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Former AC/DC bass guitarist Paul Issues has died.

Issues used to be in brief within the band in 1975 whilst recording the album, “Top Voltage.” He used to be changed via Mark Evans simply weeks later it sounds as if on the request of Bon Scott, the band’s lead vocalist. 

Issues’ pal 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 taking part in 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 overdue hours to birthday party and he cherished to birthday party.”

“In overdue ’75 after he departed AC/DC we performed in combination in a one off band referred to as ‘Leave out 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 every time he used to be within the house. I recall he may at all times make me chortle when he used to be within the temper. After leaving New South Wales I misplaced touch with him as did many people over time. From all experiences he lived a reclusive existence in his later years and his early rock n’ roll existence taste resulted in in poor health well being. He’s going to be neglected via all who knew him,” Westcome concluded.

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Issues’ reason behind loss of life is unknown.

He reportedly led a reclusive existence in Australia and best 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 best with them a short while. I did the Top 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 informed 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 in an instant go back Fox Information’ request for remark. 

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