Monday, May 16, 2011

AC/DC singer announces book-signing tour

AC/DC aren’t touring in 2011 – but their singer is.

Brian Johnson has announced a book signing tour to support the US release of his book, "Rockers And Rollers: A Full Throttle Memoir."

Available May 24, the book details Brian’s history - from teenage memories in the backs of beat-up coups to a side career as a racecar driver, Johnson shares his tantalizing life story — a memoir told through his lifelong love affair with cars.

By night, Brian Johnson sings in the biggest rock n’ roll band on the planet; but, by day, AC/DC's frontman drives balls to the wall. Cars and rock 'n' roll — they were made for each other.

When he was a young boy growing up in a working-class English town, Brian developed what would become a lifelong passion for cars, trolling junkyards and even pretending to drive the family car.

At age six, Johnson's father bought him a steering wheel and put a stick through it. "I put it through the headboard of my bed and put four cushions up,” says Brian. “My dad would shake his head. I would drive all over the world. I'd just be sitting there, brrrr! (makes engine sounds). I could hear my father say to my mother 'We're going to have to do something about him.'"

Back then, rock star was not yet a career option, so Johnson would daydream of one day becoming a bus driver. "I wanted to be a bus driver more than anything," he explained. "When I was in school, I used to look out the window and see the big red double-deck buses driving by. It just looked so free. Then you'd hear, 'Johnson, pay attention when you're in school!' 'Oh, sorry, sorry, mate!'"

Brian will make in-store appearances signing copies of his new book at the following locations:

Tuesday, May 24
12:30 p.m.
Barnes & Noble
555 Fifth AVE
New York, NY 10017

Wednesday, May 25
7:00 p.m.
Book Revue
313 New York AVE
Huntington, NY 11743

Thursday, May 26

7:00 p.m.
211 E. Ridgewood AVE
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

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