July 21st, 2012:
AC/DC THE WINE - EXCLUSIVE RELEASE IN NORTH AMERICA!
AC/DC Fans- AC/DC The Wine is finally here in the USA! For a limited time only, you can now order and own the unique collectible AC/DC wines through Vinport at this special offer link!
This fantastic collection of AC/DC Wine is imported directly from Australia (Warburn Estate) and for a VERY LIMITED TIME ONLY is being offered through Vinport for a special price. Remember, quantities are limited so be sure to get yours soon!
The varieties available:
2011 AC/DC - Australia Back in Black Shiraz
2011 AC/DC - Australia Highway to Hell Cabernet Sauvignon
2011 AC/DC - Australia Thunderstruck Chardonnay
2010 AC/DC - New Zealand Hells Bells Sauvignon Blanc
Or you can go 'ALL OUT' with this exclusive "ULTIMATE ROCKER COLLECTION"...
The Ultimate Rocker collection is for the ultimate AC/DC fan!
3 bottles of each varietal of AC/DC The Wine for a case of wine that can keep rocking all night long:
3x Highway to Hell Cabernet Sauvignon
3x Thunderstruck Chardonnay
3x Hells Bells Sauvignon Blanc
3x Back in Black Shiraz
July 9th, 2012: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BON! Gone but not forgotten. WE SALUTE YOU!
May 19th, 2012: HAPPY BIRTHDAY PHIL RUDD! CHEERS!
May 17th, 2012: Our Mark Evans Book contest for "DIRTY DEEDS: MY LIFE INSIDE/OUTSIDE OF AC/DC" has ended. Congratulations to the winners! Nate, Virginia, & Corey! The publisher will be dispatching your copies to you soon! and thanks to all who entered!
March 31st, 2012: HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGUS YOUNG! WE SALUTE YOU!!
March 24th, 2012: VINCE LOVEGROVE was killed in a car accident in NSW, Australia late on Saturday night, March 24th. Vincent was known as the lead singer of the Australian 1960's pop group The Valentines alongside Bon Scott who shared vocal duties with him, a noted rock journalist, music manager, and AIDS activist. Vince was good friends with Bon and eventually led to Bon's first introduction to AC/DC. I had the pleasure of interviewing Vince for this website many years ago (2001) and had kept up correspondence over the years. He was always a very friendly, down to earth and good natured person, always taking the time to give his extra input or advice. This is an unfortunate tragedy and he will definitely be missed. R.I.P. Vince Lovegrove.
The Valentines circa 1969. Vince Lovegrove (Right). Bon Scott (2nd from left).
March 22nd, 2012: HAPPY BIRTHDAY HARRY VANDA! Cheers!
March 21st, 2012: TREASURES OF AC/DC hard cover (64 pages) book coming November 2012. (Sterling/Carlton) ISBN: 1-4549-0363-5 Author: Chris Ingham (Contributions & Illustrations: Bill Voccia)
No band rocks harder than AC/DC. They have streets named after them, they were inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003, and Back in Black is one of the bestselling albums of all time. Treasures of AC/DC tells their amazing story and looks at the group's discography, from 1974's groundbreaking High Voltage to 2008's hugely popular Black Ice. With superb photographs and removable facsimile memorabilia--including rare festival programs, tickets, backstage passes, posters, and more--this is a must-have for every AC/DC fan!
March 20th, 2012: Mark Evans Book contest has been extended! Contest deadline is MARCH 31st. Simply answer the one trivia question on the contest page via email to enter yourself for a chance to win a copy of Mark's new book "Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside Of AC/DC" direct from the publisher, Bazillion Points Books!" GOOD LUCK!
March 8th, 2012: Brand new contest! The AC/DC Highway To Hell site is proud to announce a brand new contest! Here's your chance to win a copy of Mark Evans' new book "Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside Of AC/DC" direct from the publisher, Bazillion Points Books! Visit the CONTEST page to enter!
March 2nd, 2012: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK EVANS!
AND...STAY TUNED for a brand new contest/give away to win a copy of Mark's new book "Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside Of AC/DC"! Details to follow shortly!
February 19th, 2012: 32 years ago today ROCK 'N ROLL, music, and the world lost its greatest EVER frontman, singer, and rocker. We salute you BON! R.I.P. mate.
February 17th, 2012: ALL NEW MARK EVANS interview now available in the INTERVIEWS section! Check it out, and STAY TUNED for an upcoming CONTEST/GIVEAWAY to win a copies of Mark's brand new book "Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside Of AC/DC" by Mark Evans! Thanks again for the interview Mark!
February 15th, 2012: AC/DC's IRON MAN 2 album has just been certified GOLD by the RIAA for excess of 500,000 copies sold in the United States. Congrats to the boys! And likely if the RIAA intends on further updating their analysis, they should notice a number of other AC/DC titles that should also be up for re-certification including AC/DC LIVE, AC/DC LIVE COLLECTORS EDITION, BACK IN BLACK, and possibly 3-4 other AC/DC titles as well....and of course their top selling artists list.
February 10th, 2012: STERN PINBALL AC/DC Pinball game variations revealed!
Pro Version: $5699 MSRP
Premium Version: $7699 MSRP
Limited Edition Version: $8499 MSRP
(Let There Be Rock & Back In Black versions LTD ED only) Back In Black LTD ED version will be limited to only 300 machines made. Let There Be Rock LTD ED version will be limited to only 200 machines made.
February 8th, 2012: AC/DC Wine is coming to the UK. Laithwaites Wines which are based in the UK, Hong Kong and Australia will be launching two varieties of the AC/DC Wines "Hells Bells Sauvignon Blanc 2011" and "Back In Black Shiraz 2011" in the UK. The AC/DC wines are also expected to be released in the USA at some point as well, however there is no confirmed release date or press release at this time.
For further information and availability of the AC/DC wines in the UK please visit http://www.laithwaites.co.uk/
February 6th, 2012: AC/DC BOOTLEG "DIRTY BIG BALLS" (Ltd Edition Gatefold double LP colored vinyl version, ltd 30 copies) has sold on Ebay for a whopping $1805 USD!!! .... Impressive price for an unofficial/bootleg vinyl record. Should certainly heighten the values of official ultra-rarities if they turn up on auction...
Stay Tuned for a brand new MARK EVANS interview coming very soon!...
January 23rd, 2012:
AC/DC's Australian Family Jewels Exhibition will be traveling to the USA and showing at the EMP museum in Seattle, Washington from April 28, 2012-September 29, 2012.
For further information: http://www.empmuseum.org and http://www.acdcfamilyjewels.com/
AC/DC Hot Wheels "High
Voltage" Hauler As part of the Nostalgic Brands Hot Wheels "Tour Rides"
Hauler collection, there is an official AC/DC "High Voltage" hauler
available. Also in this series are haulers for Kiss, Joan Jett, The Who, and Ozzy Osbourne.
January 18th, 2012: AC/DC Pinball Machine officially released by the world's only maker of arcade pinball games, Stern Pinball.
Official Press Release:
Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s only maker of real pinball games, announced today the availability of the AC/DC pinball machine. The newest addition to the iconic Stern collection honors one of the most legendary rock and roll bands the world has ever seen. The AC/DC pinball machine allows players to experience the power of rock and roll with their own two hands.
Players will be able to rock out to 12 classic AC/DC hits including “Back in Black,” “Highway to Hell” and “You Shook Me All Night Long.” Other exciting game features include two separate ramps, a lower play field, ball shooting cannon, eight drop targets, a mechanized Hell’s Bell and animations of the AC/DC band. Players can also join the party with a TNT detonator and the Devil’s Jukebox. This tribute to one of rock and roll’s most memorable bands pushes the auditory limits with its sound, style and infectious riffs. The AC/DC machine is designed to rock.
"The combination of classic rock and pinball can’t go wrong,” said Gary Stern, founder, CEO and chairman of Stern Pinball. “The music and play of the AC/DC machine delivers nothing less than the ultimate rock experience that both AC/DC fans and pinball players can appreciate.”
The AC/DC game continues both the Stern Pinball and the Stern family tradition of producing quality pinball machines for young and old. The company traces its lineage to Philadelphia in the 1930s when Sam Stern entered the business of operating pinball games. Stern passed his lifelong enthusiasm for the game and the business of pinball to his son Gary Stern who founded Stern Pinball. Today pinball remains one of America’s favorite pastimes.
An unstoppable force in rock and roll, AC/DC’s last studio album Black Ice was released globally in October 2008 and debuted at #1 in 31 countries. AC/DC spent the next 20 months crisscrossing the planet and playing to over 5 million people on their hugely successful Black Ice World Tour. AC/DC’s intense live performances and innovative guitar driven music are at the core of the band’s 30-year legacy of great rock and roll music.
Pricing and Availability:
The AC/DC pinball machine is available today from $5699 - $8499.
Pro Version: $5699 MSRP
Premium Version: $7699 MSRP
Limited Edition Version: $8499 MSRP
To learn more about The AC/DC pinball machine and Stern Pinball, visit www.sternpinball.com.
January 10th, 2012: AC/DC's first ever single "Can I Sit Next To You Girl" b/w "Rockin' In The Parlour" (Albert AP-10551) released in Australia only in 1974 and features original pre-Bon Scott singer Dave Evans on lead vocals has sold on Ebay for a whopping $1225! The single is rare and highly sought after by collectors, and has become more difficult to find over the years.
Buyers beware, however! There have been counterfeit copies of this single floating around for sale online, so don't be fooled. Do your research so you know you are getting an original before buying!
January 6th, 2012: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MALCOLM YOUNG!! WE SALUTE YOU!
January 5th, 2012:
Brian Johnson and Austin Hatcher Foundation are set to kick off their "HIGHWAY TO HELP" campaign this weekend starting tomorrow night (Friday Jan 6th) through January 8th. The campaign, which aims to raise $1million for families affected by pediatric cancer by the end of the 50th anniversary running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona on January 28-29, is also supported by Predator Performance and Allegra Motorsports.
Throughout both the test session and the race, fans will be encouraged to text “2232” to 501501 to donate $10 to the Austin Hatcher Foundation. Fans can also purchase a special $59 Predator Performance/50+ Racing ticket package for the race, with a portion of the proceeds from each ticket benefiting the Austin Hatcher Foundation. Highway to Help will be promoted during the race through a 24-hour radio campaign sponsored by Clear Channel and Chattanooga’s Rock 105.
Fans are encouraged to begin participating in the $1million Highway to Help campaign today by texting “2232” to 501501 to donate $10, or visiting hatcherfoundation.org/highwaytohelp to make a donation of any amount.
To stay updated on all the latest news in the Highway to Help campaign, like the Austin Hatcher Foundation on Facebook or follow @austinhatcherfo on Twitter.
December 14th, 2011: HAPPY BIRTHDAY CLIFF WILLIAMS!! CHEERS!
December 10th, 2011: Phil Rudd has listed 2 of his properties for sale in Tauranga New Zealand. The amazing waterfront house is divided into two separate units, both with 2 levels and their own titles with a value of $4.05 million. The properties are listed with LJ Hooker.
December 1st, 2011: WELCOME TO THE ALL-NEW REDESIGNED ACDCCOLLECTOR.COM WEBSITE! .......... WE SALUTE YOU!
November 22nd, 2011: Long time die hard AC/DC Fans Matteo Abruzzo and Stonebreaker have put together the ultimate AC/DC coffee table photo book. The book, available now is titled "AC/DC Fantography- from Hammersmith to Bilbao 2003-2010" and features photographs from 30 concerts from around the world taken by these two fans, many have never before been published. The book is also a limited edition run of 666 copies. The 112 page hard cover book with 150 AC/DC photos is hand numbered and signed and available directly at the authors website for 39 Euros plus shipping:
Check out the PROMOTIONAL VIDEO for this new AC/DC Fantography photobook on youtube. Well worth the $ and the collectible value of this book. If you're on this website, then you're likely an AC/DC collector and die-hard AC/DC fan. In either or both cases, this book is a must-have for any true AC/DC fan!
November 14th, 2011: AC/DC Pinball Rocks! is now officially available! The brand new video game app available from Sony Music Entertainment is now available from the apple itunes store
The game is developed by Gameprom and available for $2.99
Now we need an ANDROID version.
November 6th, 2011: HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGE YOUNG! And many many more! We Salute You!
October 27th, 2011: Brian Johnson's "Highway To Help"... Brian will be raising money for pediatric cancer via the internet and a "TEXT to give" campaign for the Austin Hatcher Foundation. Brian will be in the following races through January 2012 to help raise funds for families affected by pediatric cancer.
Oct 27-30 Savannah
Nov 10-13 Daytona HSR
Dec 2-4 Sebring Bobby Rahal vintage race series
Jan 26-30 Daytona 24 hours
Brian had originally been scheduled for his book tour in support of the audio version of his "Rockers & Rollers" book which was intended for several US dates in February 2012 as a night of story telling by Brian, accompanied by music (with members of Skid Row). These dates have currently been canceled due to a necessary wrist surgery that Brian must undergo following completion of his races in January. Best wishes for a speedy recovery Brian!
Also be sure to check out Brian's new website www.brianjohnsonracing.com
October 5th, 2011: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRIAN JOHNSON! CHEERS MATE!
September 19th, 2011: Review of the all new Mark Evans book "Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside AC/DC" now posted in the reviews section! The book will be available in North America this November, and pre-orders can be placed (for customers worldwide) directly on the publishers website, Bazillion Points Publishing.
September 12th, 2011: AC/DC's Family Jewels exhibiton will be traveling to Scotland and will be showing at the Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow beginning on September 17 and showing through February 12, 2012 before being transported to the USA (Seatlle, WA).
Glasgow Museum website for details!
September 6th, 2011: Phil Rudd will be opening is very own restaurant in New Zealand. The Harbour Bridge Marina in Phil's home town of Tauranga will also now be the new home for Phil's restaurant "Phil's Place" which will feature steak and seafood. The endeavor is something that Phil has envisioned for some time and he has now taken the step to making his dream happen. The grand opening of the restaurant is expected to be attended by many of Phil's closest friends, rock 'n roll celebreties, and of course his band mates in AC/DC. "If they don't dress up, they're not getting in" says Phil.
The restauarant is not going to be AC/DC-Themed, aside from one of his original Sonor drum kits which will be fixed above the entrance. Helicopters will however play a part in the decorating he says.
August 30th, 2011: R.I.P. Isa Scott.
Bon Scott's Mother, Isabelle (Isa) Scott passed away at the age of 92. Condolences goes out from the "AC/DC Highway To Hell" site to the Scott family. Isa and her husband Chick (Charles Scott) immigrated from Scotland to Australia in 1952 with their 2 sons Bon (Ronald) and Derek. A year later, they moved to Western Australia with a 3rd son Graeme.
August 20th, 2011:
The brand new memior penned by form AC/DC bass player MARK EVANS is due to hit U.S. shelves this November. The book is already released in Australia and has been well received by critics and fans. Mark was the bassist of AC/DC from 1975-1977 and played on some of the bands top rated albums "T.N.T." ("High Voltage" worldwide), "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap", and "Let There Be Rock" before being replaced by Cliff Williams in 1977.
The book, titled "Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside AC/DC" is being released by Bazillion Points books. The book can be ordered directly from Bazillion Points at this location.
The Australian edition of the book:
August 10th, 2011: HAVE A DRINK ON ME! AC/DC have teamed up with Warburn Estate Wineries in NSW, Australia for an exclusive AC/DC-Wine. The wine will be available in 4 different varieties: “AC/DC Back in Black Shiraz” (2010 750mL Dry Red)) “AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long Moscato” (2011 750mL Sweet White), “AC/DC Highway to Hell Cabernet Sauvignon” (2008 750mML Dry Red) and “AC/DC Hells Bells Sauvignon Blanc” (2010 750mL Dry White). The wines have been sourced from the Australian regions of Barossa and Coonawarra. The wines are sold by the bottle, or are available in a 6 bottle case.
August 1st, 2011: Our LET THERE BE ROCK DVD Giveaway contest & our ROCKERS & ROLLERS BRIAN JOHNSON AUTOGRAPHED BOOK Giveaway contests are both now closed. Congratulations to the winners, winners will be contacted via e-mail soon!
July 26th, 2011: NEW BOOK "AC/DC NO NONSENSE WEBZINE BACKISSUES". I fondly remember this website, which was definitely one of my favorite AC/DC sites on the internet, always informative with interesting stories and facts. The website has since closed its doors, but you can now own these fantastic stories in the new book now available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble "AC/DC No Nonsense Webzine Backissues"
For over a decade No Nonsense AC/DC Webzine was one of the most popular websites related to the Australian hardrockers AccaDacca. The webzine had loads and loads of interesting stories, memories, photos and interviews - by the fans for the fans. The site is now taken offline, but the saga lives on - this new book gathers the stories from the 15 issues of No Nonsense AC/DC Webzine.
"I think I've learned more about the band than I ever did. There are some great memories for me also." - Brian Johnson about No Nonsense AC/DC Webzine - Back Issues.
Available on internet near you. Hard copy from Amazon (amazon.com) or Barnes & Noble (bn.com), or free online copy from your favorite search engine.
Online edition can be downloaded from here
Amazon: BUY IT
Barnes & Noble: BUY IT
July 25th, 2011: 31 years ago today AC/DC released "BACK IN BLACK" which would go on to become the world's biggest and best selling rock album of all time! It is also arguably one of the greatest and epic rock 'n roll albums ever recorded, a timeless masterpiece.
July 21st, 2011: There's still some time left to enter our our current running contests! Visit the contests page for your chance to enter to win one of these great give aways! - AC/DC "Let There Be Rock" DVD or an autographed copy of Brian Johnson's "Rockers And Rollers" book! The contests close on July 31st!
Also, check out the Reviews page for a brand new review for the AC/DC "Let There Be Rock" DVD.
July 20th, 2011: "Rock and Roll Kárhozat" by Tibor Csorba. Brand new AC/DC book released in Hungary. The book is in the Hungarian language only, and is available to fans and collectors interested in purchasing a copy of this book.
* Price: 3000 Huf
* Page: 400 page
* Publishing Year: 2011
* ISBN: 978-963-08-1462-1
* Publisher: Underground Kiadó
The book contains:
Stories, anecdotes, attack, awards, successes, failures and record companies, colleagues and former and present members through interviews, as a fan and he sees the band's career for nearly four decades in the border.
A few sentences in the prologue:
"It was happened in the early '80s, when the majority of my friends have liked the hard rock music and they tried to like it me with songs of famous/current bands - Maiden, Scorpions, Judas Priest, Motörhead, Kiss. But this time of the possibilities and the technique - MK 25 or 27 - so the uptakes copied many times sounded very badly I lost my enthusiasm for it, instead, I wondered how unenjoyable things to listen to.
When the cinemas started playing the movie of ACDC, Let There Be Rock ! , went to the cinema because I was very curious, and I looked at different movie-style music as well.
