Former AC/DC bass guitarist Paul Issues has died.
Issues used to be in short within the band in 1975 whilst recording the album, “Prime Voltage.” He used to be changed by means of Mark Evans simply weeks later it appears on the request of Bon Scott, the band’s lead vocalist.
Issues’ good friend Rod Westcome published his loss of life on Fb. He wrote, “Surprised and unhappy to listen to of the passing of Paul Issues. I first met Paul in 1973 when he used to be enjoying bass in ‘Armageddon’ at a gig in Hamilton, Newcastle N.S.W. When I used to be residing in Toronto he would drop into the home within the past due hours to birthday celebration and he cherished to birthday celebration.”
“In past due ’75 after he departed AC/DC we performed in combination in a one off band known as ‘Leave out Australia Band’ at a gig on a ferry on Lake Macquarie,” he endured.
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“I moved to Sunshine at the lake additional south and Paul would drop in to cool every time he used to be within the space. I recall he may at all times make me snicker when he used to be within the temper. After leaving New South Wales I misplaced touch with him as did many other folks over time. From all reviews he lived a reclusive existence in his later years and his early rock n’ roll existence taste ended in in poor health well being. He’s going to be overlooked by means of all who knew him,” Westcome concluded.
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Issues’ explanation for loss of life is unknown.
He reportedly led a reclusive existence in Australia and simplest spoke about his time in AC/DC to creator Jesse Fink.
In Fink’s 2017 guide “Bon: The Final Freeway,” Issues admitted, “I used to be simplest with them a short while. I did the Prime Voltage excursion round Australia.”
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He additionally recalled how Scott fired him.
“He were given out the again of a truck… and he instructed me I wasn’t going again to Melbourne with them. We have been up in Sydney doing a live performance for schoolkids. So I didn’t play that day. I simply grew to become round and didn’t say a phrase to him. I grew to become round and walked out,” he stated.
Reps for the band did not instantly go back Fox Information’ request for remark.