- 29 Nov 22
"The Lives of Brian is the literary twin of a classic AC/DC album – wild material woven together seamlessly, and always leaving you wanting more..."
The second memoir to come from this infamous hard rock frontman is as lovable as its writer. Warm, starkly comedic and uplifting, The Lives of Brian covers Johnson’s upbringing in a working class English town through the making of the biggest selling hard rock album of all time. Johnson illustrates his roots, providing insight into the variables that constructed the perfect formulaic equation that was Back In Black. From choir boy to cub scout, the singer’s earliest, visceral memories are compellingly recounted.
Before replacing the late Bon Scott as AC/DC’s voice, Johnson recalls the music scene of ‘70s Newcastle, taking us with him on rowdy nights out in a town that feels like the centre of the world.
Reading the singer’s account of his youth feels like listening to an uncle relive his good old days, alive with affectionate humour. The Lives of Brian is the literary twin of a classic AC/DC album – wild material woven together seamlessly, and always leaving you wanting more.
Although dogged by on-going hearing difficulties, Johnson is hoping to tour again in 2023 with AC/DC, which means we might be getting an updated The Lives Of Brian in the future...