Cliff Williams leaving

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by tgriley62, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Springtown, Texas
    So, they are almost their own tribute band.
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  2. cfsporn


    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    Can AC/DC just break up all ready? This is getting undignified.
  3. foudufafa


    Aug 28, 2013
    Boston, MA
    They can hire Wing
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  4. Herrick


    Jul 21, 2010
    Munchkin Land
    66-years-old. The guy deserves to retire.
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  5. Cliff Williams confirms his retirement

    design, rickwebb, devnulljp and 12 others like this.
  6. REMBO


    Jul 26, 2011
    Wow!! Love Cliff .....RESPECT!!
  7. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Screw that...I'll take Cliff's gig if he doesn't want it!
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  8. Rev J

    Rev J

    Jun 14, 2012
    Berkeley, Ca.
    I stared a thread about this a couple of moths ago.

    Rev J
  9. NortyFiner

    NortyFiner Drunken Sailor Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    Portsmouth VA USA
    Some older folk would argue that has been the case ever since Bon Scott died. But IMHO as a huge AC/DC fan, it has really become true in this decade as age has caught up with them. Malcolm's dementia, Brian's hearing problems, et al. Good on Cliff for having the self-awareness to know when to walk away on his terms.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2016
  10. snarebear


    Apr 19, 2012
    When is the audition? Sounds like a plum gig to me. And if Axl hangs around, more Bon Scott songs! Gotta call my agent. LOL
  11. PluckyThump


    Jan 4, 2008
    The Hammer
    Good on Cliff. I wish all these old has-been bands would retire gracefully instead continuing to milk it 20,30,40 years past their prime with most of the original members out of the band.
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  12. pedroims


    Dec 19, 2007
    I wonder if Angus will hire Nikki Sixx :whistle:
  13. I sense a "super-group" in the near future. They'll probably get Jason Bonham and Michael Anthony and call themselves Axl Grease.
  14. Congrats to Cliff on his retirement and not becoming a rock n roll statistic! I've always loved the non-flashy bassists who can hold it together solidly.
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  15. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Has-been bands don't have their most recent album go gold. Nor are they under any obligation to retire just because you think they should.
  16. Handyman


    Sep 4, 2007
    Austin, TX
    I would too, but I don't claim to be dignified.
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  17. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism

    Wing used to offer personalized birthday phone calls/voice mails for dirt cheap on her website, like $20. My friend and I almost had her sing Back In Black one night.

    Oh yeah, back to the topic, Cliff is leaving? Meh. They should have called it a day a couple band members ago.
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  18. Dirty deeds done dirt cheap?
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  19. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    If Malcolm had told them that they should have packed it in when his dementia got too much for him to continue, there's no doubt in my mind that they would have. Instead, he told them to get Stevie and continue on. Mal always called the shots in AC/DC, and his final shot was to tell Angus to carry on. And why not? They sounded great and still put on an awesome show.
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