AC/DC Legend Wasn’t Surprised To Hear About Member’s Death


Original AC/DC singer Dave Evans says that he was not surprised to hear about Bon Scott’s death after a night of heavy drinking. The coroner’s report listed “acute alcohol poisoning” as Bon cause of death, the official finding “death by misadventure.”

Dave recorded AC/DC’s first two singles, “Can I Sit Next To You Girl” and “Baby, Please Don’t Go”. But in October 1974, less than a year after AC/DC’s first gig, Evans was out of the band. He was replaced by Scott, who sang on AC/DC’s first six studio albums and became a legend himself after his death in 1980.

Evans discussed death of Bon Scott in a new interview with Brazil’s Guarda Volume podcast. Speaking about the matter Dave she spoke regarding the iconic singer who replaced him. Dave said (as transcribed by Blabbermouth) : “Poor Bon Scott. Bon Scott joined the band and he went through a lot of crap too. And he ended up dead. He was working, working, working, working, working, working. And he was depressed, sad. He looked happy, ’cause he was drunk all the time. Bon Scott drank all the time. Alcoholic. You see photographs of Bon Scott, he’s always got a bottle or a drink all the time. Sad. Sad. But it killed him in the end. But he was going through a lot of hell, too, with the band.

“I spoke to Bon Scott after he joined [AC/DC],” Evans revealed. “We had a private conversation about things, which will remain private. And so when I found out what happened to Bon Scott, when I read about it, and I spoke to his wife about it too — I saw his wife who told me what happened and stuff — I wasn’t surprised. I was not surprised.”