ANGUS YOUNG About AC/DC's Future
AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams recently revealed that he will retire from recording and touring after finishing out the band's current world trek.
Williams announced his decision to retire from AC/D during a recent interview with Gulfshore Life. He said: "It's been what I've known for the past forty 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."
Asked by Rolling Stone in a new interview if he thinks Cliff's decision to retire is related to Brian leaving, Angus Young said: "Cliff made it known before we'd even started touring — this would be his last. Besides myself, Cliff has been there the longest, since 1977. Cliff and Brian are in the same age bracket. They like to go out, hit the pubs. They had the bond."
Regarding whether he has thought his own future after the tour ends, Angus said: "At this point, I don't know. We were committed to finishing the tour. Who knows what I'll feel after? When you sign on and say, 'I'm gonna do this and that,' it's always good to say at the end of it, 'I've done all I said I would do.'
"That was always the idea, especially when we were younger, me, Malcolm, Bon. You had to show up and be on time. You'd be playing in a pub in the afternoon. Then late at night, you'd be playing a club. You got into that habit: 'If we don't play, we don't eat.'"
The rescheduled dates of AC/DC's North American tour — which will be the band's first concerts here with Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose on lead vocals, will kick off in Greensboro, North Carolina US on August 27.