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Bon: The Last Highway

Bon: The Last Highway

The Untold Story of Bon Scott and AC/DCÕs Back In Black

  • Author: Jesse Fink
  • Publisher: ECW Press
  • ISBN: 177305113X
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 440
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The death of Bon Scott is the Da Vinci Code of rock In death, AC/DCÕs trailblazing frontman has become a rock icon, and the legend of the man known around the world simply as ÒBonÓ grows with each passing year. But how much of it is myth? At the heart of Bon: The Last Highway is a special Ñ and unlikely Ñ friendship between an Australian rock star and an alcoholic Texan troublemaker. Jesse Fink, author of the critically acclaimed international bestseller The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC, reveals its importance for the first time. Leaving no stone unturned in a three-year journey that begins in Austin and ends in London, Fink takes the reader back to a legendary era for music that saw the relentless AC/DC machine achieve its commercial breakthrough but also threaten to come apart. With unprecedented access to BonÕs lovers, newly unearthed documents, and a trove of never-before-seen photos, Fink divulges startling new information about BonÕs last hours to solve the mystery of how he died. Music fans around the world have been waiting for the original, forensic, unflinching, and masterful biography Bon Scott so richly deserves Ñ and now, finally, itÕs here.

Bon: the Last Highway

Bon: the Last Highway

The Untold Story of Bon Scott and AC/DC's Back in Black

  • Author: Jesse Fink
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781770414099
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 504
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The ultimate tribute to Bon Scott's life and music: part biography, part travelogue, and part critical appreciation of a man who has become a god to millions of fans around the world.

The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC

The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC

  • Author: Jesse Fink
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1466865202
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 320
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The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC is unlike any AC/DC book you've read before. Less a biography, more a critical appreciation, it tells the story of the trio through 11 classic rock songs and reveals some of the personal and creative secrets that went into their making. Important figures from AC/DC's long way to the top open up for the very first time, while unsung heroes behind the band's success are given the credit they are due. Accepted accounts of events are challenged while sensational new details emerge to cast a whole new light on the band's history—especially their early years with Atlantic Records in the United States. Former AC/DC members and musicians from bands such as Guns N' Roses, Dropkick Murphys, Airbourne and Rose Tattoo also give their take on the Youngs' brand of magic.Their music has never pulled its punches. Neither does The Youngs. After 40 years, AC/DC might just have gotten the serious book it deserves.

High Voltage

High Voltage

The Life of Angus Young, AC/DC's Last Man Standing

  • Author: Jeff Apter
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
  • ISBN: 0897330471
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 320
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Angus Young, the founder and the last original member of AC/DC still in the band, has for more than 40 years been the face, sound and sometimes the exposed backside of the trailblazing rock band. In his trademark schoolboy outfit, guitar in hand, Angus has given his signature sound to songs such as "A Long Way to the Top," "Highway to Hell" and "Back in Black," helping AC/DC become the biggest rock band on the planet. High Voltage tells of his remarkable rise from working-class Glasgow and Sydney to the biggest stages in the world. The youngest of eight kids, Angus always seemed destined for a life in music, and it was his passion and determination that saw AC/DC become hard rock's greatest act. Over the years, Angus has endured the devastating death of iconic vocalist Bon Scott, the forced retirement of his brother in arms Malcolm Young and more recently the loss from the band of singer Brian Johnson and drummer Phil Rudd. Yet somehow the little guitar maestro has kept AC/DC not just on the rails, but at the top of the rock pile.

AC/DC: Maximum Rock & Roll

AC/DC: Maximum Rock & Roll

The Ultimate Story of the World’s Greatest Rock-and-Roll Band

  • Author: Murray Engleheart,Arnaud Durieux
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061844535
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 496
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Over three decades and more than 150 million albums, AC/DC has established itself as much more than just a great rock band. For millions of fans spanning several generations across the world, they are an ear-bleedingly loud, sweat-soaked religion, courtesy of such classic albums as Highway to Hell and Back in Black. Now, in a book of astonishing breadth and scope, comes, for the very first time, the complete story of AC/DC. Everything you ever wanted to know and plenty more you never dreamt of is all here, the ultimate balls-out adventure, laced with sex, drunken escapades and brawls. It's a journey that started in the suburban Sydney, Australia, bedrooms of brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, boys who could wreak havoc with their guitars. Over their power chords were the lyrics and voice of Bon Scott, who would lead them higher and higher—until his tragic death in 1980. The bittersweet irony after his death was that not only did the Youngs manage to hold together without him, but the band's fortunes and status skyrocketed with his replacement, Brian Johnson, and the album Back in Black. Five long years in the making, AC/DC: Maximum Rock & Roll is sourced from more than 1,300 interviews the band has given over the past thirty years combined with in excess of 75 of the authors' own interviews with those who worked with AC/DC both in the studio and on the road—many of whom have never spoken about the band publicly. It's topped off with stunning, never-before-seen photos to create the ultimate portrait of the ultimate rock band.

