with Gary Barlow
Claire Douglas took this selfie on stage with Gary Barlow, who sang A Million Love Songs to her

A woman was serenaded by Gary Barlow in front of 10,000 fans after telling him she had named her baby son after him.

Claire Douglas was selected from the crowd in Newcastle and allowed up on stage after the singer spotted her banner, which read: 'I love you that much my baby son is called Barlow!'

Her son is called William Robert Barlow Jamie Douglas.

Claire's banner said: "I love you that much my baby son is called Barlow"
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