With sales of over 200 million albums, AC/DC is not just the biggest rock band in the world. It's a family empire built by three brothers: George, Malcolm and Angus Young. One of the most original music biographies of recent times, The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC is unlike any AC/DC book you've read before. It tells the extraordinary story of the men behind this musical and commercial colossus through 11 classic songs, revealing 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, jaw-dropping revelations are made, while unsung heroes behind the band's astonishing success are given the credit they are due. Accepted accounts of events are challenged, sensational details emerge to cast a whole new light on the band's breakout years in the United States, and a cast of AC/DC insiders and musicians from bands such as Guns N Roses and Dropkick Murphys give their take on the Youngs brand of magic. AC/DC's music has never pulled its punches. Neither does The Youngs. After 40 years, AC/DC has finally gotten the serious book it deserves.
Published: 16th October 2014
Format: Hardback 234x156mm
Extent: 320 pages
Jesse Fink was a leading sportswriter over many years for magazines and TV networks in Australia and southeast Asia. Fink has authored several books, including the critically acclaimed memoir Laid Bare, which Australia's biggest selling daily newspaper, the Herald Sun, called 'an engrossing read'. He lives in Sydney, Australia.
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