Former AC/DC bassist Mark Evans has written an autobiography including stories about his days in the band. Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside of AC/DC, set for an October release, will be the first book written by an insider about the band’s classic years with singer Bon Scott. Evans uses the opportunity to recount stories of the people around him at the time, including Malcolm Young, Angus Young, George Harrison, Gene Simmons, Phil Lynott, Ahmet Ertegun and others.
Evans was in the group from 1975 to 1977, during which time he recorded such iconic hits as “TNT,” “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap,” “Let There Be Rock,” and “High Voltage.” After arguments with guitarist Angus Young, he was eventually replaced with Cliff Williams, who plays bass with the band to this day.
Nonetheless, Evans explains his AC/DC days were full of determination, especially in establishing the group as world class rockers.
“The aggressive attitude that AC/DC had towards Australian bands continued when we shifted overseas,” he writes. “The world’s bigger bands became our new targets… We saw a few of the so-called headline acts and straight away knew that we had nothing to fear.”