AC DC in the Studio The Stories Behind Every Album

AC DC in the Studio   The Stories Behind Every Album
Author: Jake Brown
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781782196778
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Release: 2013-07-16
Editor: Kings Road Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

AC/DC have reigned over rock 'n' roll for almost four decades. Their signature power chord rock was the sonic standard bearer of the genre they pioneered, summarised in Rolling Stone's declaration that they 'are one of the top hard rock bands in history'. The group has transcended their Australian roots to become a global phenomenon. Their albums consistently go platinum and they have earned their reputation as one of the best bands on the planet.The band's live arsenal includes 'It's a Long Way to the Top (If you want to Rock 'n 'Roll); 'Highway to Hell and 'You Shook Me All Night Long' and their influence is felt today as strongly as ever. 2008's Black Ice sold an astonishing more than 1.5 million copies in its first week, and would go on to sell seven million copies worldwide, spending several weeks on the top of the Billboard Top 200. In November 2012, Live at River Plate was released - the band's first live album for 20 years.Featuring exclusive interviews with producers and engineers, AC/DC in the Studio is the definitive account of the making of the greatest hard rock anthems of all time. Every album is featured in incredible detail, from 1975's TNT all the way to 2008 and Black Ice.

AC DC

AC DC
Author: Martin Popoff
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780760361740
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Release: 2017-11-14
Editor: Voyageur Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

AC/DC Album by Album is an in-depth discussion of each of the band’s 16 studio albums by prolific rock journalist Martin Popoff and illustrated with phenomenal photography. 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 17 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.

AC DC

AC DC
Author: Martin Popoff
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780760353745
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Release: 2017-11-15
Editor: Voyageur Press (MN)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Iron Maiden in the Studio

Iron Maiden in the Studio
Author: Jake Brown
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9781843587651
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Release: 2011-07-04
Editor: Kings Road Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Iron Maiden are without one of heavy metal's most successful indie bands. From their first album in 1980 they have led the way in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal with Billboard pointing out they have 'always been an underground attraction'. Though other pioneering peers like Metallica have been around on the scene just as long provided their own innovations metal and advanced the genre to a mainstream level, it was Iron Maiden who have been the fans' favourites. Their crossover to chart success showed many bands how it could be done. They were key in getting heavy metal to be accepted as a credible genre. With an impressive catalogue of 15 studio albums spread over 20 years including Iron Maiden (1980), The Number of the Beast (1982), Seventh Son of a Seventh Son and The Final Frontier (2010), their influence speaks for itself. For the first time ever, the writing and recording of such iconic hits as 'The Number of the Beast', 'Flight of Icarus', 'Two Minutes to Midnight', 'Wasted Years', 'Can I Play with Madness' and 'Hallowed Be Thy Name' are explored in-depth. This book takes you into the studio with a band who show no sign of slowing down and whose influence can still be heard in a thousand metal bands today.

Bon The Last Highway

Bon  The Last Highway
Author: Jesse Fink
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9781773051130
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Release: 2017-11-07
Editor: ECW Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Youngs The Brothers Who Built AC DC

The Youngs  The Brothers Who Built AC DC
Author: Jesse Fink
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781466865204
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Release: 2014-08-05
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Author: Jeff Apter
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781925435764
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Release: 2018-12-03
Editor: Black Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Angus Young, the co-founder and the last surviving original member of AC/DC, 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 is the first biography to focus exclusively on Angus. It 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. ‘High Voltage is a great read, easy to whip through and take in, but it doesn’t leave you feeling short-changed, it simply opens your thoughts up to: what if there were more?’ —Shane Murphy, Daily Review ‘Apter’s lively and highly readable biography . . . is an inspiring story. Angus was the son of Scottish migrants, brother of one of the Easybeats, who gave up a printing apprenticeship to pursue his dream of being a rock star.’ —Daily Telegraph ‘A GRIPPING new book about AC/DC schoolboy guitarist Angus Young charts the carnage around the supergroup from wild groupies, violent fist-fights, tragic fans’ deaths – and even being linked to a serial killer.’ —Scottish Sun