When I first heard of the Live Wire bass introduction, it was a strong influence upon me as before, any kind of music, and since then so I wonderis this film all the way to the end. When the movie was over, I bought my ticket to the cinema next and the next few weeks I watched it about 15 times. Sometimes I took my tape recorder to record my songs and spokeninterviews.
Then there was no stopping me, I became a rabid fan/fanatical collector, Iwas interesting in all that the band was about."
How to order:
Send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, and you have to write the
* the title of the book : Rock And Roll Kárhozat
* complete address (if receiving postal)
* ask for an invoice if you need it
Further information here.
July 14th, 2011: USAopoly has revealed that the upcoming AC/DC Monopoly game (slated for an August release) will contain it's corresponding BOARDWALK and PARK PLACE properties as "AC/DC LANE (Melbourne Australia)" (Boardwalk) and "Calle de AC/DC, Madrid, Spain" (Park Place). The rest of the properties will be named after AC/DC albums.
July 6th, 2011:
ACDCCOLLECTOR.COM is giving away FIVE copies of the brand new AC/DC DVD "LET THERE BE ROCK" (Warner Home Video) AND SIX autographed copies of Brian Johnson's new book ROCKERS & ROLLERS A FULL THROTTLE MEMOIR!
VISIT THE CONTESTS PAGE FOR CONTEST DETAILS AND TO ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!!
June 14th, 2011: Stay Tuned for a great fan contest/give-away! THE AC/DC HIGHWAY TO HELL site will be giving away FIVE copies of the brand new WB AC/DC DVD "Let There Be Rock"! 5 lucky winners will have a chance to win, so stay tuned for info about this contest to be announced in the next few days. In the meantime, check out the DVD & BLU-RAY as well as the Collector Edition DVD packages below!
June 11th, 2011: AC/DC "LET THERE BE ROCK" For the first time ever finally available on DVD and BLU-RAY!
RELEASED ON JUNE 7th, ROCK MUSIC LEGENDS TAKE THE STAGE IN AN EPIC CONCERT PERFORMANCE AS WARNER HOME VIDEO RELEASESAC/DC: LET THERE BE ROCK ON BLU-RAY AND DVD ON JUNE 7, 2011!
Lead Singer Bon Scott's Final Filmed Live Concert Comes to Blu-Ray and DVD For the First Time Fully Remastered with All 13 Power-Driven Song Performances
Limited Collector's Edition Blu-Ray & DVD Combo Pack with Over 95 Minutes of Extra Content, Collectible Packaging and Keepsake Premium Items also Available!
You can ORDER AC/DC "LET THERE BE BE ROCK" DVD, COLLECTOR EDITION DVD OR BLU-RAY HERE
BURBANK, CA (April 13, 2011) – The tragic death of Bon Scott, AC/DC's flamboyant front-man in early 1980 sent shockwaves throughout the rockmusiccommunity. At the time no one could imagine a 1979 Paris concert would be the last filmed live concert of the hallowed singer's career but he left the stage that night with the rest of the band leaving it all out there as he had done so many times before for millions of fans. Now for the first time
everon Blu-ray and DVD, Warner Home Video (WHV) is getting set to celebrate
one of the greatest performers and legendary rock bands of all-time by releasing AC/DC – Let There Be Rock on June 7, 2011 to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the theatrical release. This legendary concert film
showcases the power and precision the group brought to the stage that night during the Australian hard rock band's "Highway To Hell" tour.
AC/DC:LetThere Be Rock DVD will be available for $21.95 SRP and AC/DC: Let There Be Rock: Limited Collector's Edition will be available on DVD for $39.99 SRP and Blu-ray/DVD combo pack for $44.98 SRP. Order due date is May 3, 2011.
AC/DC – Let There Be Rock is fully remastered and available onDVD and Blu-Ray for the first time with all 13 song performances, including classics such as "Whole Lotta Rosie", "High Voltage", "Highway To Hell", and the epic anthem "Let There Be Rock". Lead guitarist Angus Young takes center stage in his trademark school-boy uniform and captures the audience with his energetic antics and frenetic solos. The film contains interview segments and humorous backstage footage of these hard rock pioneers,especially those last interviews with Scott. This DVD release will be a great opportunityfor fans of all ages to relive one of the greatest performances by one of the most decorated rock bands in history.
The Collector's Edition, limited at only 90k copies, comes in a collectible steel case, includes keepsake premium items and contains over an hour of newly added bonus features. Celebrity interviews include Rick Allen (Def Leppard), Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Billy Corgan (The Smashing Pumpkins), The Donnas, Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead) and more.
"AC/DC is one of the most iconic bands in rock music history and WHV is proud to showcase their legendary 1979 Paris concert on Blu-Ray and DVD for the first time ever," said Rosemary Markson, Vice-President of TV and Special Interest Marketing. "Warner Home Video is thrilled to bring this incredible show to AC/DC and rock fans, including a special limited collector's edition version with over an hour of never-before-seen bonus featuresand much more."
DVD Track Listing :
• "Live Wire"
• "Shot Down In Flames"
• "Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be"
• "Sin City"
• "Wall All Over You"
• "Bad Boy Boogie"
• "The Jack"
• "Highway To Hell"
• "Girls Got Rhythm"
• "High Voltage"
• "Whole Lotta Rosie"
• "Let There Be Rock"
Collector's Edition Bonus Features:
• AC/DC: The Bedrock of Riff: No one has mastered the basic DNA of Riff Rock as successfully as AC/DC. Explore Angus and Malcolm Young's telepathic groove and the four-on-the-floor swing of Phil Rudd.
• Angus Young: A True Guitar Monster: Angus Young's transformation from diminutive schoolboy to raging rock monster electrifies the masses. Find out what makes this time bomb tick.
• Bon Scott: The Pirate of Rock 'n' Roll: Bon Scott was the ringleade rof the AC/DC show, balancing his screaming sexuality with a rakish charm. Get a glimpse into the life of a classic Rock 'n' Roll pirate.
• AC/DC: A Rock Solid Legacy: From bar band to arena rock, AC/DC stuck to their guns and shot their way to the top. Fellow rockers and journalists chart AC/DC's ascent into the Pantheon of Rock Gods in rock 'n' roll history.
• Loud, Locked & Loaded: The Rites of Rock: Seasoned rockers, actors and journalists recollect their rite of passage as early witnesses to the raw, bone rattling rock of AC/DC.
• 6 Song-Specific Interviews
• Blu-ray Playlist: Your favorite performances in your favorite order (**BD Only)
June 6th, 2011: FIRST EVER AC/DC TRIBUTE FESTIVAL IN LATIN AMERICA- LIMA PERU, JUNE 25TH, 2011!!
On the 25th of June this year, the very first AC/DC Tribute Festival will be held in South America, taking place at Estadio Monumental. The venue will host the very best international AC/DC Tribute bands: AC/DShe (California, USA), LIVE WIRE (New York, USA), and Highway To Hell (Florida, USA & UK), as well as local hot shots Crazy Dizzy (from PERU).
he show will be produced with cutting-edge technology and will include special effects such as a 5-meter Hell’s Bells replica, an inflatable real-size Rosie, a dozen Angus clones as well as spectacular fireworks. AC/DC Tribute Fest Peru is also the official local launch event for the “Live at River Plate” DVD.
The AC/DC Tribute Fest Peru is the kick-off for a grass-root campaign to bring AC/DC to Lima, Peru on their next world tour. Peru was not part of the Black Ice tour despite a huge local AC/DC fan base, which is desperate to see their idols live in action.
More than 10,000 fans are expected to pay their tribute to the greatest Rock’n’Roll band ever. During the festival, fans will be able to sign a giant Peruvian flag to salute the band and express their desire for an AC/DC concert in Peru. This flag will serve as tangible proof of Peruvian fan enthusiasm as well as a warm and passionate invitation to Angus & Co to come and perform in Peru.
Additional information on www.tributefest.com.pe or Facebook (“Tribute Fest AC/DC”)
May 28th, 2011: BRIAN JOHNSON - ROCKERS & ROLLERS USA release! Brian Johnson turned up in New York City, Long Island New York (Huntington), and Ridgewood New Jersey this week for a rare in-store appearance to meet and greet with fans, signing copies of his new book (Harper Collins release).
Brian mentioned that he would be heading to London to meet with the band to discuss future plans for AC/DC, and they've hinted that they will be working on a new album and tour again in the next couple of years!
Order your copy today!
May 19th, 2011: HAPPY BIRTHDAY PHIL RUDD!
April 12th, 2011: OFFICAL AC/DC CONTEST! - ENTER TO WIN a trip to LONDON, UK to see the world premiere of AC/DC LIVE AT RIVER PLATE showing at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo on May 6th!
On Friday May 6, 2011 AC/DC devotees from all over the globe will descend upon London’s legendary HMV Hammersmith Apollo for the exclusive world premiere of AC/DC Live At River Plate and we want YOU to be there.
Five lucky winners and a guest will be flown to London to experience the thunderous excitement and intensity of AC/DC Live At River Plate on the UK’s largest movie screen (roughly the equivalent of 4 double decker buses stacked)!
To enter, submit your best AC/DC fan photo, either from the Black Ice Tour or showing off your AC/DC fan pride! Winners will be announced on AC/DC.com live the first week of May!
March 31st, 2011: HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGUS!!! You're the best of the best, mate! We salute you!! Cheers!
March 8th, 2011: New AC/DC DVD/Blu-Ray "LIVE AT RIVER PLATE" announced!
Expected to be released on May 10th, 2011, AC/DC's anticpated new DVD release from the "BLACK ICE" tour titled "LIVE AT RIVER PLATE" will be released.
You can pre-order the special DVD/T-shirt Package, the DVD, and the Blu-Ray here. ALL pre-orders include a free limited edition poster!
You can also check out the trailer for the DVD at this location!
AC/DC Live At River Plate, a definitive live concert DVD documenting AC/DC’s massive Black Ice World Tour, will be available for purchase on Tuesday May 10, 2011. Shot in December of 2009, AC/DC Live At River Plate marks AC/DC’s triumphant return to Buenos Aires where nearly 200,000 fans, and 3 sold-out shows, welcomed the band back after a 13 year absence from Argentina. This stunning live footage of AC/DC underscores what Argentina’s Pagina 12 newspaper reported by saying “no one is on the same level when it comes to pure and clear Rock ‘n Roll.” Directed by David Mallet and produced by Rocky Oldham, AC/DC Live At River Plate was shot with 32 cameras entirely in HD. AC/DC Live At River Plate features 19 songs (110 minutes) as well as ‘behind the scenes’ footage of this massive production coming together among the excitement of anxious fans.
AC/DC Live At River Plate will be available on DVD, Blu-Ray and Ltd Edition collector’s edition with exclusive t-shirt. Additionally the DVD contains a bonus feature titled “The Fan, The Roadie, The Guitar Tech & The Meat,” features interviews with AC/DC, their crew and fans among the excitement of the shows and the city of Buenos Aires.
AC/DC Live At River Plate captures the intensity and power of the band’s critically acclaimed world tour in support of their most recent album Black Ice, which debuted at #1 in 31 countries. The Black Ice World tour took AC/DC on a 20 month trek around the globe playing to over 5 million fans in 108 cities in over 28 countries. The Black Ice World Tour earned AC/DC a Pollstar Award for Major Tour of the Year in 2010.
AC/DC Live At River Plate track listing is as follows:
1. Rock N Roll Train
2. Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be
3. Back In Black
4. Big Jack
5. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
6. Shot Down In Flames
8. Black Ice
9. The Jack
10. Hells Bells
11. Shoot To Thrill
12. War Machine
13. Dog Eat Dog
14. You Shook Me All Night Long
16. Whole Lotta Rosie
17. Let There Be Rock
18. Highway To Hell
19. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)
February 22nd, 2011: AC/DC will be releasing a new limited edition vinyl 7" single on April 16th 2011 "Shoot To Thrill" (live) /"War Machine" (live) both recorded in December 2009 at River Plate Stadium in Argentina during their "Black Ice" world tour.
February 19th, 2011: 31 years ago...RIDE ON BON. We Salute you!
February 11th, 2011: WARNER HOME VIDEO will be releasing the AC/DC "LET THERE BE ROCK" movie on DVD and Blu-Ray coming June 7th, 2011! It has been ages of waiting for ACCA DACCA fans hoping that this release would see the light of day. Unfortunately, it seems that it will only be the original movie footage and will not contain any of the other footage that was originally filmed (perhaps since lost?), but will include a variety of 3r party commentary/bonus footage.
Warner Home Video has announced AC/DC: Let There Be Rock for Blu-ray release on June 7, in a limited-edition BD/DVD combo pack in a 30th Anniversary Collector's Tin. This legendary concert film covers a 1979 Paris concert during the Australian heavy metal band's "Highway To Hell" tour. Interview segments and humorous backstage footage show another side to the musicians, especially AC/DC's flamboyant lead singer Bon Scott, who died two months after this filmed concert.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Live Wire
2. Shot Down in Flames
3. Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be
4. Sin City
5. Walk All over You
6. Bad Boy Boogie
7. The Jack
8. Highway to Hell
9. Girls Got Rhythm
10. High Voltage
11. Whole Lotta Rosie
13. Let There Be Rock
Special features include:
* Loud, Locked & Loaded: The Rites of Rock: Seasoned rockers, actors and journalists recollect their rite of passage as early witnesses to the raw, bone rattling rock of AC/DC.
* AC/DC: The Bedrock of Riff:No one has mastered the basic DNA of Riff Rock as successfully as AC/DC. Explore Angus and Malcolm Young's telepathic groove and the four-on-the-floor swing of Mark Rudd.
* Angus Young: A True Guitar Monster: Angus Young's transformation from diminutive schoolboy to raging rock monster electrifies the masses. Find out what makes this time bomb tick.
* Bon Scott: The Pirate of Rock 'n' Roll: Bon Scott was the ringleader of the AC/DC circus, balancing his screaming sexuality with a rakish charm. Get a glimpse into the life of a classic Rock 'n' Roll pirate.
* AC/DC: A Rock Solid Legacy: From bar band to arena rock, AC/DC stuck to their guns and shot their way to the top. Fellow rockers and journalists chart AC/DC's ascent into the Pantheon of Rock Gods in rock 'n' roll history.
* BD Playlist: your favorite songs in your favorite order
* 32-page tribute book by rock journalist Anthony Bozza (author of Why AC/DC Matters
* Exclusive souvenir guitar pick
* Collector card set featuring concert photos
January 6th, 2011: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MALCOLM YOUNG!! We Salute You mate!
December 14th 2010: HAPPY BIRTHDAY CLIFF WILLIAMS!!! Cheers mate!
November 9th 2010: Updated REVIEWS section! The brand new limited edition AC/DC BLACK ICE WORLD TOUR PHOTO BOOK by Matteo Abruzzo! Check it out!
November 6th 2010: HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGE! Cheers!
November 5th 2010: Congratulations to AC/DC for winning the "TOP BOX SCORE" award at the Billboard 2010 Touring Awards for their 3 shows at Sydney's ANZ Stadium, the highest attendance record set at this stadium ever. Certainly interesting why AC/DC weren't also awarded top DRAW and top TOUR for the incredible success of the "BLACK ICE" world tour 2008-2010. WE SALUTE YOU AC/DC!
October 20th 2010: Press Pass, Inc. have announced that they will be issuing AC/DC trading cards this November. The AC/DC trading cards will be composed of a 100 card base set that will include the beginnings of AC/DC's early start in 1973 all the way to their latest album and tour. The set will also include subsets for "It's A Long Way To The Top If You Wanna Rock N Roll", "Back In Black", "Thunderstruck", and "Rock 'N Roll Train", foil inserts: "For Those About To Rock We Salute You" and "Highway To Hell" and autographed memorabilia.
For further information: Press Pass Inc.
Today, October 20th, 2010 marks the two year anniversary of AC/DC's album "BLACK ICE". So grab a cold one, and crank up "War Machine", "Stormy May Day", "Rocking All The Way", "Rock N Roll Train", and any of the other fabulous tracks from this masterpiece album today and reminisce!
Speaking of reminiscing... I'm still searching for interested fans from around the world who wish to share their stories of AC/DC for my AC/DC project! I'm looking for the biggest and most dedicated AC/DC fanatics from around the globe who have interesting ACCA DACCA tales to share. Perhaps you play in one of the world's best AC/DC tribute bands? or perhaps you have one of the biggest AC/DC memorabilia collections? Perhaps you hung out at the bar with Bon at one of AC/DC's early gigs? perhaps you have seen AC/DC live more times than you can count? Perhaps you have some of the coolest AC/DC tattoos ever inked? whatever your story is, I would love to hear from you!!
October 15th 2010: AC/DC: High Voltage Rock 'N Roll The Ultimate Illustrated History, by Phil Sutcliffe is now officially released and available today! Be sure to pick up a copy of this excellent release! The book celebrates 4 decades of ass kickin' rock 'n roll from the world's greatest rock 'n roll band! It features expertly researched text, never before seen photos, rare collectibles, hand bills, backstage passes, and vinyl from around the world, and much much more!
MY NEW AC/DC PROJECT - LOOKING FOR FANS!... I am still searching for AC/DC FANS FROM AROUND THE WORLD for my new book project. Please contact me if you feel you are one of the world's biggest AC/DC fanatics or have some interesting AC/DC stories you would like to share!
The International AC/DC Fan meeting 2010 will take place tomorrow (October 16th 2010) in Geiselwind, Germany! For more information regarding this event please visit the website: http://www.acdc-fantreffen.com/
Daily-Dirt fan magazine (No. 22) is now available! And will sadly be the last issue of this great AC/DC fanzine from Germany. The magazine will be available for sale at the International AC/DC fan meeting, or you can order it through the Daily Dirt website. The price is 5 Euro's, and is the largest edition of the magazine ever, 224 pages, color cover and includes a poster and CD!
AC/DC have been nominated for "FAVORITE ALBUM SOUNDTRACK" for their IRON MAN 2 album for the AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS. Please vote for AC/DC if you haven't already! http://www.amavote.com
AC/DC have also been nominated for 3 different categories for the Billboard Touring Awards 2010! Top Tour (AC/DC Black Ice Tour), Top Draw, and Top Box Score for Anz Stadium, Sydney (Feb 18, 20, 22), and Etihad Stadium, Melbourne (Feb 11, 13, 15) (and the other nomination for Top Box Score is the Donington show, which AC/DC headlined!) There is no band more deserving (with all bias aside, honest) to receive all of the above awards for an amazing, ultra-awesome job well done for their massive BLACK ICE world tour, which is now the 2ND highest grossing world tour of ALL TIME! (Only after the Rolling Stones Biggest Bang tour which holds first place). Sorry U2, take the back seat...
