‘The Lives Of Brian’, an autobiography of Brian Johnson, will be published next month. The AC/DC frontman’s book was first revealed last year and has been described as a “riotous, lovable memoir packed with outrageous stories.”
“I’ve had some long nights and some great nights, bad days and a lot of good ones,” Johnson said in a statement about the memoir. “Now I’ve gone and written a b****y book about it… The Lives of Brian is coming this October.”
‘The Lives of Brian’ will focus on Johnson’s childhood, growing up in Dunston, where he went from being a choirboy and cub scout to a vocalist, after watching Little Richard perform on TV. It has been called “one of the most cheering and entertaining stories in rock’n’roll history.”
“For over a decade [Johnson] tried to make his mark with a succession of bands. He appeared on Top of the Pops, toured Australia and yet the big time looked out of reach,” a synopsis adds.
I’ve had some long nights and some great nights, bad days and a lot of good ones. Now I’ve gone and written a bloody book about it… The Lives of Brian is coming this October. Pre-order your copy now: https://t.co/57hrcxliZ2 pic.twitter.com/KEi6gJdpQ6— Brian Johnson Racing (@BrianJohnson) September 5, 2022
Then he received an invitation to London, to audition for one of the biggest rock acts in the world! Following the untimely passing of their lead singer, Bon Scott, AC/DC were in crisis, but with Brian on board they would produce their masterpiece, ‘Back in Black’. It went on to become the best-selling rock record of all time. The arenas were crowded for the tour that came next. The newcomer was quickly welcomed by the band’s fans, and he had proven himself.
However, the story has a twist. After receiving a hearing loss diagnosis in 2016, Brian was forced to quit the band. However, with the release of the hit record, ‘Power Up’ in 2020, Brian triumphantly made his comeback to the band he adored.
“It’s been a rollercoaster of a life, throughout which Brian has kept his feet firmly on the ground, never losing touch with his roots.”
Johnson was one of the notable performers at the Taylor Hawkins tribute concert, held at Wembley Stadium over the past weekend.
Justin Hawkins of The Darkness later denied allegations made by some onlookers that he had taken Johnson’s microphone during a collaborative performance.