LOS ANGELES, Sept 22 — One more member of veteran rock group AC/DC has confirmed his retirement, with bassist Cliff Williams saying he is “ready to get off the road” in an announcement video.
Having played with AC/DC for nearly 40 years, Williams referenced the recent departures of Malcolm Young, Phil Rudd and Brian Johnson in the 1m20s video.
“I’m just ready to get off the road, really, and do what I do in between tours (when) we take a few years off,” he said.
“So, I know what I’m gonna do. It's just my time.
“I’m happy. I couldn’t have asked for anything more, being with the people I’m with and have been (with), being in this situation, and this band, and playing this music.”
Longtime singer Brian Johnson stepped down in April 2016, with Axl Rose of Guns’ n’ Roses replacing him for the rest of AC/DC’s Rock or Bust World Tour, which finished with a September 20 concert at the Wells Fargo Centre in Philadelphia.
Rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young had retired from the band in 2014, being replaced by nephew Stevie Young; New Zealander Phil Rudd gave up the drummer’s seat to Chris Slade in 2015.
Lead guitarist and band co-founder Angus Young remains in position. — AFP-Relaxnews