Pink Floyd All the Songs

Pink Floyd All the Songs
Author: Jean-Michel Guesdon,Philippe Margotin
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9780316439237
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Release: 2017-10-24
Editor: Black Dog & Leventhal
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The newest addition to the best-selling All the Songs series details the unique recording history of Pink Floyd, one of the world's most commercially successful and influential rock bands. Since 1965, Pink Floyd been recording sonically experimental and philosophical music, selling more than 250 million records worldwide, including two of the best-selling albums of all time Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall. While much is known about this iconic group, few books provide a comprehensive history of their time in the studio. In Pink Floyd All the Songs, authors Margotin and Guesdon describe the origin of their nearly 200 released songs, details from the recording studio, what instruments were used, and behind-the-scenes stories of the tensions that helped drive the band. Organized chronologically by album, this massive, 544-page hardcover begins with their 1967 debut album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, the only one recorded under founding member Syd Barrett's leadership; through the loss of Barrett and the addition of David Gilmour; to Richard Wright leaving the band in 1979 but returning; to Roger Waters leaving in 1985 and the albums recorded since his departure, including their 2014 farewell album, The Endless River, which was downloaded 12 million times on Spotify the week it was released. Packed with more than 500 photos, All the Songs is also filled with stories fans treasure, such as Waters working with engineer Alan Parsons to employ revolutionary recording techniques for The Dark Side of the Moon at Abbey Road Studios in 1972 or producer Bob's Ezrin's contribution in refining Water's original sprawling vision for The Wall.

AC DC

AC DC
Author: Murray Engleheart,Arnaud Durieux
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781460704738
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Release: 2015-07-01
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Who knew when the Young family emigrated from Glasgow to Sydney in the early sixties that the family's youngest lads would go on to lead one of the world's most loved and respected rock bands? Who knew that some of their biggest fans would end up being their own heroes, the Rolling Stones? that streets in Melbourne and Madrid would be officially named in their honour? that they would play to two million people at a single concert in Moscow? For the first time, Murray Engleheart along with Arnaud Durieux tells the full story of Australia's greatest and loudest rock n' rock export. Not only did they manage to emerge from the tragic death of legendary singer, Bon Scott in 1980. But in a bitter sweet irony, the band's fortunes and status skyrocketed around the world with Scott's replacement, Brian Johnson and the album, Back In Black. More than 25 years on, AC/DC show no sign of slowing down and are more an institution than simply a rock band. try and imagine a world without them.

No Nonsense AC DC Webzine Back Issues

No Nonsense AC DC Webzine   Back Issues
Author: Pekko Paivarinta
Pages: 172
ISBN: 9780557593675
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Release: 2011-02-01
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NO NONSENSE AC/DC WEBZINE - BACK ISSUES For over a decade No Nonsense AC/DC Webzine was one of the most famous websites related to the Australian hardrockers AccaDacca. The webzine had loads and loads of interesting stories, memories, photos and interviews - by the fans for the fans. The site is now taken offline, but the saga lives on - this book gathers the stories from the 15 issues of No Nonsense AC/DC Webzine.

Queen

Queen
Author: Martin Popoff
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780760362839
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Release: 2018-11-27
Editor: Voyageur Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A thoughtfully curated and gloriously illustrated retrospective of the band’s studio releases, Queen, comes just in time for the 45th anniversary of their debut LP and biopic. Formed in 1970, Queen went on to become one of the most popular—and most successful—rock bands of all time. Even following the untimely death of beloved and magnetic frontman Freddie Mercury, and nearly 50 years after their formation, interest in the band has continued, evidenced by scores of reissues, arena tours with surviving members, and a feature-film biopic. In this new installment in Voyageur Press’s Album by Album series, rock journo Martin Popoff convenes a cast of 19 Queen experts and superfans to discuss all 15 of the band’s studio albums (including their soundtrack for the 1980 film Flash Gordon). Panelists include Queen experts, rock journalists, musicians, and record industry figures. The results are freewheeling discussions delving into the individual songs, the circumstances that surrounded the recording of each album, the band and contemporary rock contexts into which they were released, and more. The engaging text of this beautifully designed book is illustrated throughout with rare live performance and candid offstage photography, as well as scads of rare Queen ephemera. The Album by Album series is a unique approach to the rock bio, injecting the varied voices of several contributors. The results have even the most diehard fans rushing back to their MP3 players (or turntables) to confirm the details and opinions expressed!

