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Friday, October 23, 2009

"Why AC/DC Matters" - a fascinating look into the world of Rock and Roll!

"Highway to Hell,” “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap,” “You Shook Me All Night Long,” “Hell’s Bells”…AC/DC’s songs are legendary among rock anthems. Famous for their music filled with hard rock testosterone, the band is a favorite of men and boys every where, and has been for years.

So why a book titled “Why AC/DC Matters”?

According to author and well-known music aficionado Anthony Bozza, AC/DC is one of the most ignored and under-appreciated bands around. And with his slender book, “Why AC/DC Matters,” Bozza sets out to rectify that situation.

AC/DC is the Australian
rock band formed in Sydney in 1973 by Scottish-born brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. Although the band are commonly classified as hard rock and are considered pioneers of heavy metal, they have always classified their music as "rock and roll" Selling more records in the U.S. than Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, and the Rolling Stones, the band has always had a huge fan following but, according to Bozza, have always been undervalued and unappreciated by mainstream rock music critics.

“I don’t think critics over the years could ever quite put their fingers on why and how AC/DC could work such a fundamental formula into something so powerful,” said Bozza in a recent interview. “That is why I wanted to write the book - to explain just why it works, why they’ve achieved so much, not just commercially but artistically. Essentially, why they matter.”

Brimming with fascinating stories and insights from musicians, fans, music scholars, and the author himself, “Why AC/DC Matters” is a fascinating homage to one of the longest lasting rock bands around. I found I had a greater appreciation for the band after reading this informative and insightful book.
Rock On!

About The Author:

Anthony Bozza worked as a writer and editor at Rolling Stone from 1995 to 2002, where he wrote several major stories on Eminem as well as cover stories on a range of artists, from Jennifer Lopez to Nine Inch Nails. He also worked with Tommy Lee of Motley Crue on his autobiography “Tommyland,” as well as with Slash of Guns and Roses on his autobiography.

Thanks to William Morrow Books for the review copy of "Why AC/DC Matters"


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