Speaking of the BLACK ICE WORLD TOUR, AC/DC have topped POLLSTAR's new Top 100 "Third-Quarter Year-To-Date Worldwide Ticket Sales" list for 2010. In just 9 months, AC/DC's tour took the lead by a long shot at first place with their BLACK ICE Tour, selling a whopping 1,820,962 tickets! That's close to 2 million tickets sold, in just 9 months time! The top 10 of Pollstar's list are as follows:
01 AC/DC 1,820,962
02 Bon Jovi 1,368,734
03 Walking With Dinosaurs 1,115,098
04 Dave Matthews Band 1,070,024
05 The Black Eyed Peas 942,277
06 Tim McGraw 878,939
07 Michael Bublé 856,568
08 Brad Paisley 789,887
09 WWE 774,613
10 Lady Gaga 747,905
It's a long way to the top if you wanna rock 'n roll! ;-)
October 5th 2010: Happy Birthday BRIAN JOHNSON! Cheers mate!
AC/DC FANS FROM AROUND THE WORLD WANTED FOR AC/DC FAN-PROJECT!
Please contact me! I want to hear from the world's biggest AC/DC FANS, the most dedicated AC/DC Fanatics, the most extreme AC/DC Collectors, and any of you who feel that AC/DC is the ultimate band in the world and you are one of the worlds biggest fans and lovers of the band! My AC/DC book project due the end of this year will feature your AC/DC story and/or photos! The book has been in development for well over a year now and I've managed to make a large amount of progress on it, so now I need to hear from you...fellow AC/DC maniacs! Those interested in submissions, I'm looking for the following types of stories from the biggest AC/DC fanatics in the world: - How long you've been an AC/DC Fan and how you came to originally discover the band. -Why you feel that AC/DC are the greatest band to ever grace the planet -Fans with huge AC/DC collections -Fans who travel the world seeing AC/DC concerts and fans that have seen incredibly large amounts of concerts during their lives -Fans who have met Bon Scott -Fans with AC/DC Tattoos -Fans that run AC/DC websites/blogs/fan clubs and anyone else out there who feels they are the world's #1 AC/DC fan! CONTACT ME! Would love to hear from you! Still need to hear from the worlds biggest AC/DC fans from: Australia, New Zealand, Greece, Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, France, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Bulgaria, Poland, and many other countries worldwide!
October 4th 2010: It's been a while since the last update on the AC/DC HIGHWAY TO HELL! However, getting back into the swing of things after many months of a variety of other projects, including the all new official AC/DC website ACDC.com and the brand new book due out this month by Phil Sutcliffe AC/DC: High Voltage Rock 'N Roll The Ultimate Illustrated History, which is being issued by Voyageur press! More details on both of these below...
AC/DC's brand new official website ACDC.com (Sony /Columbia Records) has just been updated again with loads of brand new features and info! Including the new AC/DC Today section, a revamped AC/DC tour history section, AC/DC fan photos sections, a new AC/DC community section, AC/DC 101 and lots more, plus keep checking back for more updates daily! www.acdc.com the world's first and foremost #1 site for AC/DC fans worldwide!
AC/DC: High Voltage Rock 'N Roll The Ultimate Illustrated History, by Phil Sutcliffe is due for release this month and is available for pre-order from Borders, Amazon, and most other retailers & vendors worldwide. Be sure to grab a hold of this one, it's an awesome book, and details a lot of interesting AC/DC info inside! From the press release:
Available from Voyageur Press, “AC/DC: High-Voltage Rock ‘N’ Roll: The Ultimate Illustrated History” by Phil Sutcliffe follows the band from its roots in Sydney, Australia, to its most recent releases and sold-out world tours. No stone is left unturned, from the band’s formation and early gigs on the club circuit Down Under, to the 1980 death of singer Bon Scott and ultimately astounding worldwide success. Jam-packed with more than 400 illustrations—from handbills, posters, backstage passes, and vinyl from around the globe, as well as rare candid and performance photography—this massive contribution to the AC/DC library gives fans a all-access visual tour through almost four decades of unadulterated rock mastery. Additionally, sidebars and essays from top rock scribes examine all studio releases, document the band’s numerous personnel changes, and delve into the guitar gear of the Young brothers, while musicians past and present comment and reflect on the band’s lasting influence.Complete with a specially commissioned band history and discography, an afterword from Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, and a complete index, this book brings fans as close to the band as possible without a ticket.
For those who can’t get enough of the boys from Sydney, AC/DC: High-Voltage Rock ‘n’ Roll salutes you!
Jen Jewel Brown
ORDER THE BOOK AT AMAZON HERE
July 2010: AC/DC's BLACK ICE WORLD TOUR is now the 2nd highest grossing tour in MUSIC HISTORY! AC/DC's Black Ice world tour has grossed over $441 million and AC/DC have performed to close to 5 million fans through 168 shows around the world, making this tour not only AC/DC's biggest ever tour, but the world's highest grossing tour in music history after The Rolling Stones Bigger Bang tour(2005-2007) which grossed $558.3 million through 147 shows. This puts AC/DC's tour far past any tour by U2, Madonna, Bon Jovi, or any of the other bigger touring acts in music history! WE SALUTE YOU!!
April 30th 2010: AC/DC's IRON MAN 2 album is the #1 selling album in the world in one week of its release! According to worldmusic chart, which tallies all of the sales and charts from around the globe, AC/DC's brand new IRON MAN 2 is the best selling album in the world, coming it at #1 worldwide with over 200,000 copies sold in its first week!
Don't have your copy yet? BUY IT NOW!
The new album makes AC/DC's second #1 album in an only 18 month span! It remains #1 on the Irish charts for two weeks straight, and also comes in at #1 on the Swedish charts.
April 29th 2010: AC/DC's IRON MAN 2 album tops the charts around the world, scoring the #1 slot in 6 different countries worldwide in its first week of release!
New Zealand: #1
April 28th 2010:
Latest issue of MOJO magazine (UK) June 2010 issue AC/DC feature!
IRON MAN 2 IMAX CONTEST!
Check out the contest details here
April 27th 2010: AC/DC's IRON MAN 2 album worldwide chart positions!
New Zealand: #1 (certified Gold), UK: #1, Ireland: #1 , Germany #1, USA #4, Norway: #4, France: #5, Netherlands: #5, Finland: #14, Belgium: #22, Poland: #34
AC/DC's Brian Johnson to Pen Tracks for Indie Movie!
Brian is said to be writing songs for the upcoming indie movie "Doonby", starring John Schneider of Smallville and Robert Davi of Die Hard.
April 26th 2010: AC/DC's "Iron Man 2" debuts at #1 in the UK!! AC/DC's "Iron Man 2" album for the forthcoming Iron Man 2 movie debuts at #1 in the U.K. this week, giving the band their 10th top ten album, and 3rd #1 album in the U.K.
Also, 12 AC/DC albums in the UK's top 40 this week! #1, 7, 12, 13, 16, 21, 23, 25, 26, 27, 33, & 36!
April 23rd 2010: AC/DC and Iron Man Destroy Rochester Castle! Check out this amazing video here! BRAND NEW AC/DC "Highway To Hell" video also premieres today! This video footage is new and taken from the BLACK ICE tour fimed in Argentina! Check out the brand new HIGHWAY TO HELL video recorded live in Argentina on the BLACK ICE world tour here!
April 19th 2010: AC/DC's IRON MAN 2 Sound track now released!! BUY IT NOW!
April 15th 2010: BRAND NEW OFFICIAL AC/DC WEBSITE LAUNCHES!! Visit the all new ACDC.COM, Join the fan community for the GREATEST ROCK N ROLL BAND IN THE WORLD and check out the new site today!
April 8th 2010: AC/DC IRON MAN 2 SPRAYED GUITAR CONTEST! Your chance to win this awesome custom AC/DC IRON MAN 2 GIBSON SG! And some other great prizes! DETAILS HERE!
AC/DC IRON MAN 2 SWEEPSTAKES!
Enter the Iron Man 2 Movie Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to attend the Iron Man 2 premiere in Los Angeles on May 4th.
5 Runner Up winners will receive 2 VIP tickets to an advance screening in their nearest local market.
Entrants must be legal U.S. residents 21 years or older. ENTER HERE!
PLANET ROCK AC/DC Contest
In celebration of the release of AC/DC: IRON MAN 2, we have a stupendous giveaway for you.
For 10 days, starting on MONDAY 12 APRIL, we are giving away an entire AC/DC CD back catalogue every day. That's a set of TWENTY albums, from their debut record in the UK (HIGH VOLTAGE) to the brand new AC/DC: IRON MAN 2.
And then ONE lucky winner will bag themselves a truly fantastic prize - a pair of tickets to an exclusive screening of Iron Man 2 at Paramount’s London HQ PLUS a piece of framed and signed AC/DC: Iron Man 2 artwork PLUS the AC/DC back catalogue and Iron Man 2 album.
Here's the albums that you'll win:
Iron Man 2
Stiff Upper Lip
The Razor's Edge
Blow Up Your Video
Who Made Who
Fly On The Wall
Flick Of The Switch
For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)
Back In Black
Highway To Hell
If You Want Blood You've Got It
Let There Be Rock
Dirty Deeds Done Cheap
If you want swag, you got it.
Tune in from MONDAY 12 APRIL to find out how to win
March 31st 2010: In the beginning...back in 1955....
Happy birthday ANGUS!!!! Cheers to you! and heres to many many more! We salute you!!
March 23rd 2010: AC/DC confirmed for two additional dates for their BLACK ICE world tour: June 26th, 2010 in Sevilla Spain and June 28th, 2010 in Bilbao, Spain!
March 18th 2010: PRE-ORDER the new AC/DC IRON MAN 2 SOUNDTRACK and be entered to win an AC/DC autographed Gibson SG Guitar! You will also receive a special AC/DC Iron Man 2 lithograph with any orders from the IRON MAN 2 STORE!
CHECK OUT THE DETAILS HERE!
Enter To Win Tickets to See AC/DC Live In Vegas on April 9th!
AC/DC is performing in Sin City on April 9th, and now you have multiple chances to win a trip for two to go see them there. Check out the contests and sweepstakes below for info on how to win tickets and make sure to act fast because time is running out. Promotions end on March 25th.
- Show Us Your AC/DC Superhero
Visit Facebook.com/acdc and upload a photo or illustration of a superhero of your creation inspired by AC/DCs Music. More info.
- Super Hero Duckwalk
Visit twitvid.com/acdcironman2 and upload your best superhero duck walk video. Add @ac_dc #duckwalk in your tweet to enter the contest. More info.
- Marvel.com Iron Man 2 AC/DC Sweepstakes
Visit Marvel.com to enter the sweepstakes.
- Artistdirect.com Iron Man 2 AC/DC Sweepstakes
Visit Artistdirect.com to enter the sweepstakes.ter the sweepstakes.
February 1st 2010: Congratulations to AC/DC....winners of their LONG OVERDUE GRAMMY AWARD! Award goes to AC/DC for best hard rock performance for the song "WAR MACHINE". Congrats lads!
January 26th 2010: AC/DC IRON MAN 2 SOUND TRACK PRESS RELEASE!
'AC/DC: Iron Man 2' Album Forthcoming
Worldwide Video Premiere of "Shoot To Thrill" Today, January 26, 2010 at 10AM EST
AC/DC's Music to be featured in "IRON MAN 2";
Band to Release AC/DC: Iron Man 2 Album on Monday April 19, 2010
Los Angeles, CA. January 26, 2010 - Through a unique collaboration between Marvel Studios and Columbia Records, AC/DC's music will be featured in Marvel Studios' "IRON MAN 2," the sequel to the 2008 blockbuster film. In addition, Columbia Records will release the album AC/DC: Iron Man 2 on Monday, April 19, 2010. AC/DC: Iron Man 2, features 15 classic AC/DC songs selected from ten of the band's studio albums, ranging from 1976 to 2008. The complete track listing can be found below.
Pre-orders begin today, January 26th at Amazon.com for the deluxe version of AC/DC: Iron Man 2 - CD+DVD and two LP vinyl packages - and at Walmart.com for the AC/DC: Iron Man 2 CD. The film opens internationally beginning on April 28, 2010. In the U.S., the film will be distributed by Paramount Pictures and is scheduled for release on May 7, 2010.
The debut video from AC/DC: Iron Man 2 is AC/DC's classic album cut "Shoot To Thrill," which was filmed live last month in Buenos Aires during the band's highly acclaimed Black Ice World Tour, the second highest grossing world tour of 2009 according to concert industry trade publication Pollstar. The video also incorporates exclusive footage from "IRON MAN 2" and debuts worldwide today. Check www.acdc.com and www.marvel.com for more information. "Shoot To Thrill" was originally recorded for the band's 50-million selling album Back In Black, one of the best selling albums of all time.
"Jon Favreau's vision and passion for AC/DC's music blend seamlessly into this incredible film" said Steve Barnett, co-chairman of Columbia Records. "The music really underscores the high energy and excitement of the film."
"Music is an integral part of the Tony Stark and Iron Man experience, and we are pleased that Columbia and AC/DC are taking part in the franchise's phenomenon. Through this relationship, the band is delivering fans supercharged Iron Man branded music through all our combined consumer touch points, from the movie to retail outlets and even virally with the debut of the new video," said Tim Connors, Chief Operating Officer, Marvel Studios.
Jon Favreau returns to direct "IRON MAN 2," with Robert Downey Jr. reprising his starring role as the larger-than-life leading character, along with Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke and Samuel L. Jackson.
Based on Marvel's iconic Super Hero, "IRON MAN 2" continues the story of 2008's box office smash hit "IRON MAN," which grossed nearly USD 600 million worldwide, and was the first feature film produced independently by Marvel Studios. "IRON MAN 2" is being produced by Marvel Studios' President, Kevin Feige.
AC/DC: Iron Man 2 Track Listing:
1. Shoot to Thrill
2. Rock 'N' Roll Damnation
3. Guns for Hire
4. Cold Hearted Man
5. Back in Black
7. If You Want Blood (You've Got It)
8. Evil Walks
10. Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be
11. Have a Drink on Me
12. The Razor's Edge
13. Let There Be Rock
14. War Machine
15. Highway to Hell
Check out the AC/DC IRON MAN 2 PAGE which includes AC/DC's new SHOOT TO THRILL PROMO CLIP HERE!
January 25th, 2010: AC/DC ANNOUNCE THEIR RETURN TO DONNINGTON!
AC/DC will headline (rightfully so!) this years DOWNLOAD festival in the UK, making their triumphant return to the their throne as the kings of the Monsters Of Rock. Date of the DOWNLOAD festival is June 11th. Tickets go on sale January 29th, 9AM Local time.
January 6th, 2010: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MALCOLM YOUNG!!! WE SALUTE YOU!
December 29th, 2009: AC/DC BOOK PROJECT: AC/DC Fan Story contributions.
Worldwide AC/DC Fans!... I am looking for AC/DC FAN contributions for a book I am working on about AC/DC fans and their experiences being a fan of the greatest rock n roll band in the world.
If you would like to be featured in my book, please contact me. I am looking for unique and interesting fan stories such as:
Your first experience seeing AC/DC live in concert.
Your experiences meeting the band, especially in the early days with Bon Scott.
Your first experience hearing AC/DC’s music and how it affected your life.
What AC/DC means to you and why you think you are their biggest fan.
I am also looking for interesting and unique AC/DC related photographs, such as AC/DC collections (not individual items), AC/DC cars, AC/DC tattoos, AC/DC homes!...and anything that’s over the top that makes you stand out as a huge fan of ACCA DACCA.
Please contact me before submitting any material such as articles or photographs. Thank you.
December 17th, 2009: AC/DC music featured in the brand new IRON MAN2 Movie trailer!
Iron Man 2
December 14th, 2009:Happy Birthday Cliff Williams!!! Cheers! Have a drink on me!!
AC/DC EUROPEAN Tour dates 2010 Announced!
May 14 2010 Sofia BG Vassil Levsky Stadium
May 16 2010 Bucharest RO Piata Constitutiei
May 19 2010 Udine IT Stadio Friuli
May 22 2010 Wels AT Air Field (Flugplatz Wels)
May 25 2010 Hannover DE Messe
Jun 13 2010 Stuttgart DE Cannstatter Wasen
Jun 15 2010 Nice FR Parc des Sports Charles Ehrmann
Jun 18 2010 Paris FR Stade De France
Jun 20 2010 Dresden DE Ostrahege
Jun 22 2010 Berlin DE Olympic Stadium
More dates to be added to the tour later!
December 3rd, 2009: AC/DC nominated for the Grammy's! Congrats to the boys for their 2009 Grammy nominations: BEST ROCK ALBUM for "BLACK ICE" and BEST HARD ROCK PERFORMANCE for "WAR MACHINE"...both categories should be easy wins, and well deserved awards for the lads! Good luck!
October 5th, 2009: Happy Birthday Brian Johnson!!! CHEERS BRIAN! Get well soon!
October 2nd, 2009:
A note from Brian Johnson regarding AC/DC's show cancellation/postponements:
"It's an inside job that forced me to reschedule those upcoming 6 shows! Inside being the operative word here. My insides were giving me lots of trouble, ulcers and such. They were really uncomfortable and painful, which required me to seek immediate medical attention. The doctor's looked me over, poked, scanned and prodded all possible areas. In the end they gave me a clean bill of health, but insisted that I take a bit of time to recuperate and rest up. We've been touring non stop since this time last year and have a lot more touring to do. Thanks for all of the get well wishes and I hope to see you all again very soon."
September 25th, 2009: AC/DC's Black Ice World Tour, which was set to hit Phoenix, AZ on October 1, will be postponed to a later date. Subsequent shows in Las Vegas, Louisville, Kansas City, Des Moines and Milwaukee will also be rescheduled. The tour will resume on October 16 in Washington, DC.
September 23rd, 2009: AC/DC BACKTRACKS!
You've heard the rumors, well soon you will be enlightened. STAY TUNED!....A special announcement will be coming soon! (Sept 29th!)AC/DC BACKTRACKS
September 8th, 2009: 2 new dates added to the AC/DC North American BLACK ICE tour (leg 2)!
Wachovia Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania October 21st (tickets on sale September 11th)
Toyota Center, Houston, Texas November 8th (tickets on sale September 19th)
September 1st, 2009: Columbia records has launched a brand new official AC/DC user forum through Acdcrocks.com
August 24th 2009: AC/DC to perform in Atlanta Georgia on October 23rd, and in San Juan Puerto Rico, on November 21st! Tickets on sale for both shows on August 29th!
August 10th 2009: More AC/DC tour dates!
Greensboro, North Carolina - Greensboro Coliseum, Oct 25th- tix on sale Aug 15th
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Ford Center, Nov 4th- tix on sale August 22nd
August 4th 2009:
AC/DC's "BLACK ICE" tour is Florida bound! Two more dates have been added to AC/DC's Black Ice tour, Jacksonvile, FL October 30th, and Orlando, Florida November 19th. More dates will be added to the tour to follow!...
