The life and untimely death of AC/DC singer Bon Scott is the subject of a new biography Bon: The Last Highway is scheduled for publication in late 2017.
The author is Jesse Fink, who also wrote about Angus and Malcolm in 2015, called The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC. Fink hints that Last Highway will focus on the story of Bon’s years in America, 1977-79, and his mysterious death in England in 1980.
Referring to Scott’s death as “the Da Vinci Code of rock,” the press release announcing The Last Highway vows to separate fact from myth in the singer’s growing legacy, and pinpoints the heart of Fink’s book as the story of the “special — and unlikely — friendship between an Australian rock star and an alcoholic Texan troublemaker.” Readers can expect a story that sprawls from Austin in 1977 through Scott’s 1980 death in London, a time period that saw AC/DC’s commercial fortunes rise even as they dealt with behind-the-scenes strain.
In addition to the background information while writing The Youngs, the new book draws on interviews with people from Scott’s personal life, and from newly unearthed documents and photos to provide new information about Bon’s last hours to solve the mystery of how he died”.
Bon: The Last Highway: The Untold Story of Bon Scott and AC/DC’s Back in Black is scheduled for a U.S. release on November 7th. The pre-order through Amazon HERE.