The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop – Second Edition has been completely revised and updated, featuring 160+ new entries. It is the most comprehensive guide to the bands and artists who moulded the shape of Australian popular music from 1956 to 2016. Arranged alphabetically for easy reference, the book will appeal to both the dedicated fan and casual reader. Containing over 1,000 entries, from AC/DC and The Avalanches, from Olivia Newton-John to Guy Sebastian and on to You Am I and Zoot, this is a book crammed with a mixture of facts and opinion. It includes biographical information, line-up details, record releases, career highlights and album discographies, as well as an authoritative critique on each artist’s career. This is an essential work of reference for anyone who has loved Australian popular music. Ian McFarlane has been writing about Australian music since 1984.