AC/DC to release new book documenting ‘Rock Or Bust’ world tour

Rock veterans recently wrapped up their jaunt with Axl Rose

AC/DC are set to release a new book documenting their recent ‘Rock Or Bust’ world tour.

Billed as the first official photo book by the band it will feature photographs from Ralph Larmann, who shot the group throughout their 17-month trek. The book will also include facts, figures and tour memorabilia.

It will be available in several different editions, including a ‘Leather And Metal’ collectors version with a slipcase boasting a glowing AC/DC logo. Pre-sale is set to begin next spring, before the book officially goes on sale in summer 2017.

For more information head to the band’s official website.

During the tour, AC/DC’s frontman Brian Johnson was replaced by Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose after he was ordered by doctors to stop touring or face permanent hearing loss.

Long-serving bassist Cliff Williams retired at the conclusion of the world tour and drummer Phill Rudd was kicked off it following his conviction last year for drug possession and making threats to kill a former employee. He was replaced on the band’s recent world tour by Chris Slade.

In 2014, guitarist Malcolm Young also left the band after being diagnosed with dementia.

Meanwhile, a recent study found that AC/DC’s music could affect men’s concentration.

They became more distracted and made more mistakes when forced to listen to the band rather than classical music, a report by London’s Imperial College and the Royal College of Music found.

The study, published in the Medical Journal of Australia, asked 352 visitors to the Imperial Festival to play the board game Operation, which tests hand-eye co-ordination and fine motor skills of players who use tweezers.

It found that men who listened to AC/DC were slower and made more mistakes compared with those who listened to Mozart or the sound of an operating theatre.

Women on the other hand suffered no effect and they performed better than men at the Operation board game.