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AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Hitting the Road for a Book Reading Tour

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The voice of AC/DC, Brian Johnson, will be telling tales of mayhem, debauchery, rock and roll, automobiles and more in an upcoming road trip.

Unlike the arena rock spectacle of AC/DC, this will be a much more intimate setting, as Brian reads from his autobiography ‘Rockers And Rollers: A Full-Throttle Memoir.’ Despite the tone of the evening, he will have some musical accompaniment in tow, with guests Rachel Bolan and Scotti Hill from Skid Row on bass and guitar respectively. Apparently creative sound effects will also be used during the presentations.

So what made the famous screecher put pen to paper? “I hate autobiographies,” he said in an interview with The Pulse Of Radio. “I think they’re boring and rotten and I’m not interested.” Accordingly, his book, primarily about his love of cars, with some rock and roll tossed in, takes the idea of an autobiography and twists it into something much different, but no less engaging.

However, don’t look for the man to be dishing dirt here. “This was just short stories that would be funny and positive and wasn’t a tell-all book. I don’t like them either, ’cause it’s usually just some bitter old git who wants to get his own back at everybody, you know?” With the 40th (!) anniversary of the legendary band looming on the horizon, this may just a stop gap for Johnson before the cannons fire one more time on the concert trail.

The singer also recently had the temerity to question none other than rock and roll’s own preacher, Bono! “When I was a working man I didn’t want to go to a concert for some bastard to talk down to me that I should be thinking of some kid in Africa,” he told the Australian Herald Sun.

This of course, comes not long after Johnson got himself in trouble for blasting religion. All this from a hot rodding, cap donning rock and roller! Who knew! God bless him! Or perhaps, Bon Scott bless him would be more appropriate!

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