With sales of over 200 million albums, AC/DC is not just the biggest rock band in the world. It's a family business built by three brothers: George, Malcolm and Angus Young. As with any business, some people prospered while others got hurt along the way.
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 eleven classic songs and reveals some of the personal and creative secrets that went into their making.
Important figures from AC/DC's long journey 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 perspectives on the Youngs' brand of magic.
Published: 10th September 2015
Format: Paperback 198x129mm
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.
"A largely untold, much more controversial story... anything but a hagiography. A fresh, incisive take on the band."
JAMES McNAIR, MOJO MAGAZINE
"A captivating read – so much so that the band's former bassist Mark Evans claims this is the best book he's ever read about AC/DC – [The Youngs] may well be the best book out there about AC/DC. Maybe Evans is right... Jesse Fink's work here is the number one go-to book on the subject."
"One of the few genuinely good books about a hard rock band."