Better late than never! AC/DC frontman, Brian Johnson’s autobiography, The Lives of Brian has finally been given an October release date, one year later than originally planned. Pre-order, here.
Johnson first announced the book back in April last year, with a statement: “I’ve had some long nights and some great nights, bad days and a lot of good ones. I’ve gone from choirboy to rock’n’roll singer, and now I’ve gone and written a bloody book about it.”
From his early career fronting UK band Geordie, to ushering in one of the most remarkable second acts in the history of rock when, following the tragic death of original frontman Bon Scott, the English-born singer joined AC/DC and on their debuted on their 1980 magnum opus, Back In Black which became one of the bestselling albums of all time – the legendary rocker’s wild life and career is guaranteed to be a riveting read.
AC/DC | ‘Back In Black’ [Live at Donington, 1991]
The book will also touch on more recent events, like Johnson’s serious hearing issues that saw his take a forced hiatus from AC/DC in 2016, with Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose filling in for the singer while he sought treatment. After two long years, Johnson was back at the helm of the iconic band he’d enjoyed decades’ of stratospheric success with and cementing his return with the release of their 17th album, Power Up in November 2020.
Johnson detailed the “two and a half years” it took a medical specialist to recover his hearing to Rolling Stone in 2020. “He came down once a month,” the singer said. “We'd sit there and it was boring as shit with all these wires and computer screens and noises. But it was well worth it. The only thing I can tell you is that it uses the bone structure in the skull as a receiver. That's as much as I can tell you."
Dey Street Books executive editor Mauro DiPreta says, “Brian’s memoir captures an unforgettable moment in rock history. Anyone who wants to understand Brian’s roots, as well as the moment of ignition when he joined AC/DC and helped create a monster album, will be in for an unforgettable ride.”
Pre-order The Lives of Brian via Amazon, here.
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