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AC/DC: Maximum Rock & Roll: The Ultimate Story of the World’s Greatest Rock-and-Roll Band

AC/DC: Maximum Rock & Roll: The Ultimate Story of the World’s Greatest Rock-and-Roll Band

After more than three decades and 150 million albums, AC/DC has established itself as much more than just a great rock band. For millions of fans spanning several generations across the world, they are an ear-bleedingly loud, sweat-soaked religion.

Now, in a book of astonishing breadth and scope, comes the complete story of AC/DC. Everything you ever wanted to know and plenty more you never dreamt of is all here, the ultimate balls-out adventure, laced with sex, drunken escapades, and brawls—topped off with rare intimate photos to create the ultimate portrait of the ultimate rock band.

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  • M. Grant says:
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    ROCK WHILE YOU’RE READING!, May 18, 2008
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    I discovered AC/DC back in college (circa 1988). Since then I’ve gotten all their albums and done a fair bit of reading on the group. Maximum Rock N’Roll (to this point) is the most in-depth look at the group that I’ve come across.

    The book checks in at 460+ pages with numerous black & white and color photos to liven up sections. There’s some excellent pictures of old backstage passes, concert flyers, etc… to remind you of just how long the members of AC/DC have been rocking and rolling. The authors deliver a solid rundown of the band’s history and albums are covered in each chapter taking us from High Voltage all the way to Stuff Upper Lip.

    In reading other reviews I do notice many people wonder why the band’s personal lives have been glossed over at points to focus more on the music. My first understanding upon reading is that not every band has as many demons as say Motley Crue or Guns N Roses so perhaps the home lives of lazy Brian or tea-totaling Angus aren’t all that exciting compared to the concerts and albums. This is evident in that 65% of the book chronicles the band’s early years and the colorful life of Bon Scott (clearly more of a character 24/7 than Brian Johnson) than their post 1980 years.

    All I know is while reading the book I had the desire to listen to my iPod’s in-depth collection of DC songs…LOUD. This book is an informative read and will make you WANT to listen and appreciate the solid rock and roll from the Thunder from Down Under for quite some time!

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  • Tommy Trash says:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    From Bon to Brian and much more, March 25, 2010
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    I was lucky enough to play some support gigs with ACDC back in the seventies in Regional Australia, when Bon was the singer. They were fun to be around and very down to earth people……they would say” give it your best shot boys and then be prepared to be blown away.” It was obvious to me then that this band was special they were focused, loud and lived for each show which just exuded raw energy. Over the years I have wanted to know the answer to a large list of questions about the band including what really was the true story of Bon’s death. This book was great for me and I am sure any diehard fan as it explains in detail how the many band members came and went, how the songs are written and a lot of stories about each band member and their history. The interesting thing is the insight you get into Malcolm, who is and always will be the band leader. You will see that Malcolm and Angus almost always work together on developing the songs and that they have a most unusual writing style, which is obviously the key to their success. I enjoyed the read and felt that all the questions I had are now answered including why Phil Rudd was out of the band and then back in after more than ten years. It is clear from the Young brother’s background that they were born with this drive to succeed and that their older Brother George who was so successful with the Easybeats was a mentor and guiding light. If you really are an ACDC fan you will enjoy this book!
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  • Anonymous says:
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    5.0 out of 5 stars
    And they rocked the world, September 18, 2009
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    Yes, it’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock & roll. It’s very hard to put this book down after you start reading it, it’s that good. I read 3 chapters the first night I got it. A very well writen book, with very nice pictures too. I think anyone who is going to get into the music field should read this, cause it truely is harder than it looks. I will be saving this book so my grand-kids can read it, so they can just see what it’s going to take to play in a rock & roll band. ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I’VE READ THIS YEAR.
    Reading this book was like taking a trip back in time, I can remember the first time I heard AC/DC, I knew they were going to rock the world and they did. Being a musician back in the day, I knew they had that speical something that it takes to make it. I just wish I could have seen them live, but I didn’t, and so I got the book to find out the truth about one of the greatest bands on the planet. If you like real rock & roll stories this is a must read, cause it’s one of the best. I might read it twice, it’s that good.
    THANK YOU AC/DC, YOU ROCKED MY WORLD. >>>>>>>>>> I highly recommend this book.
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