One-Time AC/DC And Rose Tattoo Member Neil Smith Loses Battle With Cancer - Noise11.com
Neil Smith, AC/DC, Rose Tattoo, Noise11, Photo

Neil Smith

One-Time AC/DC And Rose Tattoo Member Neil Smith Loses Battle With Cancer

by Paul Cashmere on April 7, 2013

in News,Noise Pro

Aussie bass player Neil Smith, a one-time member of AC/DC and Rose Tattoo, has lost his battle with cancer.

Neil Smith, AC/DC, Rose Tattoo, Noise11, Photo

Neil Smith

A statement at Neil’s Facebook page has confirmed that he passed away early this morning, Sunday, April 7.

The message reads, “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”.

Neil was a member of the AC/DC rhythm section in 1974. Rob Bailey then Mark Evans replaced him before Cliff Williams took over the role permanently. Williams has remained as the AC/DC bass player ever since.

Footage from Neil’s last gig with Rose Tattoo at Parramatta Gaol in 1979 can be seen on YouTube.

R.I.P. Neil Smith 1953-2013.

Stay updated with your free Noise11 daily music newsletter. Subscribe to Noise11 Music News here

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Mark Opitz
Mark Opitz Awarded HC Coombs Creative Arts Fellowship By ANU

The Australian National University in Canberra has awarded music producer Mark Opitz the HC Coombs Creative Arts Fellowship for 2018.

5 hours ago
Kenney Jones Let The Good Times Roll
Kenney Jones Has Written His Autobiography

Kenney Jones will release his new autobiography, Let the Good Times Roll: My Life In the Small Faces, the Faces and The Who, on May 31 via Blink Publishing.

9 hours ago
Nick Mason
Nick Mason Forms Supergroup With Gary Kemp To Perform Music of Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason is not letting the early music of his band get overshadowed by their later blockbusters.

15 hours ago
James Taylor performs with his All Star Band in Melbourne at Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday 8 February 2017. photo Ros OGorman
James Taylor and Charlie Puth Record A Song Together

James Taylor has recorded a song with singer songwriter Charlie Puth. ‘Change’ is a taste of Charlie’s upcoming second album ‘Voicenotes’ due in May.

4 days ago
The Cars
The Cars Reform For Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame

The Cars were back together again on the weekend for one final time - to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

4 days ago
Joe Lynn Turner
Former Deep Purple and Rainbow Singer Joe Lynn Turner Suffers Heart Attack

Joe Lynn Turner, who sang with both Deep Purple and Rainbow, has suffered a heart attack and is hospitalized in Minsk, Belarus.

4 days ago
Lost In Space
In The New Lost In Space They Listen To Van Halen In The Future

With thanks to the new Lost In Space we know the future will be fine … at least musically. In the year 2046 on another planet on the other side of the universal in another galaxy, they still listen to Van Halen when they hoon.

4 days ago