Dirty Deeds

Dirty Deeds

My Life Inside and Outside of AC/DC

  • Author: Mark Evans
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin
  • ISBN: 1743310846
  • Category: Bass guitarists
  • Page: 310
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An honest, revealing and sometimes laugh-out-loud memoir of one of Oz music's noisiest quiet achievers - Mark Evans, the original bass player from AC/DC. A must for any AC/DC fan.

Live Wire

Live Wire

A memoir of Bon Scott by three people who knew him best

  • Author: Mary Renshaw,John Darcy,Gabby D'Arcy
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin
  • ISBN: 1925268225
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 288
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The world knows Bon Scott as the wild rocker, the frontman for AC/DC who tragically died of alcohol poisoning on the eve of the band's rise to superstardom. We know the legend, now meet the man. Live Wire gives us the Bon Scott we never knew. In this deeply personal and revealing portrait, we learn what it was like to be his friend, live and tour with him and be part of the close-knit world out of which one of the biggest bands of all time emerged. With Bon, there was always sex, drugs and rock'n'roll, but this deeply personal insight also shows the humour, intelligence and warmth of the man. From his early days with The Valentines, living in rundown apartments in Melbourne, to the legendary early years of AC/DC, this is the story of Bon, told by three of the people who knew him best. John D'Arcy was Bon's roadie and mate. Gabby D'Arcy is Darce's wife and was a close friend of Bon's. And Mary Renshaw was - as AC/DC's former bass player Mark Evans called her - Bon's soulmate and companion. As Bon said, it's a long way to the top. And Mary, Darce and Gabby were with him every step of the way. They lived with him, they loved him, and this is how they remember him.

AC/DC

AC/DC

Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be

  • Author: Mick Wall
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1250038758
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 448
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The premier rock biographer and author of When Giants Walked the Earth Mick Wall writes the compelling story of the enduring rock band that has sold 200 million albums Megan Fox wears the band’s T-shirts. Keith Richards says Malcolm Young is a better guitarist than he is. Like the Rolling Stones, AC/DC survived every musical trend and industry change to remain both at the top of their game and the charts. From their start in Australia in 1973—with two Scottish brothers, Angus and Malcolm Young, at the core—AC/DC launched an assault on punk in both England and the U.S., in a wild rebel return to real rock roots that’s still chart-topping and selling albums today: over 71 million in the U.S. alone. AC/DC ruthlessly shed band members, managers, producers, and anyone who stood in the way of world domination. Like the Rolling Stones, they’ve survived every musical trend and industry change to remain both at the top of their game and the top of the charts. In AC/DC: Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be, world-renowned rock writer Mick Wall unearths previously unheard stories from all the key players in the AC/DC story. At the center is a tight–knit clan who became and stayed musically successful because they took no hell from outsiders. Wall also uncovers the truth behind the mysterious death of lead singer Bon Scott in 1980, and writes with unflinching insight into the dizzying highs and abysmal, self-inflicted lows of that band’s career with Scott’s replacement Brian Johnson. The Young brothers and AC/DC have survived drugs, death, divorce and the damnation of critics to become one of the best-known and most listened-to rock bands in the world. This is their story: rock n’ roll.

High Stakes & Dangerous Men

High Stakes & Dangerous Men

The UFO Story

  • Author: Neil Daniels
  • Publisher: Soundcheck Books
  • ISBN: 0957144261
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 208
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Nearly 45 years in the business and still rockin’. The Story Of UFO – A Genuine Rock Phenomenon

AC/DC

AC/DC

Album by Album

  • Author: Martin Popoff
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
  • ISBN: 0760353743
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 256
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Formed in 1973, AC/DC became one of the most popular and bestselling bands in rock history with their no-frills approach to loud, heavy, and sweat-drenched blues-based rock music. This new book from prolific rock journalist Martin Popoff pays tribute to the band’s discography by moderating in-depth and entertaining conversations about all 16 of AC/DC’s studio albums, every page illustrated with thoughtfully curated performance and offstage photography and rare memorabilia. Popoff gathers 20 rock journalists and authors who offer insights, opinions, and anecdotes about every release. Together, the conversations comprise a unique history of the band, covering everything from early lineups; the role played by the Youngs’ older brother, George; the songwriting and legendary antics of original vocalist Bon Scott; the mega tours undertaken in support of the LPs; the debut of singer Brian Johnson on the band’s mega breakthrough, Back in Black; the band’s fallow 1980s and 1990s resurgence; and later difficulties, such as Malcolm’s onset of dementia and the legal problems of drummer Phil Rudd.

