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AC/DC: For Those About To Rock
AC/DC: For Those About To Rock
AC/DC: For Those About To Rock
AC/DC: For Those About To Rock
AC/DC: For Those About To Rock

ISBN13: 9781786750396 

HB - 292 x 248 mm 

200 full-colour and black and white Illustrations 



Rights available: World 

Rights Sold: UK Commonwealth, ANZ, Czech Republic, Spain 

Market: Music, Popular Culture


For Those About To Rock
by Paul Elliott

To millions of fans AC/DC will always be the greatest hard rock band of them all.

From their formation in Sydney, Australia in 1973 by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young, AC/DC have made the most visceral and single-minded rock, and it has served them well, with more than 200 million records sold. The basic blueprint that AC/DC laid down on their early albums with Bon Scott – hard, no-nonsense, riff-driven rock’n’roll – has sustained them all the way through to their latest album, 2014’s Rock Or Bust. ​

Angus and Malcolm held AC/DC together after the death of singer Bon Scott in 1980. And now, so many years later, even without Malcolm around, Angus doesn’t look like he’s about to give up on the band.

Illustrated with over 200 full colour, and black and white photographs, this handsome biography from acclaimed rock biographer, Paul Elliott, is a fitting salute to rock's royal family

Paul Elliott started writing about rock in 1985 as a contributor to Sounds, and has since worked for Kerrang!, MOJO, Q, Vox, Heat, Blender (US), Metal Hammer and various other titles. His books include Guns N’ Roses: The Life and Times of a Rock ‘N’ Roll band (Palazzo, 2017), Rock: 101 Iconic Rock, Heavy Metal & Hard Rock Albums (Palazzo, 2020), and Star Man, the autobiography of rock bodyguard Michael Francis (published by Simon & Schuster). Paul currently writes for Total Guitar and Classic Rock.

"A weighty, worthy addition to the AC/DC canon." 

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