Tickets for both Florida concerts go on sale August 7th.
July 29th 2009: AC/DC return to NORTH AMERICA with their first show in the states since January 2009! AC/DC performed last night at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. This was also AC/DC's first North American stadium date!
Reports indicate the the set list remains unchanged, with the addition of "Shot Down In Flames" and "Dog Eat Dog" as they have been doing during the Euro shows.
AC/DC's next concert will be on Friday night, July 31st at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey with special guests ANVIL.
July 27th 2009:
Columbia records & SonyBMG celebrate 30 YEARS of Highway To Hell!
AC/DC's masterpiece album from 1979, the last with the late great Bon Scott is 30 years old this year. To celebrate, the anniversary, there is a huge sale in the official AC/DC store.
From now until the end of August, every item in the Highway To Hell department of the AC/DC Store is 30% off. Take advantage of these savings to stock up on a load products graced by the iconic Highway To Hell artwork. For even more savings, check out our exclusive Highway To Hell anniversary bundles.
The celebration continues as we kick-off our Highway To Hell 30th anniversary contest for a Highway To Hell motorcycle helmet & gift pack. After all, riding a motorcycle is not unlike dropping the needle on Highway To Hell for the first time: the earth shakes beneath your feet, your pulse races, and you better hang on tight until the ride is done. Featuring killer Highway To Hell graphics and a certificate of authenticity, the helmet has met or exceeded the highest international safety standards, so it truly is quality fit for protecting your dome, or decorating your home. The winner will also get to choose which Highway To Hell gift pack they'd like to receive.
Enter now to win this AC/DC Highway To Hell motorcycle helmet & gift pack. (You thought we'd say Highway To Hell-met, didn't you?)
July 26th, 2009:
MORE NORTH AMERICAN CONCERT DATES ANNOUNCED!!
AC/DC have announced more dates for their 2nd leg of the North American BLACK ICE tour which will begin Tuesday night, July 28th in Foxborough, MA.
October 3rd, 2009: MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV
October 6th, 2009: Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY
October 8th, 2009: Spring Center, Kansas City, MO
October 10th, 2009: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA
November 6th, 2009: Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX
Tickets for all of these shows go on sale on Saturday, August 1st, 2009. Check www.acdc.com/tickets for more information!
July 22nd, 2009:
New book due out in October, by Brian Johnson! "Rockers and Rollers"
"Rockers And Rollers," the book written by Brian Johnson about his life long passion for cars, is being published this October in England by Michael Joseph/Penguin UK. The 260 pages book is available for pre-order at Amazon UK.
July 20th, 2009:
NEW AC/DC CONCERT DATES!!
October 16th, 2009: Verizon Center, Washington DC
October 18th, 2009: HSBC Arena, Buffalo, NY
Fan Club tickets and public tickets will be available for the Washington, DC show on July 24th and for the Buffalo, NY date on July 25th.
The band's two New Zealand dates go on sale to the public and to members of the Fan Club in the Fan Club On Sale on July 28th.
AC/DC Top Tour Of 2009 (Pollstar announcement)
AC/DC's "Black Ice Tour" was by far the biggest tour of the first half of 2009, grossing a staggering $150.6 Million according to Pollstar magazine's "Top 25 Worldwide Tours of 2009". The band played to a total of 1,743,257 people in 61 shows in the US & Europe, averaging 30,583 tickets sold per show. Taking second places in gross revenue is Tina Turner's tour at $83.5 Million, and second in total attendance is Pink, with 788,991 tickets sold.
July 9th 2009: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BON SCOTT. GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN. CHEERS MATE, HAVE A DRINK ON ME.
June 5th 2009: RECORD COLLECTOR MAGAZINE, JULY 2009 issue (#364) in stores today!
AC/DC WORLDWIDE COLLECTABLES
70 Milestones along the Highway To Hell- By Bill Voccia
May 19th 2009:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PHIL RUDD!!
Keep a watch out for the new issue of RECORD COLLECTOR MAGAZINE (UK) which will have an AC/DC collectibles feature story!!
May 10th 2009:
AC/DC BLACK ICE World tour coming to Australia and New Zealand!
Jan. 30 - Wellington, New Zealand - [to be announced] (no WOLFMOTHER)
Feb. 06 - Auckland, New Zealand - [to be announced] (no WOLFMOTHER)
Feb. 11 - Melbourne, Australia - Etihad Stadium
Feb. 18 - Sydney, Australia - ANZ Stadium
Feb. 25 - Brisbane, Australia - Nathan Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre)
Mar. 02 - Adelaide, Australia - Adelaide Oval
Mar. 06 - Perth, Australia - Subiaco
Tickets will be available for $99, or $149.90 for the best seats.
According to Undercover News, the final show in Perth is expected to be attended by late AC/DC singer Bon Scott's mother Isabelle.
Promoter Garry Van Egmond said the band gave specific instructions to keep prices reasonable.
"They want everybody to be able to afford it," he said. "They won't allow pre-sale selling — it will be 9:00 a.m. on a Monday and the same for everyone, there is no preferential treatment."
WOLFMOTHER will be the supporting act for the Australian leg of the AC/DC Black Ice tour.
ALBANY — Rock 'n' roll legends AC/DC will perform at the Times Union Center in Albany at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 2. Tickets, priced at $91.50, go on sale at 10 a.m. on May 16.
The Australian group has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide, including 71 million in the U.S.
Tickets will be available at the box office, online at www.timesunioncenter-albany.com, select Price Chopper outlets or charge by phone at 1-800-30-EVENT.
MORE USA and CANADIAN dates are to be announced shortly!!
Two new AC/DC special magazines on stands now:
METAL HAMMER (GERMANY) www.metalhammer.de
Classic Rock (UK)
Also, check out the new issue of SLAM-ZINE magazine (Germany/Switzerland) also an AC/DC feature and available now!
NEW YORK AC/DC TRIBUTE BAND LIVE WIRE FEATURED IN EPISODE #5 of AC/DC FANNATION! check it out at WWW.ACDCFANNATION.COM and AC/DC's official Youtube Channel at this location:
Lick Library release the Ultimate Learn to Play AC DC, DVD’s
April 2009 - The legendary, the classic, the iconic songs of AC DC have inspired and rocked the world for over thirty years. With over two hundred million albums sold, the band and in particular Angus Young, have gone down in the history of Rock for creating killer riffs, huge anthems and putting on unbelievable stage shows and Lick Library are proud to offer the definitive guides to learning to play their songs.
In fact when Lick Library started to create it’s learn to play AC DC DVD’s it was clear from the start that with so many great songs, one volume was not enough and it’s been a challenge to keep it down to 3 double DVD sets.
Learn to Play AC DC volume 1 gets right into the groove with the absolute classic tracks Back In Black, Highway To Hell, Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be, Let There Be Rock and Whole Lotta Rosie. Lick Library has a proven formula with their comprehensive teaching series of guitar tuition DVD’s and this volume provides in-depth tuition and tutorials to provide the ultimate guide to learning your favourite AC DC tracks.
Volume 2 opens up with the number one best seller Thunderstruck and reveals an easy step by step guide to the intro riff using open string alternate picking to get an authentic Angus Young sound. You’ll want to practise this over and over again to get it up tempo, but it’ll be worth the effort. Volume two also covers Shoot To Thrill, Sin City, The Jack and Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.
Volume 3 helps you learn to play AC DC songs not only the right way, but with the right sound and right technique. The learn to play series has easy to follow lessons which dissect the songs into manageable sections covering note by note, power chords, quick fingered blues and scorching riffs right down to the famous opening chords of the great Hell’s Bells. Volume 3 also covers You Shook Me All Night Long, For Those About To Rock, T.N.T. and Who Made Who.
Lick Library also offers a Jam with AC DC volume, in a 2 DVD+CD format which comes with superb quality, live recorded backing tracks allowing you to play along with a band in real time and practice all the songs you’ve learnt. The complete backing tracks, are recorded with a professional session band and the accompanying track tutorials offer expert advice and tuition on how to play the songs. Individual Jamtrax CD’s can be purchased separately as well.
For the ultimate range of tuition products, www.licklibrary.com has the comprehensive and definitive professional guides to learning to play AC DC... now let there be rock!!
All these AC DC products are available to purchase through www.licklibrary.com along with over 20,000 other guitar tuition products.
April 6th, 2009:
AC/DC's highly successful Black Ice World Tour returns to the U.S. on July 28 in Foxborough, MA at Gillette Stadium (click here for the full itinerary). AC/DC kicked off their Black Ice World Tour in late October 2008, crisscrossing North America and Europe garnering raves from critics along the way. The Black Ice World Tour was given the 'Major Tour of the Year' award at the 20th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards.
Tickets for the Foxborough, East Rutherford, Detroit, Grand Rapids and Tacoma go on sale Saturday April 11, 2009. Tickets for the San Jose concert go on sale Sunday April 12. Tickets for the San Diego concert go on sale Saturday April 18. Tickets for the Los Angeles and Anaheim concerts go on sale Saturday April 25. Tickets will be available to the general public via Ticketmaster and to members of the AC/DC Fan Club through a special Fan Club On-Sale at the band's website, www.acdc.com.
|Jul 28, 2009||Foxborough||MA||US||Gillette Stadium||April 11||April 11 @ 10AM (LOCAL TIME)|
Jul 31, 2009
|E. Rutherford||NJ||US||Giants Stadium||April 11||April 11 @ 10AM (LOCAL TIME)|
Aug 16, 2009
|Detroit||MI||US||Palace of Auburn Hills||April 11||April 11 @ 10AM (LOCAL TIME)|
Aug 18, 2009
|Grand Rapids||MI||US||Van Andel Arena||April 11||April 11 @ 10AM (LOCAL TIME)|
Aug 30, 2009
|Tacoma||WA||US||Tacoma Dome||April 11||April 11 @ 10AM (LOCAL TIME)|
Sep 02, 2009
|San Jose||CA||US||HP Pavillion||April 12||April 12 @ 10AM (LOCAL TIME)|
Sep 04, 2009
|Los Angeles||CA||US||Staples Center||April 25||April 25 @ 10AM (LOCAL TIME)|
Sep 06, 2009
|San Diego||CA||US||Sports Arena||April 18||April 18 @ 10AM (LOCAL TIME)|
Sep 08, 2009
|Anaheim||CA||US||Honda Center||April 25||April 25 @ 10AM (LOCAL TIME)|
April 5th, 2009: "On October 26, 2008, AC/DC played their first show in 5 years. Dedicated fans traveled from all over the world to be there. This is their story."
And so begins our 7 episode documentary about you all - the fans - and, of course, the world's most electrifying rock & roll band. To kick it off right, we've unleashed two episodes today, with more to come in the near future, so stay tuned.
And, just like AC/DC themselves, you fans are everywhere these days, so we thought we'd join in on the act and spread ourselves around. Not only can you enjoy the series right here on ACDC.com in AC/DC 101, but you can also follow along on our brand new Fannation page. Check it out Here http://acdcfannation.com/
Also check out the Youtube links here:
AC/DC Tribute band LIVE WIRE from New York is featured in Episode 5, and audio tracks from LIVE WIRE's performance in Wilkes-Barre the night before AC/DC's tour launch is used throughout.
March 31st,2009: HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGUS YOUNG!!! WE SALUTE YOU!!!!!
March 19, 2009
ANYTHING GOES video premieres! Available on AC/DC's youtube channel here:
March 17th,2009: Interview with Mike Fraser, AC/DC mixing engineer since 1990 ("The Razors Edge") to present ("Black Ice") now posted online in the interviews section!
March 6th,2009: Interview with AC/DC's "Black Ice" album cover designer Joshua Levy now posted online in the interviews section!
R.I.P. BON SCOTT 1946-1980. We miss you, mate!
January 16th, 2009: PRESS RELEASE: "LET THERE BE ROCK" - AC/DC EXHIBITION IN LONDON
PROUD GALLERIES presents
AC/DC: Let There be Rock
Launch night: 4th February 2009
Exhibition: 5th February – 31st May 2009
In celebration of what is likely to be AC/DC’s last world tour, Proud Camden presents AC/DC: Let There be Rock– a photographic portrait of a band so prolific their sales figures rank second only to the Beatles. This exhibition will take place to coincide with the UK culmination of the arena tour, and marks the anniversary of the original singer Bon Scott’s untimely death.
In reaction to the reception AC/DC have received throughout their career, Proud Camden will look not at the musical super power as they are today, but instead at a young AC/DC, a band who themselves could not have predicted the phenomenal worldwide success they were to achieve.
Shot through the lens of celebrated rock photographer Philip Morris, this collection shines new light on
members of the original line-up, including unseen images of the late Bon Scott alongside his iconic band mates.
In his career as a rock photographer Morris has amassed an unrivalled archive of Australian rock photography, this will be the first time these images are showcased in the UK and includes images not previously seen anywhere in the world.
An absolute must for fans of AC/DC old and new, this is the only chance to see the definitive exhibition of a band whose influence is unwavering at a time of huge importance to both the band and their followers.
January 6th, 2009: Happy birthday, Malcolm Young!! We Salute You!!
JANUARY 2009: HAPPY NEW YEAR!
December 16th, 2008:
Music Sales Group Releases AC/DC Black Ice Guitar Tab Folio
New York/London (December 16, 2008) -- Australian rock legend
AC/DC's first new album in eight years “Black Ice” has been a worldwide
smash hit with over five million copies sold despite the band’s
steadfast refusal to allow the album to be distributed digitally. Music
Sales Group has announced the publication of the AC/DC Black Ice
Guitar Tab Folio, which displays the Young brothers' best riffs and solos
in years, presented in Guitar tab and standard notation, complete with
full lyrics. The band is currently on a major sellout tour in the U.S.
AC/DC Black Ice Guitar Tab Folio includes the hit single Rock 'n Roll Train, a 12-page color photo section plus fourteen more tracks: Anything Goes, Big Jack, Black Ice, Decibel, Money Made, Rock 'N
Roll Dream, Rocking All The Way, She Likes Rock 'N Roll, Skies On Fire, Smash 'N Grab, Spoilin' For A Fight, Stormy May Day, War Machine, and Wheels.
AC/DC Black Ice
Order Number: AM996314
Trim: 9 x 12
Publication Date: December 2008
December 14th, 2008: HAPPY BIRTHDAY CLIFF WILLIAMS! Cheers mate!!
December 12th, 2008:
AC/DC NEW EUROPEAN STADIUM DATES ANNOUNCED!!
13 May 2009 Leipzig DE Zentralstadium
15 May 2009 Munich DE Olympic Stadium
17 May 2009 Gelsenkirchen DE Veltins Arena
19 May 2009 Cologne DE Stadion
22 May 2009 Hockenheimring DE Formula 1 Racing Track
24 May 2009 Vienna AT Ernst-Happel Stadium
12 Jun 2009 Paris FR Stadt de France
15 Jun 2009 Oslo NO Valle Hovin
17 Jun 2009 Helsinki FI Olympic Stadium
19 Jun 2009 Copenhagen DK Parken
21 Jun 2009 Gothenberg SE Ullevi Stadium
23 Jun 2009 Amsterdam NL Amsterdam Arena
26 Jun 2009 London GB Wembley Stadium
28 Jun 2009 Dublin IE Punchestown Racetrack
30 Jun 2009 Glasgow GB Hampden Park
November 12th, 2008: NEW AC/DC CONTEST!
For Those About To Rock,
The Black Ice World Tour is underway - the cannons are loaded, the bell is tolling, the "Rock 'N Roll Train" is rolling and even Rosie's onboard. And, soon enough, this "Rock 'N Roll Train" will be hurtling into your town, but why wait for the party to come to you? AC/DC and SIRIUS XM Radio have joined forces fulfill one lucky fan's "Rock N Roll Dream" with a dream trip to Tampa to see the band at their last concert stop of the year on December 21!
If you have SIRIUS XM Radio, you know how serious they are about AC/DC. Hell, they even set up AC/DC Radio, the first all-AC/DC, all-the-time radio station, designed to keep fans pumping Acca Dacca out of their speakers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
And now, AC/DC and SIRIUS XM are set to fulfill your "Rock N Roll Dream". Airfare, hotel and great seats to the show for you and a guest, a copy of AC/DC's new album Black Ice (Deluxe Edition), a SIRIUS Sportster 5 Satellite Radio with vehicle kit and a 3-month subscription to SIRIUS XM Radio Everything Plus The Best of XM... It's all included, and it's all you need for the AC/DC experience of a lifetime.
Still need more? You got it! 30 entrants will be chosen at random to become "Guest DJ's" on AC/DC Radio. Take over the controls and play your favorite AC/DC tunes for millions of SIRIUS and XM listeners to hear.
Just head to the ACDC.com contest page to sign-up and you could be Tampa-bound faster than you can say "Rock N Roll Dream".
November 10th, 2008:
AC/DC to unveil special pop up store in the Madison Square Garden lobby with complete AC/DC merchandise!
You don't need a ticket to stop in to the new AC/DC pop up outlet! Stop in November 11, 12, and 13 to take in the new traveling AC/DC pop up outlet! It will be located in the Madison Square Garden lobby in New York City, at the 7th avenue exit. This special store will include a full line of AC/DC merchandise, as well as exclusive AC/DC merchandise not available elsewhere! Be sure to check it out whether you're attending either of the back to back AC/DC shows at MSG this week, or in the New York metro area!
November 5th, 2008: COLUMBIA RECORDS PRESS RELEASE:
NEW YORK, Nov 05, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- AC/DC Biggest Catalog Selling Artist of 2008
AC/DC continue to dominate sales charts around the world as Black Ice remains the #1 selling album in the US, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Argentina, Canada and Spain. Released globally on Monday, October 20, 2008, Black Ice topped sales charts in 29 Countries, including the US where it sold an incredible 784,288 in its first week (marking the band's first ever debut on the US album charts). Black Ice went on to sell another 270,923 units this week, bringing the first 2 weeks sales in the US to over 1 million copies. Sold exclusively at Walmart, Sam's Club, and www.acdc.com in the US, Black Ice is poised to be the biggest selling rock record of 2008.
2008 is shaping up to be a year of firsts for AC/DC. With over 5.3 million copies of Black Ice shipped worldwide, combined with over 5.1 million in catalog sold this year, AC/DC have surpassed The Beatles as the #1 selling catalog artist in the US for 2008. For the first time in the band's extensive history, AC/DC graces the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Additionally AC/DC are the first band to release an entire album for video game play with the release this week of The AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band® Track Pack™. Also sold exclusively at Walmart and Sam's Club in the US, AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band® Track Pack™, gives music fans a whole new way to experience rock's hardest hitting act with access to 18 live recordings from AC/DC's epic, live performance at Castle Donington. Columbia Records have partnered with Walmart and MTV to create "AC/DC Rock Band Stores" in New York's Times Square and in Los Angeles to give fans in the these cities fast access to all AC/DC music and merchandise.
