Dave Davies Sends Encouragement To Malcolm Young Via Facebook
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Dave Davies Sends Encouragement To Malcolm Young Via Facebook
Although there’s been no announcement regarding the specifics of AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young's pressing health issues, Kinks guitarist Dave Davies offered up some advice to help him get his musical chops back in order. Last week, AC/DC announced that Young would be temporarily stepping down from the band due too an undisclosed illness.
Vintage Vinyl News posted on Thursday (April 17th), that Davies, who suffered a stroke in 2004, has since made a full recovery, and is now back on the road, posted an open message to Young on his Facebook page stating: "Malcolm Young -- never give up -- and remember all the important 'tricks' you learnt and keep going over and over them in your mind- always exercise your hands and fingers-picking coins from the floor- picking up pins from a flat surface-constantly touch the tips of your fingers with the thumb and try to do it faster and faster-image playing your best solos ever in your mind before you go to sleep-daily -- Dave Davies"
Yesterday (April 21st), in response to some comments about Young’s career essentially being over, Davies posted again, slamming some fans' "negative vibes," saying: "I have no idea exactly what physical state Malcolm Young is in but the public sending out negative vibes about the whole thing is not going to help at all. It really does not help by people taking a negative view that his career is over. Part of the healing process is convincing the brain and MIND that it is capable of anything. I wish him well. I was afraid my first shows last year might have been my last but sometimes you have to have blind faith with the support of people around you which I was fortunate to receive. Positive thoughts and encouraging support of others are paramount in the healing process. Love, Dave"

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