AC/DC Singer Explains Why He Left The Band

David Layde
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Former AC/DC singer Dave Evans has given his reasons for exiting the iconic rock band. That was during a recent interview with former Anthrax singer Neil Turbin.

Evans sang briefly for AC/DC in 1973–1974, appearing on their debut single before leaving and being replaced with Bon Scott.

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Evans was speaking with Turbin for The Metal Voice when he was quizzed about leaving the group, he replied:

“The reason why I left the band was because we had a hit record and we were doing so many shows, sometimes we were doing three shows a day and I was not getting paid.”

Evans continues saying that the growing coverage the band was getting only added to his frustrations:

“We were on TV on the radio but we were not getting any money. Plus were pretty unhappy with our third manager. I had to pay rent back at my apartment in Sidney, I was paying off a car, working my ass off and not getting any money.”

The singer revealed that the departure was far from conciliatory:

“We had a meeting one night with the manager and he smart-mouthed me, so I punched him. I had enough so I was going to leave the band after the tour unless I got a certain amount of money, which I didn’t, so I left. Strictly economics.”

Source: Antimusic: via SleezeRoxx

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