Buy New

Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Very Good See details
Price: 2.80

More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

Tell the Publisher!
Id like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

AC/DC Maximum Rock & Roll: The Ultimate Story of the World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Murray Engleheart , Arnaud Durieux
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
RRP: 9.99
Price: 7.63 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over 10. Details
You Save: 2.36 (24%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Saturday, 12 July? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details


Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover --  
Paperback 6.30  
Paperback, Illustrated, 13 Sep 2012 7.63  
Audio Download, Unabridged 17.60 or Free with 30-day free trial

Book Description

13 Sep 2012

AC/DC are without doubt one of the world’s biggest bands. Their appeal lies in blending the fierce energy and all-out guns-blazing attack of heavy metal with the bluesy groove and infectious boogie of the Stones.

In 2013 it will be 40 years since AC/DC were founded, and they’re still rocking, still hitting the road, and still selling out stadiums, while their back catalogue – boasting classic albums like Back in Black and Highway to Hell – continues to dominate the airtime of radio stations and pub juke boxes the world over.

Acclaimed by both fans and critics, this is the definitive account of the world’s greatest rock and roll band, presenting the whole story –from humble beginnings in Australia, through the sudden death of founding member Bon Scott and his replacement with Geordie singer Brian Johnson, a string of peerless albums in the ’70s and early ’80s, and adrenalin-soaked live performances.

AC/DC: Maximum Rock & Roll is a must-have for anyone who wants to reacquaint themselves with the world’s greatest rock & roll band, and the perfect starting place for those ‘about to rock…’

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Spend 30 and get Norton 360 21.0 - 3 Computers, 1 Year 2014 for 24.99. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)

Frequently Bought Together

AC/DC Maximum Rock & Roll: The Ultimate Story of the World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band + Rockers and Rollers: An Automotive Autobiography + White Line Fever: Lemmy - The Autobiography
Price For All Three: 20.91

Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd (13 Sep 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845135768
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845135768
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 367,529 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

About the Author

One of the most respected music journalists in Australia, Murray has written for magazines all over the world in the past quarter of a century and interviewed the members of AC/DC on many occasions.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ACDC 19 July 2013
By Ian
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book bored me to death, i love the band but theres so much crap stuff in the book that we dont need to no.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed 10 July 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Description included 'All pages are intact and the cover is intact (including the dust cover, if applicable).', when in fact three pages were missing, which were photo pages, so disappointed.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Definitive AC/DC Book 11 Feb 2007
There have been many books written about AC/DC over the years but none are a comprehensive as this. Older attempts have been poorly researched and compiled solely from old press articles. This is the real deal; and by far the best effort yet. Good photos, some interesting unknown facts and meticulous research makes this the best book yet on the subject.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
First of all, there's no denying the depth of research that has gone in to this book. I've been enjoying AC/DC's music for over twenty-five years and the authors have done a great job.

HOWEVER - compared to (say) Clinton Walker's book on Bon Scott, I believe this book suffers from a lack of speculation and imagination. It's very obviously been written with the official imprimatur of the Young Brothers and Albert productions - doesn't go in to details on Brian's divorces, for instance-- and although both of the writers know Australian Rock like their own families, you never really get that "being there" sense that the best rock biogs have. But if you want to know uncovered detail (e.g. Bon kipped over in Brian's hotel room in 1973; Bon hung out with the Stones in Paris in 1978) then this is the one for you. Most surprising to me is the extent to which Brian J -- Bon -- Young brothers knew each other. In a classic example of what I think is wrong with this book, though, the authors don't really do much with that connection. To my mind, it demonstrates the extent to which AC/DC really is a "clan" to this day, with trusted insiders and not much room for anyone else.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Especially good on Bon Scott era 30 Jun 2010
By Andy G
I bought this book for a greater insight into AC/DC but especially the man, the myth, the legend that was Bon Scott.

And the book doesn't disappoint in that regard. The authors provide a unique perspective on how the early albums were constructed and I now look on them differently when playing them.

I wish there had been even greater discussion on the immediate aftermath of Bon's death and how the individual band members felt and coped.

The book is comprehensive although I felt it perhaps rushed over parts of the Brian Johnston era in comparison to the Bon era. That said, I would heartily recommend it to any AC/DC fan as an essential addition to their collection.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars :D 28 Dec 2010
By Rosmo
Bought it as a X-mas present for my brother who loves the band and judging by the chuckles coming behind the book, the present was a success. :)
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category