By night, Brian Johnson sings in the biggest rock 'n' roll band on the planet. But by day, AC/DC's charismatic, flat-capped frontman gets to indulge his passion for all things automotive. Cars and rock 'n'roll - they were made for each other.
Car racer, car collector, and all-round car enthusiast, Johnson is an incurable, certifiable petrolhead who can't remember a time when four wheels didn't feature as large in his life as music.
Starting, as a young boy growing up in Tyneside, with an old steering wheel and his imagination, a lifelong passion took root early. And through cramped teenage fumbles in an old mini and clapped-out, hygienically challenged tour vans, to chauffeur-driven, leather-trimmed limos and a sideline as a successful racing driver, it's been there ever since.
By turns, surprising, joyful, poignant, and usually laugh-out-loud funny, Rockers and Rollers is the story of man with an insatiable appetite for life and a glimpse into the extraordinary world of AC/DC, set soon to overtake the Beatles as the biggest-selling band in history.
Packed with hair-raising anecdotes and revealing a God-given talent for comic writing on every page, Brian Johnson has written the most unique, entertaining autobiography of the year. And essential reading for car nuts and rock fans. Well that'll be most of us then....
I thought he’d write about the band days and why he had to quit singing. Lucky it only a four hour listen. A lot of short story’s about cars. At times funny. Hey Brian I’m not asking for a refund. That should count for something !
no hubris here, just a sence of humor,
audible: mr. johnson should read for us some scientic books, he would spice them nicly with his funny accent.
Rock & Roll love it fun and funny I am a car nut as well Brian did a great job narrating keep on giving us more
PS. hope you get better an can keep singing Brain an writing
Cars and rock an roll aren't noise pollution
Brian Johnson is an over the top character. The story is a must have in a unique delivery.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Simply because of the sincerity, authenticity and effort put in this work.
What other book might you compare Rockers & Rollers to and why?
Generally other rockers autobiographies.
What does Brian Johnson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
His own persona and presence.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Life on the fast lane.
Any additional comments?
I respect a man who does things by himself. Because of that alone it is a true sign of being a real entrepreneur.
loved it. it was like listening to a British version of my Dad talking cars.
brian johnson reads his boik like he is. story telling at a local bar. you cant help but love it..