AC/DC’s Brian Johnson has confirmed his autobiography will be released later this year.
Johnson’s memoirs “The Lives Of Brian”, will be released via Penguin Books Ltd. You can pre order it here.
Johnson returned as the band’s vocalist for their November album “Power Up”. But now, he confirmed that his memoir will be released on October 26 of this year.
“cheering and entertaining”
Johnson’s autobiography has been hailed as “one of the most cheering and entertaining stories in rock‘n’roll history”.
It will explore Johnson’s childhood growing up in Dunston. Dunston was also where he went from “choirboy and cub scout to singer” after watching Little Richard perform on TV.
The book’s synopsis also said, “For over a decade (Johnson) tried to make his mark with a succession of bands. He appeared on Top of the Pops, toured Australia and yet the big time looked out of reach”.
“It’s been a rollercoaster of a life”
Describing Johnson’s life as a “rollercoaster”, the synopsis of the book also stated this.
“Then he was invited to London for an audition for one of the world’s biggest rock acts. AC/DC were a band in crisis following the tragic death of their lead singer, Bon Scott, but with Brian on board they would record their masterpiece: ‘Back in Black’. It became the biggest-selling rock album of all time. The tour that followed played to packed-out arenas. Quickly embraced by the band’s fans, the new boy had earned his spurs”.
“But there was to be a twist in the tale. In 2016, Brian was forced to quit the band after being diagnosed with hearing loss, only to make a triumphant return to the band he loved with the release of 2020’s smash hit album ‘Power Up’”.
Johnson also released a statement.
“I’ve had some long nights and some great nights, bad days and a lot of good ones”.
He also added, “I’ve gone from choirboy to rock’n’roll singer, and now I’ve gone and written a b****y book about it”.
Speaking of Bon Scott, find out what the former frontman of AC/DC also had to say on the music talent of Johnson here.