'AC/DC FAQ' Book Due Out This Month, Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Chad Smith Contributed Foreward
Fans who want to know as much as they can about AC/DC will have that opportunity later this month with the release of AC/DC FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the World's True Rock 'N' Roll. The book, part of a series that looks to inform readers about prominent pop culture figures, will include details from all aspects of the Australian band's career. Journalist Susan Masino wrote the book after years of covering the group, Blabbermouth notes.
"I prefer my rock bands to be the dangerous type," Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith wrote in foreward for the book. "The music that thrills me ... is the kind that teeters on insanity."
The book will cover all aspects of the band's career, which started in 1973.
"This book covers everything from their early days in Australia to their first tour of England and the United States," the description reads. "It also includes personal experiences, stories, conversations, and interviews by author Susan Masino, who has known the band since 1977. Featuring 37 chapters, AC/DC FAQ chronicles the personal history of each of the band members, all their albums, tours, and various anecdotes."
There's no information on whether the book will include details from the last year of AC/DC's career. On the positive side, the band released a new album, Rock or Bust. Unfortunately, the group also hit a rough patch. Longtime rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young retired following a diagnosis of dementia. A few months later, drummer Phil Rudd was arrested for threatening to kill a man and possessing illegal drugs.
Chris Slade has taken over the drumming duties as Rudd deals with his legal issues. Stevie Young, Malcolm's nephew, is playing rhythm guitar for the band.
The FAQ series features has covered musical acts like The Beach Boys, Johnny Cash and Eric Clapton, among many others. Non-musical subjects include Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes and Stephen King films.