Access All Areas

Access All Areas

Stories from a Hard Rock Life

  • Author: Scott Ian
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • ISBN: 0306825244
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 256
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Entertaining, crazy, and hilarious stories from Scott Ian of Anthrax Scott Ian, famous for cofounding legendary thrash metal band Anthrax and only slightly less so for his iconic beard, has done and seen a lot in his decades of touring. Those of you who have read Scott's memoir I'm the Man may know the history of the band, but Access All Areas divulges all the zany, bizarre, funny, and captivating tales of what went on when the band wasn't busy crafting chart-topping albums. In his more than thirty years immersed in the hard rock scene, Scott has witnessed haunting acts of depravity backstage, punched a legendary musician, been a bouncer at an exclusive night club, guest-starred with Anthrax on Married with Children, invaded a fellow rock star's home, played poker professionally, gone on a non-date with a certain material girl, appeared on The Walking Dead, and much more. Access All Areas allows its readers to do just that. With humor, candor, hindsight, and writing chops that would make Stephen King jealous (nope, not even on Bizarro world), Scott Ian takes his fans along for the ride at all the parties, hot spots, and behind-the-scenes shenanigans they will never hear about from anyone else. And none of it would have happened without a bit of divine inspiration from KISS. (No, seriously. Read chapter two.) Best of all, Scott seemingly lacks the ability to be embarrassed, making Access All Areas howlingly funny, self-deprecating, and every bit as brash and brazen as one would expect from one of the original architects of speed metal.

Bon Scott: Have a Drink on Me

Bon Scott: Have a Drink on Me

  • Author: Irene Thornton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781911346708
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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AC/DC FAQ

AC/DC FAQ

All That's Left to Know About the World's True Rock 'n' Roll Band

  • Author: Susan Masino
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • ISBN: 1495026000
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 384
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(Book). AC/DC FAQ spans AC/DC's 40-year career, starting from the band's inception in 1973. This book covers everything from their early days in Australia to their first tour of England and the United States. It also includes personal experiences, stories, conversations, and interviews by author Susan Masino, who has known the band since 1977. Featuring 37 chapters, AC/DC FAQ chronicles the personal history of each of the band members, all their albums, tours, and various anecdotes. Rebounding from the tragic loss of their singer Bon Scott in 1980, AC/DC hired Brian Johnson and went on to record Back in Black , which is now one of the top five biggest-selling albums in music history. Taking a seven-year break after their album Stiff Upper Lip , the band came back in the fall of 2008 with a new album, Black Ice , and a tour that ran from 2008 through the summer of 2010. Once again breaking records, AC/DC saw the Black Ice Tour become the second-highest-grossing tour in history. True rockers from the very beginning, AC/DC will continue to be heralded as one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time.

Sex, Drugs, Ratt & Roll

Sex, Drugs, Ratt & Roll

My Life in Rock

  • Author: Stephen Pearcy,Sam Benjamin
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 145169458X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 320
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A tell-all memoir from the lead singer of the 1980s hair-metal band Ratt reveals all the aspects of rock star excess, including the groupies, the trashed hotel rooms, and the drugs.

