Book explains 'Why AC/DC Matters'


  “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 everywhere 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 underappreciated 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 music is commonly classified as hard rock and its members considered pioneers of heavy metal, they have always classified their music as "rock ’n’ roll." Selling more records in the United States than Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith and the Rolling Stones, the band has always had a huge fan following but, according to Bozza, has 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 an 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!