Brian Johnson thinks the late Malcolm Young would be ''absolutely stunned'' by the tributes he has received in the wake of his passing.

The late AC/DC founder tragically passed away earlier this month at the age of 64, following a three-year battle with dementia, and his former band mate Brian has said the ''outpouring of grief'' that has followed would have surprised the rocker, as he never thought he was ''great''.

Brian, 70, told Rolling Stone magazine: ''Malcolm would have been absolutely stunned at the outpouring of tributes and grief. He didn't think of himself in that way, that he was great and all that. I learned the team spirit from Malcolm. You are just a cog in a well-oiled machine. If we all pulled together at the same time, you get this amazing thing happening. And it worked, you know. Mal is not here anymore, but if I ever have a problem I stop and go, 'What would Mal do?' He just always seemed to do the right thing.''

Malcom's passing was confirmed last Saturday (18.11.17) by the 'Highway To Hell' rockers in two Facebook posts, one of which was written by his younger brother and co-founder of the band Angus Young.

The statement read: ''Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young.

''Malcolm, along with Angus, was the founder and creator of AC/DC.

''With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band.

''As a guitarist, songwriter and visionary he was a perfectionist and a unique man.

''He always stuck to his guns and did and said exactly what he wanted.

''He took great pride in all that he endeavored.

''His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed.

''As his brother it is hard to express in words what he has meant to me during my life, the bond we had was unique and very special.

''He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever.

''Malcolm, job well done. (sic)''