Petty

Petty

The Biography

  • Author: Warren Zanes
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
  • ISBN: 0805099697
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 352
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The New York Times Bestseller *One of Rolling Stone's 10 Best Music Books of 2015* An exhilarating and intimate account of the life of music legend Tom Petty, by an accomplished writer and musician who toured with Petty No one other than Warren Zanes, rocker and writer and friend, could author a book about Tom Petty that is as honest and evocative of Petty's music and the remarkable rock and roll history he and his band helped to write. Born in Gainesville, Florida, with more than a little hillbilly in his blood, Tom Petty was a Southern shit kicker, a kid without a whole lot of promise. Rock and roll made it otherwise. From meeting Elvis, to seeing the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, to producing Del Shannon, backing Bob Dylan, putting together a band with George Harrison, Dylan, Roy Orbison, and Jeff Lynne, making records with Johnny Cash, and sending well more than a dozen of his own celebrated recordings high onto the charts, Tom Petty's story has all the drama of a rock and roll epic. Now in his mid-sixties, still making records and still touring, Petty, known for his reclusive style, has shared with Warren Zanes his insights and arguments, his regrets and lasting ambitions, and the details of his life on and off the stage. This is a book for those who know and love the songs, from "American Girl" and "Refugee" to "Free Fallin'" and "Mary Jane's Last Dance," and for those who want to see the classic rock and roll era embodied in one man's remarkable story. Dark and mysterious, Petty manages to come back, again and again, showing us what the music can do and where it can take us.

Laid Bare

Laid Bare

  • Author: Jesse Fink
  • Publisher: Xoum Publishing
  • ISBN: 1925589153
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 320
  • View: 4090
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Get Your Jumbo Jet Out of My Airport

Get Your Jumbo Jet Out of My Airport

Random Notes for AC/DC Obsessives

  • Author: Howard Johnson
  • Publisher: Helter Skelter Limited
  • ISBN: 9781902799018
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 153
  • View: 2803
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Beyond the boogie chords, school uniforms and innuendo of AC/DC: hard rock's most enduring band!

Rockers and Rollers

Rockers and Rollers

A Full-Throttle Memoir

  • Author: Brian Johnson
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062078828
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 224
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From PinkCadillac to Low Rider to Little Red Corvette, rock music hasalways had a racy love affair with cars. And AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson isnot only a rock legend, second-to-none at infusing razor-sharp lyrics with thescreaming metal energy of a true rock and roller, but also a dyed-in-the-woolcar fanatic. Books like AC/DC: Maximum Rock and Roll and Why AC/DC Matters revealed the secretsof the the world’s greatest rock band—now, in Rockers and Rollers, fans will get arare, riveting window into Brian Johnson’s other driving passion, his love forautomobiles. From teenage memories in the backs of beat-up coups to a sidecareer as a racecar driver, Johnson shares his tantalizing life story—a memoirtold through his lifelong love affair with cars.

A Fast Ride Out of Here

A Fast Ride Out of Here

Confessions of Rock's Most Dangerous Man

  • Author: Pete Way,Paul Rees
  • Publisher: Constable
  • ISBN: 1472124332
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 272
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'They call me a madman but compared to Pete Way, I'm out of my league.' - Ozzy Osbourne There are rock memoirs and then there is this one. A Fast Ride Out of Here tells a story that is so shocking, so outrageous, so packed with excess and leading to such uproar and tragic consequences as to be almost beyond compare. Put simply, in terms of jaw-dropping incident, self-destruction and all-round craziness, Pete Way's rock'n'roll life makes even Keith Richards's appear routine and Ozzy Osbourne seem positively mild-mannered in comparison. Not for nothing did Nikki Sixx, bassist with LA shock-rockers Motley Crue and who 'died' for eight minutes following a heroin overdose in 1988, consider that he was a disciple of and apprenticed to Way. During a forty-year career as founding member and bassist of the venerated British hard rock band UFO, and which has also included a stint in his hell-raising buddy Ozzy's band, Pete Way has both scaled giddy heights and plunged to unfathomable lows. A heroin addict for more than ten years, he blew millions on drugs and booze and left behind him a trail of chaos and carnage. The human cost of this runs to six marriages, four divorces, a pair of estranged daughters and two dead ex-wives. Latterly, Way has fought cancer, but has survived it all and is now ready to tell his extraordinary tale. By turns hilarious, heart-rending, mordant, scabrous, self-lacerating, brutally honest and entirely compulsive, A Fast Ride Out of Here will be a monument to rock'n'roll debauchery on an epic, unparalleled scale and also to one man's sheer indestructability.

AC/DC Story

AC/DC Story

Experience the Original Monsters of Rock

  • Author: Jerry Ewing
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781780976167
  • Category: Rock musicians
  • Page: 96
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'AC/DC Story' tells the story of one of the world's biggest bands. All of its members are analysed and tracked, such as the Young brothers and the late, great Bon Scott. This AC/DC experience pores over every album tha band ever released, from 1974's groundbreaking 'High Voltage', through 2008's monster 'Black Ice.' All of AC/DC's major tours are woven into the tale.