AC/DC kicked off their Black Ice World Tour on October 28 in Wilkes-Barre, PA. This first leg of the tour, which runs through April 23, 2009 in Birmingham, UK, has been receiving critical raves. The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader raved "If this is what AC/DC sounds like on opening night after a seven-year layoff, later dates on the tour are going to be amazing." The Chicago Tribune proclaimed their live show "a celebration of all that is great about rock 'n' roll," calling the band's music "Rock 'n' roll that outlasts time."
Black Ice World Tour Dates
November 5 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
November 7 Toronto, ONT Rogers Centre
November 9 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden
November 12 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
November 13 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
November 15 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
November 17 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
November 19 East Rutherford, NJ IZOD Center
November 21 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
November 23 Minneapolis, MN Xcel Energy Center
November 25 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
November 28 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
November 29 Seattle, WA Key Arena
November 30 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
December 2 Oakland, CA ORACLE Arena
December 4 Oakland, CA ORACLE Arena
December 6 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
December 8 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
December 10 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center
December 12 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
December 14 Houston, TX Toyota Center
December 16 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
December 18 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
December 20 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Bank Atlantic Center
December 21 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
January 5 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
January 7 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena
January 9 Toronto, ONT Rogers Centre
January 11 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
January 13 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
January 15 Omaha, NE Qwest Center Omaha
January 17 Fargo, ND Fargodome
January 19 Minneapolis, MN Xcel Energy Center
January 21 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
January 23 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
January 26 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
January 28 Little Rock, AR ALLTELL Arena
January 30 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
January 31 Nashville, TN Sommet Center
February 18 Oslo, NO Telenor Arena
February 20 Stockholm, SE The Globe
February 22 Stockholm, SE The Globe
February 25 Paris, FR Bercy
February 27 Paris, FR Bercy
March 1 Antwerp, BE Sportpaleis
March 3 Antwerp, BE Sportpaleis
March 5 Leipzig, DE Halle 1
March 7 Dusseldorf, DE ISS Dome
March 9 Oberhausen, DE Kopi Arena
March 11 Bremen , DE AWD Dome
March 13 Rotterdam, NL Ahoy
March 15 Dortmund, DE Westfallenhalle
March 17 Prague 02 Arena
March 19 Milan, IT Datch Forum
March 21 Milan, IT Datch Forum
March 23 Budapest, HU Papp Laszlo Budapest
March 25 Frankfurt, DE Festhalle
March 27 Munich, DE Olympiahalle
March 29 Zurich, CH Hallenstadion
March 31 Barcelona, ES Sant Jordi
April 2 Madrid, ES Palacio de los Deportes
April 14 London, UK 02 Arena
April 16 London, UK 02 Arena
April 18 Dublin, IE 02 Arena
April 21 Manchester, UK MEN
April 23 Birmingham, UK NEC
SOURCE Columbia Records
BLACK ICE goes PLATINUM in the United States in only under 2 weeks! CONGRATS LADS!
AC/DC Fends Off High Debuts To Remain No. 1
Turning back the challenge of 11 new entries in the top 20, AC/DC's "Black Ice" (Columbia) begins a second week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after selling 271,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
"Black Ice," which is exclusively available via Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and AC/DC's Web site, was down 65% over its debut total. The album has sold more than 1 million units in two weeks.
Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan co-hosting the open-phones segment of the Jeff O'Neil show announced an upcoming official proclamation that Nov. 28, 2008, is AC/DC Day in Terminal City. SOURCE
AC/DC now have 5 albums on the Billboard 'top pop catalog' charts in the US for the 2nd week in a row including #1, #3, #4, #5, and #6 positions: Back In Black, High Voltage, Highway To Hell, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, and AC/DC Live, respectively.
as well as #13, #19, and #23: For Those About To Rock, AC/DC Live Special Collectors Edition, and If You Want Blood You've Got It, respectively.
AC/DC's "BLACK ICE" album remains on the Billboard top 200 in the #1 position.
November 4th, 2008: AC/DC's album "BLACK ICE" maintains #1 on the USA Billboard charts for the 2nd week in a row! The album ousted pop star PINK's brand new album by almost a two to one ratio! "Black Ice" is expected to move another 250.000- 275,000 copies in it's second week, which will likely make it reach PLATINUM status in less than two full weeks of it's release! CONGRATS LADS!!
Check out my AC/DC review (in French) on the great HIGHWAY TO AC/DC website here!
AC/DC's set list on opening night was 17 songs, and since has been 18 songs for both Chicago dates, and Indianapolis last night, adding "Shoot To Thrill" which was not part of the Wilkes-Barre show opening night of the tour.
The set list is now as follows:
(Intro film clip)
Rock 'n' Roll Train
Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be
Back In Black
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Shoot to Thrill
You Shook Me All Night Long
Whole Lotta Rosie
Let There Be Rock
Highway To Hell
For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)
A written set list that was on stage during AC/DC's rehearsal show also listed the following songs: "Hard As A Rock", "Stiff Upper Lip", and "Bad Boy Boogie". It is also rumored that the band rehearsed "Girls Got Rhythm" for the tour.
October 30th, 2008:
Not only is AC/DC's new album "BLACK ICE" dominating the charts around the world- debuting at #1 in 29 countries!, their back catalog is also selling incredibly well and is all over the charts, the band has moved an amazing 800,000 in sales in the last 8 weeks alone!
On this weeks BILLBOARD Top pop albums chart, AC/DC dominates with spots in the #1, #3, #4, #5, #6, #13, #19, and #23 positions all at the same time!! (week ending 10/31)
Back In Black #1
High Voltage #3
Highway To Hell #4
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap #5
For Those About To Rock #13
Live Collector's Edition #19
If You Want Blood, You've Got It #23
AC/DC SALES OF "BLACK ICE" BRING ROCK N ROLL BACK ON TOP AROUND THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!
USA - Week ending 10/30 #1 Billboard charts; 780,000+ copies sold 1st week -certified GOLD.
CANADA- Week ending 10/30 #1 Canadian charts; 119,000+ copies sold 1st week- certified PLATINUM.
AUSTRALIA- Week ending 10/27 #1 Aria charts; 83,500+ copies sold 1st week- certified 3X PLATINUM.
NEW ZEALAND- Week ending 10/27, #1 RIA NZ charts.
UK- Week ending 10/26, #1 UK album charts.
IRELAND- Week ending 10/23, #1 Irish album charts.
GERMANY- Week ending 10/26, #1 German charts; 230,000+ copies sold 1st week- the first band to have 5 albums on the German charts at once since ELVIS in 1977!!
AUSTRIA- Week ending 10/31, #1 Austrian charts
SWITZERLAND- Week ending 11/2, #1 Swiss album charts.
FRANCE- Week ending 10/30, #1 French album charts; 90,000+ copies sold
SPAIN- Week ending 10/30, #1 Spanish album charts
PORTUGAL- Week ending 10/30, #2 Portugal album charts
HOLLAND- Week ending 10/24, #3 NL album charts
ITALY- Week ending 10/24, #1 Italian album charts
SWEDEN- Week ending 10/23, #1 Swedish album charts, certified PLATINUM first week.
FINLAND- Week ending 10/26, #1 Finnish album charts, certified PLATINUM first week.
NORWAY- Week ending 10/26, #1 Norwegian album charts.
DENMARK- Week ending 10/21
BELGIUM- Week ending 10/25, #2 Francophone charts/#1 Vlaanderen charts; 30,000+ copies old, certified PLATINUM first week.
POLAND- Week ending 10/19, #7 Polish album charts.
CZECH REPUBLIC- #1 Czech album charts.
ARGENTINA- Week ending 10/18, #2 Argentina album charts.
October 29th, 2008: Opening night WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania, Wachovia Arena on 10/28, AC/DC SHOOK US ALL NIGHT LONG! The band was extremely welcomed back on stage by fans at the arena on Tuesday night, and gave us a fantastic show. Here are a select few photos taken by yours truly at the concert.
Brian announced during the show that the ROSIE blow up that was on stage Sunday night was melted by the flames during TNT, so Rosie wasn't able to join us for the opening show Tuesday.
October 28th, 2008:
AC/DC’S BLACK ICE DEBUTS AT #1 IN 29 COUNTRIES
Released globally on Monday October 20, 2008, Black Ice tops sales charts in 29 Countries including the US, UK, Germany, Canada, France, Argentina, Japan, Australia, Belgium, Finland, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and more. In the US alone Black Ice has sold more than 780,000 units it’s first week on sale, marking the band’s first ever debut entry at #1 on the album charts. Over 5 million copies of Black Ice have been shipped worldwide, combined with close to 5 million in catalog sold this year, the band are poised to sell over 10 million units this year alone.
In the US, Black Ice is being sold exclusively at Walmart, Sam's Club, and www.acdc.com. AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band® TrackPack™, featuring master recordings from the band’s fabled 1991 performance at Donnington Castle, will also be sold exclusively by Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club in November and in Europe, Australia and New Zealand beginning in early December. In addition, Columbia Records have partnered with Walmart and MTV to create “AC/DC Rock Band Stores” in New York’s Times Square and in Los Angeles to give fans in the these cities fast access to the band’s newest items. These pop up stores have begun selling the album, AC/DC apparel, the Rock Band video game, and Rock Band branded apparel and accessories.
Rock N Roll Train, the first single from Black Ice, has topped US Rock Radio charts since its release in early September. Sirius XM Radio are also celebrating this exciting new chapter in the band’s history by creating “AC/DC Radio,” a 24 hour station devoted playing the band’s classic rock songs and exclusive interviews with the band. AC/DC Radio will broadcast until January 15, 2009.
The anticipation for a new album and tour by AC/DC has ignited catalog sales. In the past 8 weeks alone AC/DC’s catalog sales have exceeded 800,000 units worldwide. No Bull: The Directors Cut - a newly edited, comprehensive HD DVD of AC/DC's 1996 Plaza De Toros De Las Ventas concert in Madrid, Spain is currently #1 on Top Music Video chart. The first leg of the Black Ice World Tour kicks off tonight in Wilkes-Barre, PA and runs through April 23, 2009 in Birmingham, UK.
AC/DC on the front cover of "Rolling Stone" magazine, October 30th, 2008 issue
October 27th, 2008: FANS ROCK OUT to AC/DC's Dress Rehearsal gig at Wachovia Arena in Wilkes- Barre, PA on Sunday night, October 26th!
VIEW THE INTRO + ROCK N ROLL TRAIN HERE (Thanks AC/DC Italia)
October 22nd, 2008:
AC/DC's new album "BLACK ICE" is expected to hit 800,000 copies sold, perhaps 1,000,000 by the end of the first week of it's release (rel: Oct 20th) in the USA alone, quickly reaching platinum status, a feat not accomplished by many artists in this day and age! The new AC/DC album has already outpaced The Eagles last effort first week sales (also a Wal Mart exclusive released in 2007), and will make AC/DC's "Black Ice" album SONYBMG's biggest release in the past two years!
"Black Ice" is also scoring huge sales figures around the world. In Germany, the album is trending No. 1, with a shot at 250,000. In the UK, it's on track for 120-140,000 and headed for No. 1. The band is also racking up record numbers and will go No. 1 in Canada, France, Italy, Australia, Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, France, Italy, Australia, Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Norway and Portugal.
Hits Daily Double
UPDATE: AC/DC Rock Band Stores 10/21/08 If you are in New York City or Los Angeles, be sure to check out the AC/DC Rock Band Stores. You can pick up lots of AC/DC merchandise, including their brand new album BLACK ICE, and play the brand new Rock Band 2. All of the info is below. Here are some pictures of the stores.
AC/DC Rock Band Store in NYC
Inside the NYC AC/DC Store
The Black Ice Truck hanging out outside of the AC/DC Store in NYC
AC/DC Billboard in Times Square across from AC/DC Rock Band Store
Inside the AC/DC Rock Band Store in LA (while under construction)
The Black Ice Truck on Hollywood & Vine in LA Info The AC/DC Rock Band stores will open Sun., October 19 at 10 p.m. The stores will be open through Jan. 4, 2009 in New York at the MTV Store in Times Square and at Hollywood and Highland in Los Angeles. Locations The MTV Store featuring AC/DC and Rock Band:
1515 Broadway New York, NY 10036
AC/DC Rock Band Store - LA: 6801 Hollywood Blvd (at Highland) Los Angeles, CA 90028
AC/DC's "BLACK ICE" #1 on Amazon Canada! source
October 20th, 2008:
AC/DC's BLACK ICE breaks record in Germany: with 170,000 units sold in only 2 days!
Translation from original source:
AC/DC's "BLACK ICE" album is officially released today! Go to your local WAL MART and for the low price of only $11.88 you can own the BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR! Support ROCK MUSIC!!!
Rock N Roll Caravans to see AC/DC
Several lucky die hard fans have been chosen to lead Rock N Roll Caravans throughout the US to an exclusive AC/DC show! We wanted to make it fair for other fans, so we are giving them a whole bunch of passes to distribute to anyone who wants to follow the Rock N Roll Caravan.
Visit http://www.acdcvan.com to see where you can meet up with the fans. Details will be revealed in steps, so keep on checking back.
BILLY RAUFF - DRUMMER OF THE AC/DC TRIBUTE BAND LIVE WIRE (WWW.ACDCTRIBUTEBAND.COM) IS A LUCKY WINNER, AND WILL BE LEADING THE NEW YORK AC/DC ROCK N ROLL CARAVAN ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 25TH FROM A YET TO BE ANNOUNCED LOCATION!
LIVE WIRE has also been chosen to perform a special 'secret show' on Saturday Night, October 25th for all of the other lucky winners of the AC/DC ROCK N ROLL CARAVAN CONTEST to get everybody rocking for the next night, Sunday October 26th where AC/DC performs their special secret show/dress rehearsal for all of the lucky fans who won the various contests held for this event! See you there on the HIGHWAY TO HELL!.........
AC/DC's "Black Ice" debuts at #3 in Australia.
The AC/DC `Black Ice` album became the third biggest selling album in Australia last week, after stores broke an embargo and put it on sale early.
The Australian chart is calculated from Saturday to Friday, so the Friday sales last week counted towards this weeks chart … or did they?
Undercover news, Australia
A GLASGOW rock jock has banned songs by AC/DC from his radio show - after the group snubbed Scotland on their world tour.
Evening Times UK
October 19th, 2008:
Yours truly in New York City promoting the new AC/DC Rock Band game.
When Wal-Mart noticed its AC/DC t-shirts were among some of its best-selling, the world’s biggest retailer realized some type of partnership with the rock band might make sense.
Now, as AC/DC prepares for the Oct 20 launch of its latest album, that partnership is coming to life — it goes far beyond shirts.
Wal-Mart, which was chosen by the band to exclusively sell the “Black Ice” album in its stores in the U.S., is setting up ”Rock Again AC/DC Stores” inside all of its 3,500 Walmart locations. They will be stocked with the new album, AC/DC clothes, DVDs, the band’s earlier albums, games, and an area to try out the new AC/DC Rock Band video game.
Wal-Mart is also making its presence known in Manhattan, an island currently Wal-Mart free. On Friday, it parked its ”Black Ice” truck in Times Square and set up a stage so passers-by could try out the new AC/DC Rock Band video game.
Melissa O’Brien, a Wal-Mart spokeswoman, said the band appeals to everyone from 50-year-olds to 15-year-olds, and the retailer was watching to see if the AC/DC push would attract new shoppers to its stores.
At Times Square, 39-year-old Bill Voccia said he was ”definitely one of the band’s biggest fans.” A member of an AC/DC tribute band, he could not wait to get his hands on the new album. Voccia said he prefers to buy CDs rather than get his music online – a good thing considering AC/DC is among a handful of musicians who refuse to put their music on iTunes.
Juan Delaluz could also be described as a big fan. The 13-year-old was dressed in an AC/DC hat, an AC/DC t-shirt and AC/DC pin. Delaluz, who informed his teachers he would miss school on Friday because of the Time Square event, said he was one of the only ones among his friends who still buy CDs — everyone else listens to music on their iPods.
But not everyone in the crowd was an AC/DC fan or quite sure what the event in Times Square was all about.
When this reporter asked one teenager if she was a fan of AC/DC, she responded with a puzzled look.
“I don’ t know who they are,” she said.
She was more interested in watching her friends play Rock Band–not realizing the songs on the video game were all AC/DC songs.
(Yours truly in New York City for the AC/DC Black Ice & Rock Band promotion)
In this photo from Walmart, AC/DC fans Bill Voccia, left, and Andrew Lawrence, right, try their skills playing the new Rock Band 2 video game as part of Walmart's pre-release event of the new AC/DC album Black Ice, in New York's Union Square, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008. (PRNewsFoto/Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Stuart Ramson)
BENTONVILLE, AR UNITED STATES
Retailer launches 'Rock Again AC/DC Store' in 3,500 locations
New York and LA 'AC/DC Rock Band Pop Up Stores' and Black Ice Trucks Get
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For AC/DC fans
about to rock ... Walmart salutes you! This weekend thousands of fans will
converge in groups, stores and in special events for the release of Black
Ice -- AC/DC's first album in eight years, coming to all Walmart stores and
Sam's Club locations Monday, Oct. 20. The album will begin selling at 12:01
a.m. in 24-hour Walmart stores.
Since the original announcement for Black Ice, news on the band
continues, including the recent announcement of a new U.S. concert tour and
the advent of the unique AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band(R) Track Pack(TM) video
game, also to be sold exclusively by Walmart and Sam's Club starting early
Now, upon the retail launch of Black Ice, Columbia Records and Walmart
plan to give fans even more access to this legendary band. In each of its
3,500 Walmart stores, Walmart will create a "Rock Again AC/DC Store" within
the store. While the new $11.88 Black Ice CD album holds centerstage, it
will be surrounded by new AC/DC apparel, DVDs, past albums, games, and even
a social gaming station for fans to try out their rock-n-roll skills on
In addition, Walmart and Columbia Records have partnered with MTV to
create an "AC/DC Rock Band Store" in New York's Times Square and in Los
Angeles to give fans in the these cities fast access to the band's newest
items. These pop up stores will open 12:01 midnight Oct. 20 to begin
selling the album, AC/DC apparel, the Rock Band video game, and Rock Band
branded apparel and accessories.
Also new, Walmart has dispatched interactive Black Ice trucks on the
streets of New York City and Los Angeles this week. Making new stops each
day, the trucks fill the air with AC/DC music, invite fans to be the first
to hear the new album before release, and allow players to demo the new
AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band(R) Track Pack game on the truck's back stage. These
trucks will also sell the album starting 12:01 a.m. Oct. 20.
