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Holly Stephey & Jesse Fink New Book, The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC
Join Holly Stephey on Red Velvet Media as she talks to Jesse Fink about his new Book "The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC"
By: Red Velvet Media
Special guest Spencer Drate will also be attending the show ..
Jesse Fink was born in London in 1973 and raised and educated in Australia. He worked for five years as a senior editor of non-fiction for HarperCollins Publishers Australia, then branched out into print journalism. As deputy editor of Inside Sport magazine, he was nominated for Coverage of Sport in the 2003 Walkley Awards, Australia’s version of the Pulitzers. In 2007 he wrote his first book, 15 Days in June: How Australia Became a Football Nation, and took his “Half-Time Orange” soccer column from Fox Sports Australia to the SBS TV network. He would go on to become Australia’s leading online soccer writer and also produced columns for outlets throughout South-East Asia. In 2012 he released his second book, an acclaimed sex and divorce memoir titled Laid Bare: One Man’s Story of Sex, Love and Other Disorders, which was published by Hachette Australia. His third book, The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC, was published in November 2013 by Random House Australia and broke a story that had been untold for nearly 40 years: that the band had come close to sacking Bon Scott. The story was picked up by media outlets around the world. AC/DC bassist Mark Evans hailed The Youngs as “the best book I’ve ever read about AC/DC”. The Youngs was published by St Martin’s Press in USA/Canada in August 2014 and will be published on October 16 by Black & White Publishing in the United Kingdom. Editions will be released in 2015 by Paidós in Argentina; Hannibal Verlag in Germany, Austria and Switzerland;
The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC is unlike any AC/DC book you’ve read before. Less a biography, more a critical appreciation, it tells the story of the trio through 11 classic rock songs and reveals some of the personal and creative secrets that went into their making.
Important figures from AC/DC’s long way to the top open up for the very first time, while unsung heroes behind the band’s success are given the credit they are due. Accepted accounts of events are challenged while sensational new details emerge to cast a whole new light on the band’s history—especially their early years with Atlantic Records in the United States. Former AC/DC members and musicians from bands such as Guns N’ Roses, Dropkick Murphys, Airbourne and Rose Tattoo also give their take on the Youngs’ brand of magic.
Their music has never pulled its punches. Neither does The Youngs. After 40 years, AC/DC might just have gotten the serious book it deserves.
Red Velvet Media