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14th November 2011

brian johnson

AC/DC singer Brian Johnson plans to raise $1,000,000 for pediatric cancer. Brian's new 'Highway To Help' TEXT To Give Campaign will be raising money through texting and the internet.

During the 24 hours of the 50th running of the Rolex 24 Hours Of Daytona (January 28th, 3:30 PM to January 29th, 3:30 PM), Brian will be raising funds to provide services to families affected by pediatric cancer.

Brian has already taken part in the Savannah and Daytona HSR races and will partake in Sebring Bobby Rahal vintage race series (December 2-4) and Daytona 24 hours (January 26-30).

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As previously reported, Johnson was to embark on a short tour in February 2012, to recount stories all things automotive from his new book, 'Rockers And Rollers: A Full-Throttle Memoir'.

Unfortunately, Johnson is now scheduled to undergo surgery on his wrist in February, meaning the scheduled dates are now cancelled.

'Rockers And Rollers: A Full-Throttle Memoir', is now available in hardcover format in North America, via It Books/HarperCollins.

A description of the book reads:

From 'Pink Cadillac' to 'Low Rider' to 'Little Red Corvette', rock music has always had a racy love affair with cars. And AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson is not only a rock legend, second-to-none at infusing razor-sharp lyrics with the screaming metal energy of a true rock and roller, but also a dyed-in-the-wool car fanatic.

Books like 'AC/DC: Maximum Rock and Roll' and 'Why AC/DC Matters' revealed the secrets of the the world's greatest rock bandnow, in Rockers and Rollers, fans will get a rare, riveting window into Brian Johnson's other driving passion, his love for automobiles. From teenage memories in the backs of beat-up coups to a side career as a racecar driver, Johnson shares his tantalizing life storya memoir told through his lifelong love affair with cars.

By night, Brian Johnson sings in the biggest rock 'n' roll band on the planet. But by day, AC/DC's frontman drives balls to the wall. Cars and rock 'n' roll they were made for each other.

When he was a young boy growing up in a working-class English town, Brian developed what would become a lifelong passion for cars, trolling junkyards and even pretending to drive the family car. From there, he steamed up the windows of his old Mini Cooper as a teenager, spent untold time in hygienically challenged tour buses with helpful signs such as No Shitting Allowed.

Shagging Expected, was chauffeured in leather-trimmed limos, and raced cars to a checkered flag. Featuring guest stars Cliff Williams, Malcolm and Angus Young, and many, many others, even Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rockers and Rollers is a tribute to Brian's obsession with four wheels. By turns surprising, poignant, funny, and maybe a little bit bawdy, these are the stories of a man who drives as hard as he rocks.


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