The Story of AC/DC – Let There Be Rock is the definitive tale of AC/DC’s rise to the pinnacle of the rock ‘n’ roll stratosphere. Published by Omnibus Press on May 21st (September 3rd in North America), in this updated edition author Susan Masino traces the band’s roots from their beginnings in Sydney in 1973 through trail blazing the US mainstream before the devastating death of lead singer Bon Scott in 1980.
The Story of AC/DC – Let There Be Rock follows the band through four decades of triumph and tragedy including Malcolm Young’s last performances on the Black Ice tour, and his brother Angus subsequently picking up the torch.
Through first hand interviews with artists including Angus Young, Dave Evans, Keith Emerson, Robin Zander, Rick Brewster and Kelly Shaefer, and candid accounts from friends, road crew and record company executives, Masino tells the story of how after the tragic loss of Scott the band pulled together to recruit Brian Johnson and become – and remain – one of the biggest selling bands of all time. In 2014 the IFPI reported AC/DC at #5 in the Top 10 Global Recording Artists after Taylor Swift, One Direction, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay, with combined global sales in excess of 200 million. The era defining Back In Black is comfortably one of the best selling albums of all time with estimated sales of 50 million+ units worldwide.
For fans old and new, The Story of AC/DC – Let There Be Rock tells a rock ‘n’ roll story like