Ex-AC/DC Bassist Pens Autobiography About Band's Early Days
Published Jul 07, 2011From hit singles to band member fatalities, AC/DC have led a long and fabled career full of ups and downs, many of which will be covered by ex-bassist Mark Evans in an upcoming autobiography. The memoir, titled Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside of AC/DC is primed to give a behind the scenes look at the outfit's wild and prolific mid-'70s period.
A press release explains that Evans was just 19 when he linked up with the Aussie rockers and ended up recording a number of classic albums with the troupe, including High Voltage, TNT,Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Let There Be Rock, and the '74 Jailbreak EP. Throughout his tenure, he found himself headlining world tours and living the rock star life. The book, the first bio on the band written by a member, apparently chronicles the successes and struggles of becoming one of the world's most renowned rock acts.
"The aggressive attitude that AC/DC had towards Australian bands continued when we shifted overseas," reads a statement for the book of AC/DC's intention for global domination. "The world's bigger bands became our new targets. Who the fuck did these pricks think they were? We saw a few of the so-called headline acts and straight away knew that we had nothing to fear."
While Evans's "likeable stories capture the energy and essence of Malcolm Young, Angus Young, Phil Rudd, and the late Bon Scott," the book also captures moments with other rock legends, including George Harrison, Alice Cooper and Gene Simmons, among others.
The rock'n'roll tell-all is set to hit shelves this November through Bazillion Points Books.