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The plight of former AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young has inspired singer Brian Johnson to take action. The UK's Northern Echo says the rocker is extending his support to the Sporting Memories Network. 

The North Yorkshire charity assists people battling depression and dementia, using memories of sports experiences to help them engage with others. Johnson has even shared one of his sports memories with the organization, which is posted on its website. 

Sporting Memories Network Director Tony Jameson-Allen says it's hard to describe the impact of Brian's unexpected support.  He explains that it's "an absolutely amazing boost for a charity run by two people to receive a phone call from the singer of a group that has sold more than 200 million records worldwide." 

In late September, AC/DC revealed that Malcolm was suffering from dementia, ending months of speculation about his health.  Young's family went public with his condition a few days after the band announced that Malcolm was no longer in the band. 

AC/DC is currently prepping for the release of their new album, Rock Or Bust, which is their first studio project without Malcolm.  The disc will be available December 2nd. 

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