Featuring 15 tracks, Black Ice is AC/DC's first album of all new
material in eight years. It will be sold exclusively at Walmart,
Walmart.com, Sam's Club, samsclub.com, and acdc.com for $11.88, with free
shipping online. Fans can go to walmart.com/acdc to preview tracks from the
new CD, checkout new videos of the band, get information on the pop up
store and Black Ice truck schedules, shop for apparel and more.
"Fans have waited more than eight years for a new record from AC/DC and
finally the wait is over," said Columbia Records co-Chairman Steve Barnett.
"The band has consistently delivered the kind of anthemic rock music that
defines generations and 'Black Ice' continues in that tradition."
"We've turned up the volume to support what we know is one of this
year's most awaited albums from one of the world's most popular bands,"
said Gary Severson, Wal-Mart's senior vice president of Entertainment.
"This is the first time in our history where we've taken such a large area
within our store to celebrate a legendary band, and we invite fans of all
ages to come out with us and get ready to rock. Only at Walmart can you
find all of these items together, easily and affordably, to celebrate their
U.S. tour and music."
The "Rock Again AC/DC Store" provides music fans with unbeatable values
on everything AC/DC, including:
-- Exclusive Black Ice album
-- More than nine varieties of AC/DC and Black Ice t-shirts
-- AC/DC sleepwear and hats
-- "No Bull: The Director's Cut" AC/DC DVD
-- A wide selection of past albums, still some of the most popular
catalogue music sold
-- Rock Band 2
-- Exclusive AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band(R) Track Pack (in November)
The AC/DC Rock Band stores will open Sunday, Oct. 19 at 10 p.m. The
stores will be open through Jan. 4, 2009 in New York at the MTV Store in
Times Square and at Hollywood and Highland in Los Angeles.
The MTV Store featuring AC/DC and Rock Band
New York, NY 10036
AC/DC Rock Band Store -- LA
6801 Hollywood Blvd (at Highland)
Los Angeles, CA 90028
About Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT)
Every week, millions of customers visit Walmart Stores, Supercenters,
Neighborhood Markets, and Sam's Club locations across America or log on to
its online store at http://www.walmart.com. The company and its Foundation
are committed to a philosophy of giving back locally. Walmart (NYSE: WMT)
is proud to support the causes that are important to customers and
associates right in their own neighborhoods, and last year gave more than
$296 million to local communities in the United States. More information
about Walmart can be found by visiting http://www.walmartstores.com. Online
merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com.
October 17th, 2008:
AC/DC Rock Band Stores in NYC and LA
Walmart and Columbia Records have partnered with MTV to create an "AC/DC Rock Band Store" in New York's Times Square and in Los Angeles to give fans in the these cities fast access to the band's newest items. These pop up stores will open 12:01 midnight Oct. 20 to begin selling the album, AC/DC apparel, the Rock Band video game, and Rock Band branded apparel and accessories.
The AC/DC Rock Band stores will open Sun., October 19 at 10 p.m. The stores will be open through Jan. 4, 2009 in New York at the MTV Store in Times Square and at Hollywood and Highland in Los Angeles.
The MTV Store featuring AC/DC and Rock Band
New York, NY 10036
AC/DC Rock Band Store - LA
6801 Hollywood Blvd (at Highland)
Los Angeles, CA 90028
AC/DC Rocks Official site
October 16th, 2008:
The AC/DC Black Ice Truck in Times Square, New York City today.
AC/DC Official Myspace Page
We stopped by the AC/DC truck at Union Square in New York City today to see what was happening. Unsurprisingly, AC/DC fans of all ages were gathered, sharing their excitement for Black Ice. At the truck, fans can play the brand new Rock Band 2 with the AC/DC Live expansion pack, listen to Black Ice on studio headphones, and get lots of free prizes!
AC/DC ROCKS. com official site
October 15th, 2008: PRESS RELEASE
“ROCK ON, ROCK FIRST NEW YORK!”
AC/DC Fans Get Ready: Black Ice Rolls into Manhattan
WHAT: A custom, fully decked-out interactive Black Ice truck and “pop up” store in Times Square, events surrounding AC/DC’s first album in eight years launch here this week to bring thousands upon thousands of New York rock-n-roll fans a “first taste” in the countdown excitement. With the release of the new album Black Ice on Oct. 20, AC/DC-mania is already rocking and literally rolling its way through New York streets.
Starting Thursday, October 16, AC/DC fans can:
· Visit the Black Ice truck (various locations) to listen to AC/DC’s Black Ice album in advance of its release, on interactive listening stations
· Demonstrate their music talents, gaming skills and best impersonation of the band on a stage in a live demo of the not-yet-released AC/DC Live: Rock Band® Track Pack™ video game for exclusive merchandise
· Compete for exclusive AC/DC concert tickets
· Meet other AC/DC “super fans” to test their fan knowledge
· Join fans Sunday, Oct. 19 at the Times Square MTV store where Walmart and MTV will “unveil” the “AC/DC-Rock Band” store and sell the first copies of the new album from the store and nearby Black Ice truck
WHERE/WHEN: AC/DC Black Ice Pre-Launch Fan Events
Thursday, 10/16: 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m. Union Square @ 15th & West Side
Friday, 10/17: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Times Square/Military Island
Saturday, 10/18: All day and night: roving through the streets of New York
Sunday, 10/19: 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. at the Walmart and MTV “Pop Up” store in Times Square
“It may look like an Ice Cream truck but this vehicle rock-n-rolls!”
BACKGROUND: The new AC/DC album Black Ice and AC/DC Live: Rock Band® Track Pack™ video game (released Nov. 2) will sell exclusively at Walmart in the U.S. To give New York fans easy access and a special celebration, AC/DC, Columbia Records and Walmart are excited to partner with MTV to create their own retail location in Manhattan this fall. Fans can also purchase the album from the Black Ice truck beginning Oct. 20 in its stops across New York.
Millions of AC/DC fans are converging throughout the country to celebrate the group’s first album of all new material in eight years. In celebration, Walmart also is creating an AC/DC “Rock Again” store inside each one of its 3,500 locations.
Uncut wants your queries for the rock legend
Our sister magazine Uncut is interviewing AC/DC guitarist Angus Young later this week, and they're after your questions.
So, is there anything you've always wanted to ask the legend of rock..?
Just how many school uniforms does he own..?
Who shook you all night long..?
How does it feel to have a street named after you in Melbourne..?
Send your questions by midday on Friday, October 17 to email@example.com with AC/DC in subject line.
AC/DC Give It All You Got Contest update
We've been looking through the entries for the Give It All You Got Contest and are extremely impressed with some of the videos we have seen so far. AC/DC does truly have the best fans in the world!
If you have not submitted a video yet, you have until October 30th to do so. We are giving away 2 signed guitars!!! Get those entries in.
October 14th, 2008:
SHOW US YOUR AC/DC CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED! CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS!
"The smoke has finally cleared. After a long, heated battle, the Show Us Your AC/DC Contest has come to an end and winners have been selected. Unfortunately, since we were unable to select 3 winners from the pool of nearly 700 entries, we ended up picking 5 winners and hooking them all up! Congratulations to David, Patrick, Kelly, Jamie, and Thomas.
We would like to thank everybody who submitted an entry into this contest. You far exceeded our expectations and definitely proved that AC/DC has the best fans in the world!"
AC/DC to offer album for free online
LONDON - Sony BMG is rolling out its biggest marketing campaign of the year to promote the release of the first album by heavy-metal band AC/DC in eight years.
The album, Black Ice, will be promoted through a heavyweight campaign, across TV, outdoor, press and digital. In a unique tie-up, the record label will make the album available for fans to listen to for free via The Times newspaper website for a week before it goes on sale.
TV ads will run across digital and terrestrial channels, predominantly around shows aimed at a male audience. These will include the Chinese Grand Prix on ITV, Top Gear on Dave and The Gadget Show on Five.
Sony BMG has also signed other commercial deals with several other brands. It will run competitions with music titles and newspapers such as The Sun and has secured a tie-up with the Hard Rock Cafe under which AC/DC fans will be invited to live sessions at the restaurant chain's four UK venues
A major digital campaign will include the roll-out of a viral campaign that will be seeded on YouTube.
Sony BMG is also handling a line of merchandise related to the album, including a clothing range.
October 13th, 2008:
UPDATED AC/DC EUROPEAN AND UK TOUR DATES SCHEDULE!
ONLY DATES CONFIRMED BY ACDC.COM WILL BE LISTED!
18 Feb 2009 Oslo NO Telenor Arena SOLD OUT
20 Feb 2009 Stockholm SE The Globe SOLD OUT
22 Feb 2009 Stockholm SE The Globe SOLD OUT
25 Feb 2009 Paris FR Bercy SOLD OUT (Fanclub tickets still avail)
27 Feb 2009 Paris FR Bercy onsale now
01 Mar 2009 Antwerp BE Sportpaleis on sale October 16
05 Mar 2009 Leipzig DE Halle 1 SOLD OUT (Fanclub tickets still avail)
07 Mar 2009 Dusseldorf DE ISS Dome Sold Out SOLD OUT (Fanclub tickets still avail)
09 Mar 2009 Oberhausen DE KoPi Arena SOLD OUT (Fanclub tickets still avail)
11 Mar 2009 Bremen DE AWD Dome SOLD OUT (Fanclub tickets still avail)
15 Mar 2009 Dortmund DE Westfallenhalle SOLD OUT (Fanclub tickets still avail)
17 Mar 2009 Prague CZ O2 Arena on sale October 15
19 Mar 2009 Milan IT Datch Forum - SOLD OUT
21 Mar 2009 Milan IT Datch Forum -onsale now
23 Mar 2009 Budapest HU Papp László Budapest Sportarena - on sale Oct 15
25 Mar 2009 Frankfurt DE Festhalle SOLD OUT
27 Mar 2009 Munich DE Olympiahalle SOLD OUT
29 Mar 2009 Zurich CH Hallenstadion -on sale Oct 16
14 Apr 2009 London GB O2 Arena
21 Apr 2009 Manchester GB MEN C
23 Apr 2009 Birmingham GB NEC
October 11th, 2008:
ANOTHER NEW AC/DC CONTEST!
Be a part of AC/DC History!
Do you think you have what it takes? Are you the biggest AC/DC fan?
We are looking for five die hard fans to star in the ultimate AC/DC pilgrimage documentary film.
This is our modern day "Heavy Metal Parking Lot," our film for fans by fans, a film for the ages, and we want YOU to be the star.
Entering is simple:
upload a video to YouTube and tell us:
1. How long have you been an AC/DC fan and what sets you apart from other AC/DC fans?
2. What is your favorite album, song, and why?
3. Do you have the guts to lead fans to the Mecca (a secret, AC/DC show)?
Fill the form below, make sure you include the link to your YouTube submission video.
If we pick YOU, you will win tickets for you and three friends to drive to the an exclusive performance in a secret location, and star in the AC/DC Rock N Roll Caravan - The Documentary. This will be AC/DC's first show in 8 years! And take place on October 26th, two days before their sold out tour.
Must be 18+ to win.
Dealine to Enter is 16th. Filming starts on OCT 25th and ends OCT 26th.
See our Rules for more info.
AC/DC ROCK N ROLL CARAVAN
ANGUS YOUNG confirms first ever AC/DC cover for Rolling Stone magazine. Read the full interview/article here.
AC/DC are also featured on the current (November) issue of the UK magazine CLASSIC ROCK.
October 10th, 2008:
AC/DC ANNOUNCE FIRST EUROPEAN TOUR DATES!
18 Feb 2009 Oslo NO Telenor Arena
20 Feb 2009 Stockholm SE The Globe
05 Mar 2009 Leipzig DE Halle 1
07 Mar 2009 Dusseldorf DE ISS Dome
09 Mar 2009 Oberhausen DE KoPi Arena
11 Mar 2009 Bremen DE AWD Dome
15 Mar 2009 Dortmund DE Westfallenhalle
17 Mar 2009 Prague CZ O2 Arena
19 Mar 2009 Milan IT Datch Forum
23 Mar 2009 Budapest HU Papp László Budapest Sportarena
25 Mar 2009 Frankfurt DE Festhalle
27 Mar 2009 Munich DE Olympiahalle
Also to be added soon:
Tuesday, 31 March 2009 Start: 20.00 Barcelona, Spain Palau Sant Jordi
Thursday, 2 April 2009 Start: 20.00 Madrid, Spain Palacio De Deportes de la Comunidad
Big congrats goes out to James for winning the Rock Out Your Car contest! His truck definitely shows how excited he is for Black Ice. Don't forget, your last opportunity to get into the secret show is by pre-ordering Black Ice through the acdc.com store. 250 people will be selected at random and given a pair of tickets.
Angus Young front cover/AC/DC feature in new issue of French ROCK HARD magazine.
October 9th, 2008:
AC/DC BLACK ICE OPENING ACT (FOR NORTH AMERICA) ANNOUNCED!
THE ANSWER'S US DEBUT RELEASE, AN EP/DVD NEVER TOO LATE, COMES OUT NOVEMBER 11 -
THE TITLE TRACK WILL BE FEATURED ON THE NEW GUITAR HERO: WORLD TOUR RELEASE.
NEW YORK, Oct. 9 NEW YORK, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Answer, an emergent and award-winning rock band from Northern Ireland, has been selected as the opening act for the imminent North American leg of AC/DC's Black Ice World Tour. The itinerary kicks off October 28 at the Wachovia Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA and concludes on January 31 at Nashville Sommet Centre, Nashville, TN. Highlights on the road also include dates at NYC's Madison Square Garden on November 12-13 and The Forum in Los Angeles on December 6. Prior to the AC/DC shows, The Answer will perform a unique US debut club headline show as part of the RED CMJ music festival at The Crash Mansion, New York on October 25. This will be a rare opportunity to savor the band's first-ever thunderous and explosive headlining club gig before they head off to tour with AC/DC. The Black Ice World Tour represents The Answer's debut tour of America, and AC/DC's first outing since '01. The Answer, whose mammoth sound is often compared to Black Crowes and Free, are fully primed for stadium and arena shows and in Europe, they've opened concerts for the Rolling Stones, the Who, Aerosmith and other legendary bands. In addition, the group has headlined tours in the U.K., Europe, Japan and Australia, where their first album "Rise" was released to great acclaim and sold over 100,000 units on the Australia and U.K.-based independent label Albert Productions. Says lead singer Cormac Neeson, "It is an honour and privilege for The Answer to be offered the opportunity to support probably the greatest rock 'n' roll act on the planet. We are incredibly humbled." Coinciding with the tour, The Answer will also make its North American recording debut with the November 11 release of NEVER TOO LATE, a 4-song EP and bonus DVD featuring previously unseen footage, live performance highlights and exclusive band interviews. Only available in North America, the limited-edition 2-disc title is on the independent label The End Records, with distribution through Sony RED. The EP opens with the title track "Never Too Late," a song that originally appeared on Rise, and which will also be featured on Activision's forthcoming release of the hotly anticipated game Guitar Hero(R): World Tour (due 10/26). The EP will be available at all retailers, online outlets and digital. Other tracks on NEVER TOO LATE include the live recording "Come Follow Me" and the slow blues burner "The Doctor." The EP also gives fans a taste of The Answer's forthcoming new album with "Highwater or Hell," a preview from what will be the band's first full-length release in North America. Slated for an early 2009 street date on The End Records, the new album was recorded in summer '08 at Los Angeles studio Seedy Underbelly with John Travis (Kid Rock, Static-X, Killing Heidi, etc.) producing. It was mixed in Los Angeles by Tim Palmer and in Vancouver by Mike Fraser (who recently did AC/DC's Black Ice). The Answer is comprised of four friends, musicians and songwriters from Downpatrick, a country town some twenty miles south of Belfast: Cormac Neeson (lead vocals), Paul Mahon (guitar), Micky Waters (bass) and James Heatley (drums). The U.K.'s Classic Rock Magazine voted them 2005's Best New UK Band at their prestigious Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards and called them, "The biggest new rock band of the decade." Similarly, Kerrang! praised Rise as "the best British rock debut of the decade" and reviewed a U.K. live show by The Answer as "F*@king stupendous." Get ready for their invasion of America on October 28 as they hit the road with AC/DC. For more information on The Answer, visit http://www.theanswer.ie; http://www.myspace.com/theanswerrock
The Answer to open for AC/DC on their 2008 North American tour as follows: Oct. 28:Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Dec. 10: Phoenix, AZ (Wachovia Arena) (US Airways Center) Oct. 30:Chicago Dec. 12: San Antonio, TX (Allstate Arena) (AT&T Center) Nov 1: Chicago Dec. 14: Houston, TX (Allstate Arena) (Toyota Center) Nov. 3: Indianapolis Dec. 16: Atlanta, GA (Conseco Fieldhouse) (Philips Arena) Nov. 5: Auburn Hills, Mich. Dec. 18: Charlotte, N.C. (Palace of Auburn Hills) (Time Warner Arena) Nov. 9: BostonDec. 21: Tampa, FL (TD Banknorth Garden) (St. Pete Times Forum) Nov. 12-13: New York Jan. 5: Cleveland, OH (Madison Square Garden)(Quicken Loans Arena) Nov. 15:Washington, D.C. Jan. 9: Toronto, ONT (Verizon Center) (Rogers Centre) Nov. 17:Philadelphia, PA Jan. 11: Cincinnati, OH (Wachovia Center) (U.S. Bank Arena) Nov. 19:East Rutherford, N.J. Jan. 13: St. Louis, MO (IZOD Center) (Scottrade Center) Nov. 21:Columbus, OH Jan. 15: Omaha, NE (Schottenstein Center) (Quest Center Omaha) Nov. 23:Minneapolis, MN Jan. 17: Fargo, ND (Xcel Energy Center) (Fargodome) Nov. 25:Denver, COJan. 19: Minneapolis, MN (Pepsi Center) (Xcel Energy Center) Nov. 29:Seattle, WA Jan. 21: Kansas City, MO (Key Arena)(Sprint Center) Nov. 30:Tacoma, WAJan. 23: Dallas, TX (Tacoma Dome) (American Airlines Center) Dec. 2: Oakland, CA Jan. 26: Tulsa, OK (Oracle Arena) (BOK Center) Dec. 4: Oakland, CA Jan. 28: Little Rock, AR (Oracle Arena) (Alltel Arena) Dec. 6: Los Angeles, CA Jan. 30: Memphis, TN (The Forum)(FedEx Forum) Dec. 8: Los Angeles, CA Jan. 31: Nashville, TN (The Forum)(Sommet Center)
SOURCE The End Records
AC/DC TOUR DATES OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED FOR SPAIN!
