Cliff Williams to retire from touring and recording with AC/DC

Cliff Williams to retire from touring and recording with AC/DC

Long-time AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams has advised Gulfshore Life that he will be retiring from touring and recording with AC/DC due to the changes in personnel within the band in the last few years.

Cliff Williams photoThe following are excerpts from the article / interview in Gulfshore Life (with slight edits):

His retirement is in part due to the changes the band has faced over the past few years.

First guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young had to retire because of cancer and dementia. Then drummer Phil Rudd, who has always had a mercurial relationship with the band, was sentenced to house arrest after threatening to kill someone. And the recent departure of [Brian] Johnson, replaced on tour by Axl Rose, means that most of the people he’s spent the past four decades with are no longer there.

“It’s been what I’ve known for the past 40 years, but after this tour I’m backing off of touring and recording,” he says. “Losing Malcolm, the thing with Phil and now with Brian, it’s a changed animal. I feel in my gut it’s the right thing.”

You can read the full article / interview at Gulfshore Life.