Former AC/DC bass guitarist Paul Issues has died.
Issues was once in brief within the band in 1975 whilst recording the album, “Prime Voltage.” He was once changed via Mark Evans simply weeks later it appears on the request of Bon Scott, the band’s lead vocalist.
Issues’ buddy Rod Westcome printed his loss of life on Fb. He wrote, “Stunned and unhappy to listen to of the passing of Paul Issues. I first met Paul in 1973 when he was once enjoying bass in ‘Armageddon’ at a gig in Hamilton, Newcastle N.S.W. When I used to be dwelling in Toronto he would drop into the home within the past due hours to celebration and he cherished to celebration.”
“In past due ’75 after he departed AC/DC we performed in combination in a one off band referred to as ‘Omit Australia Band’ at a gig on a ferry on Lake Macquarie,” he persisted.
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“I moved to Sunshine at the lake additional south and Paul would drop in to cool each time he was once within the space. I recall he may just at all times make me snicker when he was once within the temper. After leaving New South Wales I misplaced touch with him as did many folks through the years. From all stories he lived a reclusive lifestyles in his later years and his early rock n’ roll lifestyles taste ended in sick well being. He’s going to be neglected via all who knew him,” Westcome concluded.
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Issues’ reason for loss of life is unknown.
He reportedly led a reclusive lifestyles in Australia and most effective spoke about his time in AC/DC to writer Jesse Fink.
In Fink’s 2017 ebook “Bon: The Final Freeway,” Issues admitted, “I used to be most effective with them a little 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 mentioned.
Reps for the band did not straight away go back Fox Information’ request for remark.