Recently, a lot of activity has surrounded the legendary rock band, AC/DC, in terms of personnel changes. Most recently, frontman/singer Brian Johnson “left” (depending on how you view it) and then enter Axl Rose. Previously, in 2014, Malcomn Young (rhythm guitarist) left the band and retired due to health reasons and later that same year Phil Rudd (drummer) left the band for legal reasons. Now, bassist Cliff Williams has announced he will retire at the end of the current tour.
In fact, check out this Tweet from fellow bass player Nikki Sixx:
— Sixx Sense (@SixxSense) July 9, 2016
The Rock or Bust Tour finished some European dates in June and it is scheduled to wrap up in the United States with performances slated for August and September. Williams, who joined the band in 1978, explained his decision this way:
“It’s been what I’ve known for the past 40 years, but after this tour I’m backing off of touring and recording. 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.”
Best of luck Cliff and congrats on a wonderful run with AC/DC.