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AC/DC Singer Johnson Putting "Thoughts And Anecdotes" Into New Book

December 22, 2008 10:10 AM ET

AC/DC singer Brian Johnson has something to do during downtime on the band's Black Ice tour: The vocalist has signed a deal with Penguin Books to pen his memoirs, a collection of "thoughts and anecdotes" he's compiled in his years as the singer of the Australian band. Don't expect a tawdry tale like Motley Crue's The Dirt, however, as Johnson's 300-page manuscript will have a different tone. "I like humor a lot," Johnson said, "and cars have been a big part of my life. I'm lucky enough that I'm able to buy some of the exotic ones. Instead of doing drugs, I did motorcars. I'm not sure which one is more expensive." Stories in the book will likely include Johnson's debut ride in a Concorde jet, his first auto race and that time he drove backwards for 9 1/2 miles because his gears were busted. No title or print date has been announced yet.

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