By Tim Staskiewicz
Williams says in an recent interview, that with all the changes in the band, from Malcolm Young retiring, to Phil Rudd’s house-arrest in New Zealand, to Brian Johnson’s hearing troubles, it’s time for him to retire and leave AC/DC as well.
“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 tells Florida-based Gulfshore Life magazine. “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.”
Rock or Bust is about to kick off it’s seventh and final leg, playing 10 dates in North America starting at the end of August and ending in late September.
After the band’s final show in Philadelphia, Williams says he’ll head home to Fort Myers.
“When you start out, you kind of hope for success,” Williams tells the magazine. “That’s what you are working for. But you never really know. It’s been surreal, really.”