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AC/DC FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the World's True Rock 'n' Roll Band

AC/DC FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the World's True Rock 'n' Roll Band

by Susan Masino, DC;


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(FAQ). AC/DC FAQ spans AC/DC's 40-year career, starting from the band's inception in 1973. This book covers everything from their early days in Australia to their first tour of England and the United States. It also includes personal experiences, stories, conversations, and interviews by author Susan Masino, who has known the band since 1977. Featuring 37 chapters, AC/DC FAQ chronicles the personal history of each of the band members, all their albums, tours, and various anecdotes. Rebounding from the tragic loss of their singer Bon Scott in 1980, AC/DC hired Brian Johnson and went on to record Back in Black , which is now one of the top five biggest-selling albums in music history. Taking a seven-year break after their album Stiff Upper Lip , the band came back in the fall of 2008 with a new album, Black Ice , and a tour that ran from 2008 through the summer of 2010. Once again breaking records, AC/DC saw the Black Ice Tour become the second-highest-grossing tour in history. True rockers from the very beginning, AC/DC will continue to be heralded as one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781480394506
Publisher: Backbeat
Publication date: 03/01/2015
Series: FAQ Series
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 1,171,246
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

1 Rock 'n' Roll Roots: Musical Artists Who Influenced the Sound of AC/DC 1

2 So Many Musicians, So Little Time: The Players Who Made the Final Cut 11

3 Cutting Loose from the Homeland: AC/DC Piss Off the Authorities and Head Overseas 35

4 One of the Smallest AC/DC Concerts: The Day Elvis Presley Died 58

5 Conquering Two Iconic Venues in One Week: AC/DC Play CBGB and the Whisky 66

6 AC/DC's Invasion of America: One of AC/DC's First American Interviews 69

7 With All That Money, Why Does He Play the Same Guitar? AC/DC and Their Equipment 91

8 Don't You Start No Fight! The AC/DC Member That Packs the Biggest Punch 98

9 AC/DC's Ladies: The Women Who Influenced AC/DC 103

10 AC/DC's Largest Concert: Rockin' the Soviet Union 107

11 AC/DC's Wealth of Material: Albums, DVDs, and Songs 111

12 Picking Up the Mantle: How Brian Johnson Was Born to Fill Bon Scott's Shoes 182

13 The Second-Highest Grossing Tour in Music History: The Black Ice Tour 187

14 They Won the Title, But Lost the Cover: Highway to Hell 197

15 Bells, Babes, Cannons, Wrecking Balls, Statues, and Locomotives: AC/DC and Their Toys 200

16 Twenty-Five Years Later: AC/DC Are Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 210

17 Synchronicities: AC/DC, Strange Coincidences, and the Number 17 214

18 Good Causes: Co-Headlining with the Rolling Stones 218

19 The Loss of a Rock 'n' Roll Icon: The Death of Bon Scott 221

20 One Seven-Year Break: Almost Forty Years of Touring 232

21 The First Single Recorded Under the Name "AC/DC": One of the Only Recordings That Featured Vocalist Dave Evans 262

22 Angus' Image Embroidered on Socks: AC/DC's Merchandise 265

23 Have a Drink On Me: AC/DC Spirits 268

24 Back in Black: One of the Biggest-Selling Albums of All Time 270

25 Monuments, Awards, Avenues, and Accolades: AC/DC Honors Continue Around the World 278

26 Always Smiling: Bon Scott and His Antics 285

27 What Do They Do When They're Not Playing? AC/DC and Their Passions 291

28 Albert Productions: George Young and Harry Vanda Help Build a Dynasty 298

29 Gorilla Suits, Super Ang, and Spider-Man: Angus and His Schoolboy Uniform 301

30 Gone for Twelve Years: Drummer Phil Rudd Left the Band in 1983 and Returned in 1995 304

31 Malcolm and Angus' First Recording: Tales of Old Grand-Daddy 309

32 The Only Band Who Were Invited to Play Encores with AC/DC: Cheap Trick 311

33 Road Stories: Pranks with Nantucket 317

34 Strange but True: Obscure Facts About the Band 321

35 MTV Breathes New Life into AC/DC: Thanks to Beavis and BuUhead 326

36 Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Flattery: AC/DC Tribute Bands, Fans, and Conventions 328

37 Founder, Creator, Riffmaster, Brains Behind AC/DC: Malcolm Young Retires 331

Selected Bibliography 335

Index 341

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