AC/DC - Former Bassist Neil Smith Passes


Former AC/DC and Rose Tattoo bassist Neil Smith has died after a battle with cancer. Smith was in AC/DC briefly in 1974, prior to the release of their 1975 debut album High Voltage and in Rose Tattoo in 1978.

Smith's family revealed the sad news: "Neil Smith passed away in the early hours of the morning, Sunday the 7th of April 2013. He was sleeping peacefully and surrounded by family. Neil is now in peace and is no longer battling with cancer. There is not a person out there who has met him and not felt like their lives were better for the experience. He was a loving and devoted father, a loyal friend and all round generous person. He was larger than life, and his passing will be felt."

"Thanks to all his friends for their support and love, especially during the final stages of his life."

Source: ultimateclassicrock.com
Band profile: AC/DC
 
Posted: 09.04.2013 by Bad English


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09.04.2013 - 23:15
nasmith
Right after the old Iron Maiden drummer died. So many old metal/hard rock artists passing on. It's our job to keep their legacy going.

RIP Neil Smith
RIP Clive Burr
RIP Mitch Lucker (even though I never really cared for Suicide Silence)
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09.04.2013 - 23:39
Maco
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Sooo, no new ac/dc album?
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10.04.2013 - 04:47
JCJen7
Written by Maco on 09.04.2013 at 23:39

Sooo, no new ac/dc album?

Well, He was in the band briefly before their debut album...40 years ago.
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10.04.2013 - 09:20
Big-Al
RIP
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I drink moosepiss
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11.04.2013 - 21:17
blackdoomy
RIP..... that's really sad news
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12.04.2013 - 04:07
Lord_Regnier
Written by nasmith on 09.04.2013 at 23:15

Right after the old Iron Maiden drummer died. So many old metal/hard rock artists passing on.


It seems not a few days pass without a musician dying since a while.

As usual, my condolences.
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14.04.2013 - 17:40
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Semogj on 14.04.2013 at 17:24

FAKE

This information appears to be a hoax. Done some searches and there's no big fuss about it on news and music sites, especially AC/DC's site and facebook. The few sites that report the death do not reach a consensus about the death date.

http://en.mediamass.net/people/cliff-williams/deathhoax.html

I'm glad he is alive!


Cliff Williams IS alive, this is about former bass player NEIL SMITH passing away
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14.04.2013 - 18:07
Semogj
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 14.04.2013 at 17:40


Cliff Williams IS alive, this is about former bass player NEIL SMITH passing away


Oh nvm I should stop driking then. :s Don't drink and post!

RIP.
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14.04.2013 - 18:12
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Semogj on 14.04.2013 at 18:07

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 14.04.2013 at 17:40


Cliff Williams IS alive, this is about former bass player NEIL SMITH passing away


Oh nvm I should stop driking then. :s Don't drink and post!



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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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14.04.2013 - 18:14
Bad English
Masterchief
Written by Semogj on 14.04.2013 at 18:07

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 14.04.2013 at 17:40


Cliff Williams IS alive, this is about former bass player NEIL SMITH passing away


Oh nvm I should stop driking then. :s Don't drink and post!

RIP.


you can do it but look at me, I made only typos and spelling erors when I am drinking
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14.04.2013 - 18:18
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Bad English on 14.04.2013 at 18:14


you can do it but look at me, I made only typos and spelling erors when I am drinking


so you are drinking right at this moment?
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14.04.2013 - 19:44
Bad English
Masterchief
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 14.04.2013 at 18:18

Written by Bad English on 14.04.2013 at 18:14


you can do it but look at me, I made only typos and spelling erors when I am drinking


so you are drinking right at this moment?


No but I did not make any or did I?
I mean like made maed and such errors
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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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