AC/DC: Maximum Rock & Roll (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Music - 496 pages
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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.

  

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User Review  - rjvtech1 - Borders

If you are into rock music and you are a fan of AC/DC then this is a very good read, very detailed in the history and the men that make up the band. Starts a little slow but over all a book that is hard to put down. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
With A Glasgow Kiss
5
chapter 2
19
chapter 3
31
In The Beginning
45
Couldnt Make A Living As A Maniac
65
It Was Like A Hurricane
83
So You Think Thats Loud?
95
Too Close To The Sun
285
Not The Most Ambitious Lad
305
Back In Black
323
For Those About To Rock
353
Flick Of The Switch
365
Fly On The Wall
377
Blow Up Your Video
387
The Razors Edge
395

High Voltage
107
TNT
123
chapter 10
141
Anarchy In The UK
149
Trouble At Home
171
Let There Be Rock
185
chapter 14
207
Powerage
229
Highway To Hell
255
Ballbreaker
413
Stiff Upper Lip
431
No Particular Place To Go
449
Discography
457
Acknowledgments
467
Photo Credits
472
Index
474
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Murray Engleheart is one of Australia's most respected music writers with a career that spans more than a quarter of a century. He is a noted authority on AC/DC and has interviewed the members of the band on numerous occasions.

Rock journalist Arnaud Durieux has followed AC/DC's career for more than twenty-five years and has amassed the largest archive of AC/DC material in the world. He has interviewed the band many times and has contributed to many of their projects, recently co-producing their multi-platinum DVD "Plug Me In."

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