AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson will publish his new memoir, The Lives of Brian, on October 26 via Dey Street Books - a branch of HarperCollins Publishers.
The Lives of Brian will cover Johnson's early life and career: growing up in a small town in England, starting his first band, and auditioning to replace AC/DC’s second frontman, Bon Scott, after the singer's tragic death. His induction into AC/DC would eventually lead to the band’s 1980 classic Back in Black.
In a statement, Johnson said, "I’ve had some long nights and some great nights, some bad days and a lot of good days, and during that time I’ve gone from choirboy to rock & roll singer, and now I’ve gone and written a bloody book about it."
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… The Lives of Brian is coming October 26th: https://t.co/39bW2wkR1h pic.twitter.com/aOlxfQYTa6— Brian Johnson Racing (@BrianJohnson) April 12, 2021
"It’s been a rollercoaster of a life, throughout which Brian’s kept his feet firmly on the ground, never losing touch with his roots," a synopsis for the memoir states. The Lives of Brian marks Johnson’s second book. His previous memoir Rockers and Rollers: A Full-Throttle Memoir found him writing about his passion for cars and motorsports.
Last year, Johnson rejoined AC/DC after being forced to retire in 2016 due to severe hearing loss. Johnson was able to return thanks to the help of an in-ear technology specialist. He recently sang on the band’s 2020 album Power Up. According to the synopsis, Johnson's retirement will also be discussed in The Lives of Brian.
You can pre-order The Lives of Brian here.
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Article Image: Brian Johnson of ACDC performing at a concert in Madrid in 2015. (Photography Stock Ruiz via Shutterstock.)