The Screaming Jets member Paul Woseen says The Angels should put differences aside for Doc Neeson.

The Screaming Jets member Paul Woseen says The Angels should put differences aside for Doc Neeson.

Paul Woseen, bass guitarist and songwriter with The Screaming Jets, has criticised Angels band members for not speaking with ailing frontman Doc Neeson.

ABC's Australian Story this week detailed Neeson's life threatening brain tumour which the singer says has put an 18-month "use by" date on his life.

The Angels still haven't made contact with ailing Doc Neeson, who they fell out with in .

The Angels still haven't made contact with ailing Doc Neeson, who they fell out with several years ago. Photo: Marina Neil

The program also revealed that some original members of The Angels don't talk to each other and Neeson's illness hasn't helped to build bridges.

The Angels splintered after a falling out between Neeson and the rest of the band several years ago. In 2011, The Screaming Jets' Dave Gleeson took over the vocal duties from Neeson following a legal dispute with guitarist John Brewster and his brother Rick.

"I guess I can see how it can happen but I think it's weak as piss ... not talking to your mate just putting things beside you. It doesn't matter, everything else is trivial," Woseen said.

"When your mate's down you go and stand beside him."

The Screaming Jets and The Angels have been on the Australian music scene together - the Jets burst on to the scene in 1989 and had hits throughout the '90s and into the 2000s. The Angels have been around since the 1970s.

"I know all the guys, I don't ring them up to go out for a drink or anything, I'm not that friendly, but I know all the guys. They're all good people," Woseen said.

The songwriter used an analogy to explain why he thought members of The Angels were being unreasonable by not talking to Neeson: "You fight with your girlfriend or whatever but you don't kick her out of the house over an argument.

"Or you don't want her to kick you out of the house for forgetting to do something stupid because, you know, guys are stupid and we forget to do a lot of shit. But we shouldn't be kicked out of the house for doing something stupid."

AAP