Dirty Deeds

Dirty Deeds
Author: Mark Evans
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9781743310847
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Release: 2012
Editor: Allen & Unwin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Behind the Boards

Behind the Boards
Author: Jake Brown
Pages: 378
ISBN: 9781480329768
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Release: 2012-11-01
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

(Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). The term "soundtrack of our lives" is one commonly tossed around by artists, fans, critics, and historians in discussing rock 'n' roll's timeless hits, spanning every subgenre, from pop to hard rock, heavy metal to new wave. In the pages of Behind the Boards: The Making of Rock 'n' Roll's Greatest Records Revealed , the first definitive rock record-producers' anthology of its kind, readers are taken inside the studio, into the creation of the generations of classic records that collectively make up that soundtrack of our lives. The book appeals to both fans and academic audiences interested in the art of sound recording/record producing, providing a rich demographic spread of potential niche and mainstream markets. This is the first definitive record-producers' anthology to cross every one of rock's subgenres, featuring intimate, first-hand accounts of how the making of many of rock 'n' roll's greatest hits were created, via exclusive interviews with the producers who recorded them. Some of the songs discussed are "Every Breath You Take" by the Police, "Comfortably Numb" by Pink Floyd, "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins, "Smells like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana, "Beautiful Day" by U2, "One" by Metallica, "You Shook Me All Night Long" by AC/DC, "Sabotage" by the Beastie Boys, "Jane Says" by Jane's Addiction, "Sledge Hammer" by Peter Gabriel, and "Sweet Emotion" by Aerosmith, among countless others by legends like Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, the Pixies, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Journey, Judas Priest, Motley Crue, Sting, Tom Waits, Smashing Pumpkins, Pink, John Mellencamp, the Black Crowes, New Order, Ministry, Fleetwood Mac, Foreigner, and many more.

AC DC

AC DC
Author: Phil Sutcliffe
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781610603416
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Release: 2010-10-14
Editor: Voyageur Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Formed in 1973 by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young, AC/DC has become one of the most popular rock ’n’ roll bands in history. This massive new title follows the band from its roots in Sydney, Australia, to its most recent releases and sold-out world tours. No stone is left unturned, from the AC/DC’s formation and early club gigs to its astounding worldwide success. A special cover incorporating Angus on a spinning disc gives way to more than 400 illustrations include handbills, posters, backstage passes, and vinyl from around the globe, as well as rare candid and performance photography. Sidebars from top rock scribes examine all studio releases and delve into the guitar gear of the Young brothers. The result is an awesome tribute to the band renowned for a live-wire stage show and a sonic attack that have attracted fans from all rock camps Contributors include: Phil Sutcliffe Joe Bonomo Danie Bukszpan Jen Jewel Brown Anthony Bozza Garth Cartwright Ian Christe David Dunlap Andrew Earles Dave Hunter James McNair Martin Popoff Sylvie Simmons Bill Voccia

Highway to Hell

Highway to Hell
Author: Clinton Walker
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781891241864
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Release: 2011-11-01
Editor: Verse Chorus Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The definitive account of AC/DC's rise to fame, when the ribald lyrics and charismatic stage presence of singer Bon Scott, along with the guitar work of Angus and Malcolm Young, defined a new, highly influential brand of rock and roll. Drawing on many interviews and featuring a gallery of rare photos, Clinton Walker traces the band's career through the life of their original front man, from small-time gigs to international success, up to Scott's shocking death in 1980. AC/DC's undiminished superstar status (they're the fourth-bestselling band of all time), and their indelible influence on a succession of genres from metal to grunge to rap, ensure that Bon Scott's presence continues to be felt strongly. HIGHWAY TO HELL offers the full story of this seminal rock figure. A consistent seller since it was first published here in 2001, HIGHWAY TO HELL has been updated for this edition. New details that have come to light in recent years about the last hours of Scott's life have been added, enabling the author to dispel persistent rumors and myths and once more set the record straight.

Vinyl Album Cover Art

Vinyl   Album   Cover   Art
Author: Aubrey Powell,Peter Gabriel
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0500519323
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Release: 2017-04-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The complete catalogue of design collective Hipgnosis, showcasing groundbreaking cover art created for iconic rock 'n' roll giants, including the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd

Chicken Soup for the Soul The Story behind the Song

Chicken Soup for the Soul  The Story behind the Song
Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen,Jo-Ann Geffen
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781611591439
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Release: 2014-01-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

You will get an inside look at the personal stories behind your favorite songs as songwriters get up close and personal with exclusive stories about how and why they wrote them. Songs tell a story, and now popular singers and songwriters are sharing more of the story! These artists reveal the inspiration, influence, and background, and when and why they wrote their most famous songs, in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Story Behind the Song. Includes great photos of the songwriters. The print edition contains the lyrics to all 101 songs, and the eBook includes lyrics to 85 of the songs.