March 31, 2009: Barcelona
April 9, 2009: Madrid
There have also been unofficial dates for other European areas as follows:
Feb 18, 2009: Telenor Arena, Norway source
Feb 20, 2009: The Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden source
Feb 25 & 27, 2009: Paris, France source
March 19, 2009: Datch Forum, Milano, Italy source
AC/DC GERMANY TOUR 2009:
March 5, 2009: Leipzig, Germany
March 7, 2009: Düsseldorf, Germany
March 9, 2009: Oberhausen, Germany
March 11, 2009: Bremen, Germany
March 15, 2009: Dortmund, Germany
March 25, 2009: Frankfurt, Germany
March 27, 2009: München, Germany
UK FANS- AC/DC Contest! (sponsored by THE SUN)
Win an AC/DC trip to New York
FANCY winning an AC/DC trip of a lifetime to New York?
Next week, you and a friend could be whisked away to see the band perform a full rehearsal for their world-wide tour at a top-secret location in the US!
The lucky winners will be flown to New York City where they will board the exclusive ‘Rock 'N' Roll Train’.
From there, they will be transported to a secret location to be part of AC/DC's final dress rehearsal in anticipation of their long-awaited 2008/09 world tour!
The band will perform tracks from their forthcoming album ‘Black Ice’, as well as the well loved classics.
The prize includes return flights to New York City for two people and hotel accommodation for three nights.
This will be THE ultimate AC/DC experience of a lifetime.
Black Ice is the long awaited new studio album from AC/DC, out on Monday, October 20.
It's the first full-length studio album of all-new material from the rock 'n' roll legends since the release of "Stiff Upper Lip" in 2000.
Produced by Brendan O'Brien and mixed by Mike Fraser, it's the band's debut recording for Columbia Records.
Black Ice premieres 15 new AC/DC compositions and performances including the album's first single, Rock 'N' Roll Train.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER
VH1 Classic Celebrates the Release of AC/DC's New Album With a 'Total AC/DC' 24-Hour Marathon
VH1 Classic to Celebrate on Sunday, October 19 Showing Archival Footage of the Group, BBC Concerts and the Group's Landmark Concert "Live At Donnington"
VH1Classic.com Will Be Home to Exclusive AC/DC Music and Video Content Starting October 13 - October 20 VH1Classic.com and VH1.com's THE LEAK Will Stream AC/DC's New Album, "Black Ice" A Week Before Going On Sale
VH1 Classic commemorates one of the baddest bands in the land, AC/DC, who is returning after eight years with a new album, "Black Ice." The network for "classic music lovers" is celebrating the group's new release, which hits stores October 20, with a 24-hour marathon on Sunday, October 19. Sit back and rock out during "Total AC/DC" as VH1 Classic takes you through archival footage of the group, BBC concerts and one of the group's most seminal concerts, "Live at Donnington." Throughout the day fans can reminisce on some of the greatest concerts, videos and footage of the group.
"Classic in Concert: No Bull" Airs at 4:00 PM ET/PT
A follow-up to their 1991 concert film masterpiece "Live At Donnington," "No Bull" was designed to capture the over-the-top spectacle that was the 1996 "Ballbreaker" tour. Filmed live on July 19, 1996 at the Plaza De Toro De Las Ventas, a remarkable space usually designated for bull fights, this footage showcases Angus Young at his best.
"BBC Crown Jewels: Rock Goes To College: AC/DC" Airs at 6:00 PM ET/PT
"Rock Goes To College," was a BBC series that ran between 1978 and 1981 on British television. Up-coming rock oriented bands were showcased live from small venues and broadcast simultaneously on television and radio during a 40-50 minute live performance. This memorable episode, taped on October 28, 1978 from University of Essex, Colchester includes live performances of "Live Wire," "Problem Child," "Sin City," "Bad Boy Boogie," "Whole Lotta Rosie," "I'm A Rocker" and "Let There Be Rock."
"AC/DC Video Marathon" Airs at 7:00 PM ET/PT
Just when you thought this day of great AC/DC hits couldn't get any better, VH1 Classic airs some of the band's classic hit video including "Back In Black," "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap," "Highway To Hell," "You Shook Me All Night Long," "Hells Bells," "T.N.T." and many more. Relax and take a few hours to recollect on some of your favorite AC/DC video hits of all time.
"Classic in Concert: Live At Donnington" Airs at 8:00 PM ET/PT
This historic concert sees Angus Young and the boys hit the stage and wow a sizeable crowd at the 1991's Monsters of Rock show at Castle Donnington. Always a spectacular live presence, AC/DC manage to take their recorded output to a whole new level in the live arena, combining some classic hard rock sounds with a level of showmanship that never fails to raise a smile. "Classic in Concert: Live at Donnington," showcases the 2-hour performance that included real cannons, the Hells Bell, an inflatable Rosie and an inflatable Angus.
"BBC Crown Jewels: Sight & Sound in Concert: AC/DC" Airs at 10:00 PM ET/PT
This memorable concert taped on October 29, 1977 from the Hippodrome, UK, features band members Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Bon Scott, Mark Evans and Phil Rudd. The pioneers of hard rock and heavy metal perform "Let There Be Rock," "Problem Child," "Bad Boy Boogie," "T.N.T." and many others. This concert is part of the "BBC Crown Jewels" series, which highlights rare performances from the BBC archives never before seen in the U.S.
AC/DC on VH1Classic.com
On Tuesday, September 16, VH1Classic.com kicked off "AC/DC Day" with their ultimate fan sweepstakes: "VH1 Classic Presents The AC/DC All Aboard The Rock & Roll Train." One lucky fan will get the chance to attend the last LIVE AC/DC rehearsal at a secret location and party like a rock star as they hit the road from NYC in their own "party train." All entries must be received by October 20. Go to VH1Classic.com to enter to win and for official rules and guidelines.
Additionally, VH1Classic.com will be home to exclusive online music and video content. Starting October 13 - October 20 VH1.com's and VH1Classic.com's THE LEAK will stream AC/DC's New Album, "Black Ice" a week before going on sale. Also fans will get to see AC/DC in exclusive VH1Classic.com interviews, "Box Set" video compilations, photo galleries and much more.
For more information on these shows, please log onto VH1Classic.com.
Launched in May 2000, VH1 Classic is a 24-hour network that present videos, concerts and music specials all day long, featuring the best of rock, soul and pop artists from the 60's, 70's and 80's, including The Beatles, The Stones, Tina Turner, Led Zeppelin, Marvin Gaye, The Who, Stevie Wonder, The Police, Madonna and many more. Learn more at VH1Classic.com.
October 7th, 2008:
Imeem Contest for Secret Show Tix
Win tickets to see AC/DC at a SECRET SHOW in NYC on October 26!
You must be registered with imeem.com to enter. If you are not already registered visit imeem.com to register for free.
• visit http://www.imeem.com/acdc
• add AC/DC as a “Friend”
• Post a comment on the "AC/DC Music Playlist" HERE
** Please note that winner must manage their own transportation and accommodation to/from New York City **
October 5th, 2008: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRIAN JOHNSON!
WE SALUTE YOU!
October 3rd, 2008:
Congratulations to the Dress Like Angus Winners!
AC/DC would like to congratulate Trish and David, winners of the Dress Like Angus contest, for their spectacular pictures! To see some of the other great entries, head to myspace.com/acdc and check out AC/DC's top friends. Once again, thanks for your amazing pictures. Head to the contests page at acdcrocks.com for more chances to win tickets to the secret show!
AC/DC's "ROCK N ROLL TRAIN" has been released by Columbia Records as a limited vinyl single (with picture sleeve), and will be available exclusively through independent retail stores. The 'B side of the single is "War Machine". The single is also available to order online at this location.
AC/DC Black Ice Vinyl Goes Exclusive To Indies
`The Battle of Black Ice` is over. Stores across America have reached a happy compromise over the exclusive situation with Wal-Mart. Independents outlets will now have the exclusive vinyl release of the new AC/DC album and the `Rock and Roll Train` single.
`Black Ice` is without a doubt the most eagerly awaited album on 2008 and who gets what has certainly been a hot topic.
Earlier this year, a deal was struck with Wal-Mart for the exclusive release of the album in the United States. Independent stores rallied to dilute the impact with the threat of flooding the market with cheaper, imported goods from South America.
Now a compromise has been reached giving the 700 Indie stores across America the exclusive vinyl release of the album as well as a 7” vinyl release of the single ‘Rock and Roll Train’ backed with ‘War Machine’.
While America has lost many of the major chains such as Tower, HMV and Virgin in the last couple of years, the owner/operated Indie stores have been thriving because of their product knowledge, customer service and diverse range.
The impact and value of the Indie store was felt nationwide this year when, for the first time, the stores combined for Record Store Day, an event held last April that drew national attention.
AC/DC’s ‘Black Ice’ will be released in the USA on October 20 and in Australia on October 18.
The Black Ice world tour will kick off in Wilkes-Barre, PA on October 28.
October 2nd, 2008:
Hard Rock International has announced that all four Hard Rock Cafés in the UK are set to host official fan-only listening parties for the eagerly awaited new AC/DC album "Black Ice". The listening parties will take place between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 16 at Hard Rock Café London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Cardiff and will give over 500 fans an exclusive preview of the 15 brand new tracks by the world's biggest rock act!
AC/DC fans can apply for tickets for these exclusive parties by registering their details on www.acdccomp.co.uk/hardrock. The prize draw is now open, and closes at midnight on Friday, October 10.
BRAND NEW AC/DC CONTEST (YES, ANOTHER ONE!)
Win Tickets To The AC/DC Show Of A Lifetime
On October 26, AC/DC will roll into an East Coast town under the cover of night and rock a secret club show to get the tour started right. Ever wanted to see AC/DC in the type of club they used to play when they were getting started? This is as close as you'll ever get. Best of all - AC/DC wants their biggest fans to be there with them, stomping feet, pumping fists and straining vocal cords with each beat of the drum.
Want in? ACDC.com has 10 pairs of tickets to giveaway. Here's how you can claim your spot:
Tell us just how badly you want to attend this secret club show, and what you'd do to make it happen. Would you drive 500 miles? How about 1000? Would you get the ticket stub tattooed on your arm? Would you put on a schoolboy uniform and duck-walk through your office?
If you can catch our judge's eye, we'll get you hooked up with the hardest ticket of the decade. State your case passionately, clearly, and in under 96 words (36 + 24 + 36, if you know what we mean), and you could be heading somewhere on the East Coast for the AC/DC concert of a lifetime.
The AC/DC Wal-Mart exclusive is about to be thunderstruck as US stores prepare to bring in stock of `Black Ice` from outside the USA.
One independent chain told Undercover News that, “we have been able to order Black Ice in from Argentina for $8.25 per unit and will be able to sell it for less than the Wal-Mart price”.
The ease of buying from anywhere in the world makes a farce of the “exclusive deal”.
By forcing the real music stores to shop internationally for their stock, SonyBMG America will be the loser in the deal.
“We can buy from anywhere,” the store source said. “With technology and international accounts, if a major like SonyBMG America decides they don’t want to do business with us, we will do business with other territories. Why should we allow them to disadvantage our businesses and piss off our customers”.
The value of the US dollar right now has made it simple to do deals internationally and allow stores to shop for the best price.
The AC/DC exclusive deal looks set to fizzle. US shoppers may find the Black Ice album in their local stores but they won’t necessarily be US produced good … and the customers won’t care.
AC/DC’s Black Ice album is due for US release on October 20.
AC/DC Comes Exclusively To Rock Band™ To Bring AC/DC Live: Rock Band® Track Pack™ To Fans Worldwide
This exclusive deal with Columbia Records and AC/DC marks the first time ever the band has included an entire album for video game play, with 18 live tracks from their prolific live performances becoming available in one electrifying, standalone game. The AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack allows players to experience this amazing set list with Rock Band, Rock Band 2 or other compatible music game peripherals. Full of the band's classic songs, the game will be available this November in the US and throughout Europe, Australia and New Zealand beginning in early December.
"When MTV first launched in 1981, we promised that people would 'never look at music the same way again' and, with Rock Band, we continue to fulfill this commitment," stated Paul DeGooyer, MTV's Senior Vice President of Electronic Games & Music. "We're excited to be part of AC/DC's and Columbia's global plan for the release of their new album, DVD and now, videogame. Being the first to present these revered songs in interactive form, exclusively on the Rock Band platform is a true honor. For those about to rock with the AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack, we salute you!"
"AC/DC fans can now experience performing live, on stage with the band," said Columbia Records co-Chairman Steve Barnett. "An unforgettable concert is now an ultimate at-home entertainment experience with the AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack."
AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will feature the master recordings from the best of the band's live performances. The live recording was specially remixed for Rock Band by Mike Fraser. The game features 18 tracks, with more than 99 minutes of game play for each instrument:
"Shoot to Thrill"
"Back in Black"
"Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be"
"Fire Your Guns"
"Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"
"Whole Lotta Rosie"
"You Shook Me All Night Long"
"Let There Be Rock"
"Highway To Hell"
"For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)"
All tracks from the AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will also be available for play in Rock Band and Rock Band 2(1) by entering a special export authentication code for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system versions. As previously announced, AC/DC's anthem "Let There Be Rock" is featured in Rock Band 2 -- the first time the group has been included in a music-based video game. In addition, look for the epic Rock Band 2 TV commercial featuring the studio version of AC/DC's rock anthem "Let There Be Rock" that premiered during the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards at www.rockband2.com.
The AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will be available in the U.S. on November 2nd on Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and on November 16th for Wii™. Pricing for AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack on Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and Wii is MSRP $39.88 and MSRP $29.88 for the PlayStation 2. The AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will also be available at most major retailers in Europe, Australia and New Zealand in early December on Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3, PlayStation 2 and Wii. In the UK, AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will be MSRP AGBP29.99 for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and Wii and MSRP AGBP19.99 for the PlayStation 2. In the rest of EU, the AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will be MSRP ae39.99 for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and Wii and MSRP ae29.99 for the PlayStation 2. In Australia, AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will be MSRP $49.99 for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3, Wii and PlayStation 2.
AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack follows the release of AC/DC's first album of all-new material in eight years. The album, "Black Ice," features 15 new tracks from brothers Angus and Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson, Cliff Williams, and Phil Rudd. "Rock 'n' Roll Train," the album's first single, was released on August 28. "Black Ice" will be available in the US exclusively at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club retail locations and Web sites Oct. 20 for $11.88, as well as on the band's Web site, www.acdc.com.
Released first on Xbox 360 on September 14th, Rock Band 2 features the largest music catalogue of any music-based videogame to date including over 100 songs(2) on the Rock Band 2 soundtrack with an unrivaled blend of classic and new artists including AC/DC, Guns 'N Roses, Bob Dylan, Pearl Jam, Motorhead and more! The Rock Band online music store recently surpassed 21 million paid downloads since the game's launch in late November 2007. With more than 300 tracks available to date via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at http://www.rockband.com/dlc), the addition of complete and immediate backwards compatibility for songs purchased from Rock Band's ever-expanding online music store and the ability to export most songs from the original Rock Band disc, the Rock Band music library will feature more than 500 songs(3) by year's end.
For more information on Rock Band and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com and www.harmonixmusic.com.
Developed by Harmonix, MTV Games is the publisher of Rock Band. EA is the exclusive distribution partner for Rock Band.
September 30th, 2008:
AC/DC Extend 'Black Ice World Tour' Into 2009
AC/DC extend their trek across North America by adding sixteen more shows to their Black Ice World Tour. Newly added dates begin on December 20, in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and wrap up on January 31, 2009 in Nashville, TN. The tour kicks off on October 28, 2008 in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Click here to view the full itinerary.
Tickets for the Houston, Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, and Cleveland concerts go on sale October 4 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets for the Toronto concert go on sale October 10 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets for the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Omaha, Fargo, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Dallas, Tulsa, and Nashville concerts go on sale October 11 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets for the Little Rock and Memphis concerts go on sale October 18 at 10:00 a.m.
Members of the AC/DC Fan Club will receive special access to tickets when these tickets go on sale. At the time of the public on-sale, there will be a separate sale only for members of the AC/DC Fan Club. The Fan Club On-Sales begin at exactly the same time as the public on-sale. However, tickets in the Fan Club On-Sale will not be available to the public. Click here to learn more about Fan Club membership or to join today.
18 Black Ice World Tour concerts sold out in record time when tickets went on sale for the initial round of on-sales, with shows being added in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Oakland due to unprecedented fan demand.
Tickets to AC/DC's Black Ice World Tour are available through Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster charge-by-phone, Ticketmaster retail outlets, or at ACDC.com. Specific market on sale dates and times are available here. Fans ordering tickets through Ticketmaster.com will have an exclusive opportunity to pre-order AC/DC's Black Ice album in connection with their ticket purchase.
The worldwide tour - the band's first since 2001 - promotes Black Ice, AC/DC's latest studio album. Black Ice will be released on October 20th and sold in the US exclusively at Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, and www.acdc.com. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.walmart.com and www.acdc.com.
Additional appearances throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia, will be announced shortly.
Dec 21, 2008 Tampa FL US St. Pete Times Forum on sale October 04
Jan 05, 2009 Cleveland OH US Quicken Loans Arena on sale October 04
Jan 07, 2009 Pittsburgh PA US Mellon Arena on sale October 11
Jan 09, 2009 Toronto ON CA Rogers Centre on sale October 10
Jan 11, 2009 Cincinnati OH US U.S. Bank Arena on sale October 11
Jan 13, 2009 St. Louis MO US Scottrade Center on sale October 11
Jan 15, 2009 Omaha NE US Qwest Center Omaha on sale October 11
Jan 17, 2009 Fargo ND US Fargodome on sale October 11
Jan 19, 2009 Minneapolis MN US Xcel Energy Center on sale October 11
Jan 21, 2009 Kansas City MO US Sprint Center on sale October 11
Jan 23, 2009 Dallas TX US American Airlines Center on sale October 11
Jan 26, 2009 Tulsa OK US BOK Center on sale October 11
Jan 28, 2009 Little Rock AR US ALLTELL Arena on sale October 18
Jan 30, 2009 Memphis TN US FedEx Forum on sale October 18
Jan 31, 2009 Nashville TN US Sommet Center on sale October 11
AC/DC's Rock 'N Roll Train inspires YouTube madness
The well-worn saying is that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Let's hope you still believe that after witnessing some of the YouTube gems that have followed in the wake of AC/DC's Rock 'N Roll Train. They range from the...well, you be the judge.
First up is the New York band Live Wire, who bill themselves redundantly as the "World's Definitive #1 AC/DC Tribute Show." Their website says they're the "closest you can get to the real thing," and hey, we'll take them at their word. Here they are performing Rock N' Roll Train in Falls Church, Virginia.
Next up we have 17-year-old drummer Paul Clark Jr. from Birmingham England. A very polite sort, Paul apologizes for his headphones (his other ones have broken), and says if you're a Birmingham-based bass player between the ages of 17-26, to give him a shout. Here he is performing a "live drum tribute" to Rock 'N Roll Train.
Rob Goobernutty says that the song is "so simple it's not even worth posting." He just did it "to get views, and also to educate all you noobs out there!" That was mighty sporty of him, wasn't it? Here he is, schoolin' us all.
