AC/DC Bassist Explains Why He Got Involved In Hurricane Benefit Concert

AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams told Mark S. Krzos of The News-Press that he was less than an hour from his Fort Myers, FL home when he caught his first glimpse of Hurricane Charley's destructive path.

Driving along Interstate 75, Williams and his family were making their way home from North Carolina when they noticed how the lush landscape of Port Charlotte turned into an ugly mix of browns and twisted metals.

Once majestic trees resembled giant broken toothpicks. Rigid street signs looked like crumpled aluminum foil.

Williams, 54, could only imagine the devastation that lay ahead.

"When I saw that, I said, 'Oh (expletive),' he said. "I didn't hear from anyone, and I didn't know what to expect."

The damage wasn't nearly as bad as Williams had anticipated. "I lost some roof tiles. The pool cage and the yard look like bloody hell," said Williams, who'll perform a hurricane benefit concert at 7 tonight at Estero's Germain Arena. "It's the price you pay for living here." Read more.

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