On Monday, AC/DC singer Brian Johnson announced the release of his memoir in the fall.
"I’ve had some long nights and some great nights, bad days and a lot of good ones," Johnson wrote in a social media post. "I’ve gone from choirboy to rock 'n' roll singer, and now I’ve gone and written a bloody book about it. 'The Lives of Brian' is coming October 26th."
The promotional material describes the book as "warm, vivid, evocative, life-affirming and often laugh-out-loud funny. 'The Lives of Brian' tells the story of one of our most well-loved performers in his own inimitable voice."
"It wasn’t me. I didn’t do it. And I’ll never do it again!" Johnson says of "The Lives of Brian." The same release describes his autobiography as one of "the most cheering and entertaining stories in rock ‘n’ roll history."
In 2020, Johnson reunited with AC/DC for their raw and rocking comeback album "Power Up." The band's first new full-length in six years, it reached No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 while topping numerous charts worldwide. A huge triumph for the group, it was particularly sweet for Johnson.
He joined AC/DC in time for the writing and recording of their massive 1980 hit "Back in Black" and had been lead singer for each subsequent album before departing because of hearing problems in 2016.
Then, bordering on miraculously, Johnson regained his aural faculty and returned to his frontman role with that high and mighty voice as fierce as ever.
“The Lives of Brian” will be published by Penguin. A standard hardback can be pre-ordered from various book retailers for about $28, and a limited-run “Back From Black” signed edition is available for preorder at roughtrade.com for $119.99.
This article originally appeared on Sarasota Herald-Tribune: AC/DC singer Brian Johnson to release autobiography ‘Lives of Brian’