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AC/DC’s Brian Johnson releasing new memoir, ‘The Lives of Brian,’ in October

Dey Street Books

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson will share the story of his journey from growing up in a working-class town in northern England to singing for one of the world’s biggest rock band in a new autobiography, called The Lives of Brian: AC/DC, Me, and the Making of Back in Black, that will be published on October 26.

Johnson has posted a video trailer for the memoir on his official website, YouTube channel and social media sites, along with a note that reads, “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…”

According to a description of the book posted at, The Lives of Brian will follow Johnson’s life from his formative years in Newcastle Upon Tyne, U.K., to his experiences fronting the local glam-rock band Geordie and, after that group’s breakup, to being hired by AC/DC in 1980 to replace their late singer Bon Scott.

Johnson will share stories about the making of his first album with AC/DC, the landmark Back in Black, and his adventures of touring behind what has become one of the most beloved and best-selling rock records of all time.

You can pre-order The Lives of Brian now.

Johnson, who’s also a well-known car-racing enthusiast, previously wrote a book called Rockers and Rollers: A Full-Throttle Memoir that was published in 2009, and that focused on his passion for fast cars.

(Video contains uncensored profanity.)

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