AC/DC fans have had a rough go of things as of late, as the band has lost a handful of their core members over the last few years.First it was founding member, rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, who was unfortunately diagnosed with dementia back in 2014. Then it was drummer Phil Rudd, who was arrested in New Zealand over murder threats. Most recently it was lead singer Brian Johnson, who’s hearing issues had progressed to the point where touring was impossible for him. Now, it seems that bassist Cliff Williams is the next to leave the group. Unlike the afore mentioned trio of musicians, Williams came to the decision on his own free will, saying, “It’s been what I’ve known for the past 40 years, but after this tour I’m backing off of touring and recording… Losing Malcolm [Young], the thing with Phil [Rudd] and now with Brian [Johnson], it’s a changed animal. I feel in my gut it’s the right thing.”The quote comes in an interview with Gulfshore Life, where Williams says, “When you start out, you kind of hope for success… That’s what you are working for. But you never really know. It’s been surreal, really.” The bassist has been with AC/DC since 1978, recording a total of 11 consecutive albums with them. With his departure, only Angus Young remains at the band’s core.With this news, it seems that AC/DC’s Rock or Bust tour may be their last ever. We salute you.
By Dialogo March 30, 2010 Big Cruyff: With you we cannot compare,,, neither pele, di stefano, beckenbauer ,etc.. The recently designated honorary president of the Barcelona soccer team, Dutchman Johan Cruyff, said Monday in his weekly column in the daily El Periódico that the position is “an honor” and affirmed that the comparison between Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona is “absurd.” The former player and former coach of the Catalan team said that “it’s a source of pride and a great satisfaction to be an honorary president of the Barça,” and after emphasizing that “it’s an honorary position,” warned “that no one should expect to see me intervening in signing this or that player.” Upon referring to other honorary presidents, Cruyff said that “to be together with (Alfredo) Di Stéfano, (Bobby) Charlton, and (Frank) Beckenbauer is to be in the company of very few people, but of very high quality.” Cruyff also referred to the “absurd” comparison between the Argentines Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona. “If the comparison Messi-Cristiano Ronaldo already seems wrong to me — while they’re both very good, they’re two entirely different soccer players — the Messi-Maradona comparison is absurd,” the Dutchman emphasized. “Beyond the fact that comparisons are always odious, how are we going to say for sure that one is better or worse? They’re not even from the same epoch or the same soccer,” he affirmed. “One has already concluded his career. The other, by his age, has a long time still to play. Maradona amazed many people, and it was a pleasure to watch him play. Now, with Messi, everyone, without exception, feels proud to have him in soccer,” he added. “Maradona was a phenomenon and did incredible things. Messi is the same now. Enjoy him and leave him in peace, because comparisons only cause division,” Cruyff said. In addition, he advised, “people should enjoy him, and even more importantly, kids should imitate him or try to copy him. They’ll pick up one or another good move,” he concluded.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Nick Politis, Mark Bouris and Theo Onisforou have topped the list that features wealthy Australian businessmen who have made Sydney their “private hen house”. Politis’ wealth is unchartered. BRW have listed it at being about $200 million but others have claimed it’s closer to $500 million. The 70-year-old chairman of the Sydney Roosters is part-owner of 100 car dealerships and has a broad investment portfolio. As Alan Jones’ neighbour, the father of two owns an apartment in the Toaster at Circular Quay, and a property on the northern beaches. Bouris, the son of a Greek migrant factory cleaner grew up in the suburb of Punchbowl and studied accountancy and later law. The host of television show The Apprentice, got his first real break in 1996 when he moved into the loans business and founded Wizard Home Loans in 1998. He sold that and started again with Yellow Brick Road. The 55-year-old is said to be valued at $130 million. Onisforou’s wealth is placed between $100-120 million but is largely unknown. He made a name for himself working as a lawyer – more specifically as chief investment manager for Kerry Packer’s Consolidated Press Holdings in the ’80s and ’90s. He owns a Harbour-front home at Elizabeth Bay. He set out to build a career as a grazier after acquiring a 242ha Angus stud at Bowral some 15 years ago.