Former AC/DC Bassist MARK EVANS Talks About 'Dirty Deeds' Book (Video)

On August 17, former AC/DC bassist Mark Evans made an appearance at Berkelouw Books in Newtown, Sydney, Australia to answer questions about his new book, "Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside AC/DC". You can now watch video footage of his appearance in three parts below.

Mark Evans recently spoke to Australia's long-running rock radio station Triple M about his new book, "Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside AC/DC".

When asked for his favorite story about late AC/DC singer Bon Scott, Mark recently told Australia's long-running rock radio station Triple M, "We were touring Europe and supporting BLACK SABBATH.

"If you wanna be on the road with two bands, I'd go on the road with AC/DC and BLACK SABBATH, particularly when you've got both Bon Scott and Ozzy Osbourne in front of both bands! It was entertaining.

"[Bon and I] were in Paris having a few drinks and a few more and we had roasted ourselves pretty severely over a couple of days. We caught up with a couple of French ladies and everything was good in our world.

"[We're] wedged on this balcony [overlooking Paris] with a bottle of red and I give Bon an elbow into the ribs, gloating 'how good is this!' Bon's peering out at the Eiffel Tower, rocking back and forwards. He then turns and says 'Mark, there's a tower just like that in Paris.'"

Regarding how things ended between him with AC/DC, Mark said, "I got fired from the band [and] it was like getting kicked out of the gang. It was equal parts feeling betrayed but also relieved to know you were out of the pressure cooker. So it cut both ways.

"It was a band meeting. The writing was on the [wall] when they sat me down and said, 'Mark, this meeting is about you.' But I have a philosophical view on it. If I was the right guy for the band, I'd still be there."

The final cover image for the North American edition of "Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside AC/DC" can be seen below. The first-ever book by a member of Bon Scott-era AC/DC is due in November from Bazillion Points books and is now available for pre-order at

Mark Evans recorded countless rock anthems with AC/DC on the groundbreaking releases "High Voltage", "TNT", "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap", "Let There Be Rock", and the '74 "Jailbreak" EP.

At nineteen years old in 1975, Mark Evans joined AC/DC, one of the hardest-working and loudest barroom bands in Australia. In the next few years AC/DC recorded a string of bestselling albums, and Mark found himself headlining world tours and living the life of a bona fide rock star. His memoir, "Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside of AC/DC", is the first bio written by a band insider during the early years, giving insight into the struggles and camaraderie that fueled the rise of hard rock's most successful group. His likeable stories capture the energy and essence of Malcolm Young, Angus Young, Phil Rudd, and the late Bon Scott. Rock and roll icons like George Harrison, Gene Simmons, Phil Lynott, Alice Cooper, Ronnie Wood, Ahmet Ertegun, and members of METALLICA feature as well.


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