STEELcyclopedia The Titans of Hard Rock

STEELcyclopedia   The Titans of Hard Rock
Author: Taylor T. Carlson
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781304800763
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Release: 2014-06-14
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

STEELcyclopedia - The Titans of Hard Rock is the third entry in Taylor T. Carlson's ROCKcyclopedia series of books. This book covers the best classic hard rock and metal bands of all time, including groups like Black Sabbath, Uriah Heep, Blue Oyster Cult, Metallica, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and Dio. For all 50 bands in the book, there are lineups, discographies, recommendations, and band histories. Printed in black and white, the emphasis is more on information - this is more a reference book than a coffee table book. As with the first two books in this series (HAIRcyclopedia Vol.1 - The Legends and HAIRcyclopedia Vol. 2 - The Vault) this one includes photos by David Plastik, a legendary photographer whose work has been seen on album covers, in liner notes, and in major music publications. Author Taylor T. Carlson is a die-hard rock fan residing in the Vegas Valley. His reviews can be seen in Vegas Rocks Magazine, as well as on Rock Over America (a music website.)

Music Marketing for the DIY Musician

Music Marketing for the DIY Musician
Author: Bobby Borg
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9781538134634
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Release: 2020-01-07
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Do it yourself and succeed! More and more artists are taking advantage of new technologies to try and build successful careers. But in this expanding competitive marketplace, serious do-it-yourself musicians need structured advice more than ever. In Music Marketing for the DIY Musician, veteran musician and industry insider Bobby Borg presents a strategic, step-by-step guide to producing a fully customized, low-budget plan of attack for marketing one’s music. Presented in a conversational tone, this indispensable guide reveals the complete marketing process using the same fundamental concepts embraced by top innovative companies, while always encouraging musicians to find their creative niche and uphold their artistic vision. The objective is to help artists take greater control of their own destinies while saving money and time in attracting the full attention of top music industry professionals. It’s ultimately about making music that matters, and music that gets heard! Updates include: New interviews highlighting current marketing strategies for the new music market Info on how to leverage digital marketing and streaming playlists Updated stories and examples of current music marketing principles Future forecasts and trends into music marketing New and revised services, tools, references, and contacts that can help musicians further their careers New marketing plan samples for bands/solo artists and freelance musicians and songwriters

Malcolm Young

Malcolm Young
Author: Jeff Apter
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781760871871
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Release: 2019-08-05
Editor: Allen & Unwin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'What a great read. The last chapters really got to me - so sad.' Herm Kovac, bandmate and lifelong friend of Malcolm (and co-founder of TMG) Malcolm Young was a legend: the founder and the driving force of AC/DC, a man with what many have called 'the greatest right hand in rock and roll'. That right hand provided the instantly recognisable riffs and muscle behind such timeless songs as 'Highway to Hell', 'Back in Black', 'A Long Way to the Top' and many others. Malcolm was instrumental in ensuring that AC/DC survived shifting musical trends and numerous in-house dramas to stand tall as the biggest rock band on the planet. Yet he was the most unpretentious man to ever strap on a Gretsch guitar. One of eight children, Young was always destined for a life in rock and roll: his elder brother George was a key member of The Easybeats and was also a vital early mentor of AC/DC. And Malcolm stood alongside his younger brother Angus in AC/DC for the best part of 40 years. Malcolm lived hard and fast, enduring incredible hardship when the band started out in the mid-1970s, surviving the terrible loss of Bon Scott in 1980, and suffering numerous personal demons, including alcoholism. Yet without Malcolm Young, there would have been no AC/DC. As the band's former bassist, Mark Evans, wrote of Malcolm: 'He was the driven one, the planner, the schemer, the behind the scenes guy, ruthless and astute.' This is the first biography to focus exclusively on Malcolm and tells the riveting story of his remarkable rise from working-class Glasgow and the Villawood migrant hostel in Sydney to the biggest stages in the world. It includes rarely seen photographs and is essential reading for any AC/DC fan. 'Thank you, Malcolm, for the songs, and the feel, and the cool, and the years of losing control to your rock and roll.' Dave Grohl