AC/DC guitarist Angus Young says that he hasn’t made a decision yet regarding the band’s future after the “Rock Or Bust” tour ends.
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’ decision follows a string of personnel changes for the group that started with co-founding guitarist Malcolm Young’s departure in 2014 after he was diagnosed with dementia. Last year, drummer Phil Rudd was sentenced to house arrest after he was found guilty on a drug charge, while earlier this year singer Brian Johnson was forced to step down or face the loss of his hearing.
Asked by Rolling Stone in a new interview if he thinks Cliff’s decision to retire is related to Brian leaving, Angus 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.‘