Last and possibly least, we have a French YouTuber who calls himself AceFrehley140986. What Ace does might be considered performance art. On the other hand, it might be considered...again, you be the judge.
Should you have your own AC/DC-inspired videos, don't be shy - send them our way. We'll be kind. Honest, LINK
An AC/DC version of Rock Band has been confirmed for release in October.
As suggested by Undercover on September 18 AC/DC Rock Band Track Pack will be a worthy contender to the Guitar Hero Metallica title.
The AC/DC title will be based on live tracks from the Live at Donnington DVD.
The title, like the forthcoming Black Ice album, will be available exclusively through Wal-Mart in the USA.
As part of the deal, Wal-Mart will have an AC/DC section featuring their CDs, DVDs and T-Shirts as well as other merch, as well as the exclusive sale of the Black Ice CD and the Rock Band game.
September 29th, 2008: Although it has not yet been officially confirmed by ACDC.COM or ACDCROCKS.COM on the tour dates page, there are two more shows that have been otherwise confirmed, that will be going on sale this Saturday, October 4th: Tampa, Florida December 21st, and Cleveland, Ohio January 5th.
With these dates being confirmed, it is likely to expect an official announcement with more North American dates from the band shortly...
September 26th, 2008: AC/DC 'Give It All You Got' contest!
AC/DC have announced a new contest where they are asking fans to create their own version of the "Rock 'N Roll Train" video and upload it to YouTube with a "ACDCGiveItAllYouGot" tag on it.
Prizes to be given away include an Angus Young signature model Gibson SG and a Malcolm Young signature model Gretsch G6131MY signed by AC/DC, along with five signed copies of the band's new album, "Black Ice".
More details can be found at: www.acdc.com/giveitallyougot
BACK IN BLACK is #1 on the Billboard charts!
'TRAIN' ON BOTH TRACKS: AC/DC is currently charting on Mainstream Rock Tracks, where "Rock n Roll Train" is No. 3. "Train" is the group's 29th entry on this tally and its first since "Safe in New York City" peaked at No. 21 in May 2001. "Train" is AC/DC's highest-charting song since "Stiff Upper Lip" spent four weeks at No. 1 in March-April 2000. "Lip" was the Australian group's third No. 1 on this survey, following "Big Gun" in 1993 and "Hard as a Rock" in 1995.
AC/DC made its Mainstream Rock Tracks debut the week of March 28, 1981 with "Hells Bells" and "Back in Black." That gives the group a Mainstream chart span of 27 years, six months and one week.
AC/DC's chart span on Modern Rock Tracks is considerably shorter, by 27 years and six months. The band makes its first appearance on this tally this week, as "Train" starts at No. 38.
Should "Train" arrive on the Hot 100, it would be the first AC/DC song to appear on this chart in 15 years.
Meanwhile, the classic "Back in Black" album is No. 1 on the Top Pop Catalog chart for the second consecutive week and the third week overall. The album's first week at No. 1 was on the chart dated Feb. 11, 2006. "Back in Black" moved over to the catalog chart the week of March 8, 2003 after a 131-week run on The Billboard 200. With 714 weeks on the Catalog chart, "Back in Black" has now charted a total of 845 weeks.
Bauer relaunches Q magazine
LONDON - Bauer Media will unveil a redesign of flagship music title Q in its November issue, which goes on sale early next week.
AC/DC's Angus Young will be the first cover star of the new-look Q after he agreed for the first time in decades to be studio photographed in his iconic schoolboy uniform. The cover story is the first major interview the band has given in eight years.
Bauer relaunches Q magazine
by Alison Donnelly, Marketing 26-Sep-08, 10:23
LONDON - Bauer Media will unveil a redesign of flagship music title Q in its November issue, which goes on sale early next week.
The relaunch comes after Q retained the top spot as the biggest-selling music monthly in the first half of 2008, despite having lost 17,000 sales, or 13.1% of its circulation year on year, according to the latest ABCs.
The title had an average sale of 113,174 copies in the first half of 2008. Most music and entertainment titles suffered heavy declines over the period.
A number of features are being introduced to the magazine, including The Q Challenge, The Q Hero, Rock 'n' Roll Travel and My Collection, in which musicians or celebrities talk about their special collections.
Music remains at the core of the magazine, with the Q 50 - the month's essential 50 tracks - and Q Review delivering the information about new releases.
AC/DC Slam itunes
Angus Young reveals why his band boycot the store
AC/DC and Elbow have slammed the iTunes music download service, with Elbow frontman Guy Garvey saying it has caused the "death of the album".
AC/DC frontman Angus Young, whose band refuse to make their songs available on iTunes, said the boycott was because they didn't want fans simply downloading a few tracks of theirs.
"We don't make singles, we make albums," he told the Telegraph.
"We believe the songs on any of our albums belong together. If we were on iTunes, we know a certain percentage of people would only download two or three songs from the album. We don't think that represents us musically."
Young added that despite pressure from industry figures to make AC/DC's songs available on iTunes, he didn't believe that being part of the site was crucial to success.
"Since iTunes came into existence, we've actually increased our back catalogue sales without being on the site," he said. "We were sternly warned by our management team and our record label that the complete opposite would be the case."
AC/DC are set to release a new album, 'Black Ice', on October 20. It won't be available on iTunes.
(Webmaster note: KUDOS to AC/DC for sticking to their ground, keeping rock albums alive, and PROVING that AC/DC does not need itunes to be successful- more successful than every other band on the planet since 2003, aside from The Beatles, who.... you guessed it, also do not participate in itunes! go figure!)
September 24th, 2008: AC/DC CONTESTS currently running through ACDCROCKS.COM to win tickets for a very special intimate 'secret show' somewhere in the greater New York area before the BLACK ICE world tour starts!......
ROCK OUT YOUR CAR
DRESS LIKE ANGUS
SHOW US YOUR AC/DC
AC/DC: 18 'Black Ice World Tour' Concerts Sell Out In Record Time
Fans responded enthusiastically to the first AC/DC world tour in eight years with 18 "Black Ice World Tour" concerts selling out in record time. Unprecedented fan response forced additional shows in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Oakland.
"Black Ice World Tour" ticket sales highlights include:
* Chicago's Allstate Arena concert sold out in minutes forcing the second show to go on sale, which also sold out over the weekend.
* Both Madison Square Garden concerts sold out in minutes.
* Vancouver's General Motors Place concert sold out in 4 minutes, a record for that venue.
* San Antonio fans purchased more tickets in one day for AC/DC than for any other artist in that market's history.
* Tickets for Toronto's Rogers Centre sold faster than any stadium concert in the venue's history.
"The tremendous fan response to AC/DC is evidenced by record breaking ticket sales this weekend," said Columbia Records co-Chairman Steve Barnett. "Along with the worldwide success of the 'No Bull' DVD re-release, it's obvious that fans are anxiously awaiting the October 20 release of the new album, 'Black Ice'."
"AC/DC's fans came out in force this weekend to get tickets to the band's upcoming 'Black Ice' tour," said David Marcus, Ticketmaster's senior vice president, Music. "A live AC/DC event promises to be a legendary rock show. We're glad Paperless Ticket helped fan club members and fans get tickets at face value for designated seats."
The "Black Ice World Tour" opens on October 28 at the Wachovia Arena in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The worldwide tour — the band's first since 2001 — promotes "Black Ice", AC/DC's latest studio album. "Black Ice" will be released on October 20 and sold in the U.S. exclusively at Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, and www.acdc.com. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.walmart.com and www.acdc.com.
Tickets to AC/DC's "Black Ice World Tour" are available through Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster charge-by-phone, Ticketmaster retail outlets, or at ACDC.com. Specific market on sale dates and times are listed at Ticketmaster.com's AC/DC page. Fans ordering tickets through Ticketmaster.com will have an exclusive opportunity to pre-order AC/DC's "Black Ice" album in connection with their ticket purchase.
Additional appearances throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia, will be announced shortly.
September 19th, 2008: AC/DC ROCK N ROLL TRAIN VIDEO PREMIER! http://www.acdc.com/acdc101/
NEW SONG "WAR MACHINE" has been playing on 'AC/DC RADIO' which is available through Sirius/XM.
September 18th, 2008:
AC/DC Presented With New Multi-Platinum Sales Plaque; Photo Available - Sep. 17, 2008
Australian hard rock legends AC/DC were presented with a plaque earlier this month by Columbia Records for "a lot of sales" of a few of the band's catalogue releases:
* 6x platinum for "Live In Donington"
* 10x platinum for "Family Jewels"
* 5x platinum for "Plug Me In"
Left to right:
* Glenn Frese, VP of Digital Marketing and Business Development / Columbia Records (orange shirt)
* Malcolm Young / Rhythm guitar / AC/DC (grey tank top)
* Benny Tarantini, VP of Publicity / Columbia Records
* Rob Stringer, Chairman / Sony Music Label Group (green shirt/big smile)
* Angus Young / Lead Guitar / AC/DC (white t-shirt)
* Alvin Handwerker / Manager (older gentleman with tie)
* Steve Barnett / Chairman / Columbia Records (purple shirt/sport coat)
* Robbie McIntosh (tall bald guy)
* Brian Johnson / Singer / AC/DC
* Greg Linn / VP of Marketing / Columbia Records
* Larry Solters / Publicist / Scoop Marketing
AC/DC's "No Bull: The Director's Cut" debuted at the top of the DVD sales charts in 11 countries.
Global DVD sales chart positions for "No Bull" are as follows:
United States: #1 (first-week sales: 27,000)
New Zealand: #1
"No Bull: The Director's Cut" — a newly edited, comprehensive HD DVD of AC/DC's famed July 1996 Plaza De Toros De Las Ventas concert in Madrid, Spain — was released September 9. "No Bull: The Director's Cut" is remixed in Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound and features more than two hours of classic AC/DC music and bonus features, including "Angus-cam" songs and two rare performances from the "Ballbreaker" tour. The DVD is also available in Blu-ray.
AC/DC ANNOUNCE OFFICIAL TICKET SALE DATES & TIMES FOR NORTH AMERICAN BLACK ICE TOUR
September 12th, 2008: "AC/DC DAY" - PREMIERES SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19
One of the baddest bands in the land, AC/DC is returning after eight
years. The group's new album, "Black Ice," hits stores October 21 and VH1
Classic is celebrating the new release with a 24-hour marathon. Sit back
and relax with AC/DC as VH1 Classic takes you through archival footage of
the group, BBC concerts, and videos from the band
September 11th, 2008: AC/DC ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES!!!
Oct. 28: Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (Wachovia Arena)
Oct. 30: Chicago (Allstate Arena)
Nov. 3: Indianapolis (Conseco Fieldhouse)
Nov. 5: Auburn Hills, Mich. (Palace of Auburn Hills)
Nov. 7: Toronto (Rogers Centre)
Nov. 9: Boston (TD Banknorth Garden)
Nov. 12-13: New York (Madison Square Garden)
Nov. 15: Washington, D.C. (Verizon Center)
Nov. 17: Philadelphia (Wachovia Center)
Nov. 19: East Rutherford, N.J. (IZOD Center)
Nov. 21: Columbus, Ohio (Schottenstein Center)
Nov. 23: Minneapolis (Xcel Energy Center)
Nov. 25: Denver (Pepsi Center)
Nov. 28: Vancouver (General Motors Place)
Nov. 29: Seattle (KeyArena)
Nov. 30: Tacoma, Wash. (Tacoma Dome)
Dec. 2: Oakland, Calif. (Oracle Arena)
Dec. 6: Los Angeles (The Forum)
Dec. 10: Phoenix (US Airways Center)
Dec. 12: San Antonio (AT&T Center)
Dec. 14: Houston (Toyota Center)
Dec. 16: Atlanta (Philips Arena)
Dec. 18: Charlotte, N.C. (Time Warner Cable Arena)
AC/DC's Catalog Blows Away Competition - Sep. 11, 2008
According to Hits Daily Double (the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS), Australian hard-rock legends AC/DC have sold 7 million physical albums in the U.S. between 2004 and 2007, more than the combined physical and digital totals of PINK FLOYD (6 million), THE EAGLES (5.1 million), THE ROLLING STONES (4.9 million) or LED ZEPPELIN (4.7 million). By comparison, THE BEATLES have sold 8 million CDs during the same period. Like THE BEATLES, AC/DC has yet to make its catalog available online, leading to the unanswerable question of how much, if it all, the iTunes boycott has benefited the band’s overall sales.
The AC/DC catalog, owned by the band, moved with them from WMG to its present home at Sony.
September 10th, 2008:
ACDC.COM UPDATED... BRAND NEW OFFICIAL AC/DC ONLINE FANCLUB LAUNCHED!
Before you join the Fan Club, there are a few things you should know:
Click here to continue to sign-up.
FIRST AC/DC TOUR DATE POSTED ON TICKETMASTER! ........ not the first date of the tour, but the first venue to be listed so far!
Date of show: Fri, Nov 21, 2008 07:30 PM
location: Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OH
on sale date: Onsale to General Public: Fri, 09/19/08 10:00 AM EDT
ticket price: US $89.50
Angus & Brian were interviewed on the HOWARD STERN show on September 9th.
Also, as previously reported, an ALL-AC/DC station will be premiering on SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO for a limited time, starting 6PM on SEPT 15th on SIRIUS CHANNEL 29.
XM SATELLITE RADIO will also be premiering AC/DC RADIO starting the same time and date, on XM CHANNEL 53
"FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK...AC/DC RADIO
That's right, starting September 15 at 6PM AC/DC will be getting their own XM channel. AC/DC Radio will celebrate the band's awesome career and also preview their upcoming album Black Ice, their first studio album in eight years.
You'll hear AC/DC's music 24/7, plus band members Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Cliff Williams, Brian Johnson, and Phil Rudd talking about their incredible career.
Listeners will also have the chance to vote for their favorite AC/DC song - the votes will be tallied and played back during the "Ultimate AC/DC Countdown."
AC/DC RADIO SIRIUS CHANNEL 29
AC/DC RADIO XM CHANNEL 53
September 9th, 2008: Starting September 15th, 6PM SIRIUS Satellite radio will launch a new AC/DC ONLY radio station for a limited time.
"That's right, starting September 15 at 6 pm AC/DC will be getting their own SIRIUS channel. AC/DC Radio will celebrate the band's awesome career and also preview their upcoming album Black Ice, their first studio album in eight years. You'll hear AC/DC's music 24/7, plus band members Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Cliff Williams, Brian Johnson and Phil Rudd talking about their incredible career. Listeners will also have the chance to vote for their favorite AC/DC song — the votes will be tallied and played back during the "Ultimate AC/DC Countdown." (Channel 29)
September 8th, 2008:
Eddie Trunk will speak to Brian and Angus this week for a brand new exclusive interview for his upcoming new VH1 Classic show. He should be reporting and also possibly posting some new photos from the shoot soon on his site.
Check out the Australian (Albert) promotional CD for ROCK N ROLL TRAIN:
August 28th, 2008: A LIMITED EDITION "DELUXE EDITION" VERSION OF AC/DC's NEW ALBUM "BLACK ICE" will now also be available! The cover will have a blue AC/DC Logo, and be packaged in a special hard cover deluxe package. It will also come with a 30 page expanded booklet with exclusive new illustrations, studio & live photographs of AC/DC.
ACDC.COM has also now started a brand new feature called 'AC/DC 101' which can be found here. This new feature will give you an in depth look of AC/DC's history decade by decade, and also offers a cool new 'widget' which will have 'On This Day' AC/DC news of events that happened through the bands career.
Billboard.com reports that AC/DC's new single "Rock 'N Roll Train" will be utilized in promo ads for the CBS show "Criminal Minds" beginning Sept. 1. It will also appear in the Oct. 22 installment of the series.
Verizon has the exclusive on the "Rock'n'Roll Train" ringtone via its online media store. AC/DC's music remains unavailable at Apple's iTunes Music Store.
August 27th, 2008: LISTEN TO ROCK 'N' ROLL TRAIN NOW!
Fans can now listen to AC/DC's "Rock 'N' Roll Train", the first single from the forthcoming album Black Ice, on acdcrocks.com. The highly anticipated track has been unleashed to the world as of today, August 28th. The video will premiere next month.
Black Ice, the band's first studio album in eight years, will be released on October 20th. Black Ice features 15 new tracks from brothers Angus and Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson, Cliff Williams, and Phil Rudd. The album was produced by Brendan O'Brien.
Black Ice is currently available for pre-order at www.acdc.com and Walmart.com.
August 26th, 2008: AC/DC's new album "BLACK ICE" due October 20th (Oct 18 in Australia) will be issued with three different picture sleeves. The original red AC/DC logo version, a yellow AC/DC logo version, and a white AC/DC logo version. All 3 sleeves will also differ slightly in their artwork.
The album is also being issued on vinyl LP.
August 25th, 2008: The song clip of "Rock N Roll Train" has since been removed from AC/DC's MYSPACE Page. In the meantime, the countdown is almost over, just 3 days to go!
August 22nd, 2008: AC/DC's OFFICIAL MYSPACE PAGE now has a 30 second preview of the new song "ROCK N ROLL TRAIN" available for preview!
August 21st, 2008:
VIEW A HIGH-RES SCAN OF THE NEW AC/DC COVER HERE!
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:
COLUMBIA RECORDS ANNOUNCES
THE INTERNATIONAL RELEASE OF
AC/DC'S LONG AWAITED "BLACK ICE" ALBUM
ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 20th
First New Studio Album In Eight Years
From World's Most Electrifying Rock 'N' Roll Band
Premieres 15 Brand New AC/DC Songs
First Single, "Rock 'N' Roll Train,"
Slated To Impact Radio Worldwide
On August 28
* * * *
Columbia Records announces the worldwide release of "Black Ice," the long awaited new studio album from AC/DC, on Monday, October 20.
"Black Ice," the first full-length studio album of all-new material from AC/DC since the release of "Stiff Upper Lip" in 2000, is the band's debut recording for Columbia Records.
Produced by Brendan O'Brien at the Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, BC, "Black Ice" premieres 15 new AC/DC compositions and performances including the album's first single, "Rock 'N' Roll Train," slated to impact radio around the world on August 28 with a video debuting in September.
"No Bull: The Director's Cut," a newly edited expanded DVD edition of AC/DC's historic performance at Madrid's Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas on July 10, 1996, will be released worldwide on September 8, 2008. "No Bull: The Director's Cut" has been remixed in Dolby Digital Stereo and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound and includes the original concert showcasing more than two hours of music as well as bonus features.
AC/DC - No Bull - Trailer
AC/DC will embark on a major world tour, the group's first since 2001, beginning late October
August 18th, 2008:
AC/DC CONFIRMS NEW ALBUM TITLE IS "BLACK ICE". Official sites ACDC.COM and ACDCROCKS.COM have been updated with the latest news, finally revealing the new AC/DC album "BLACK ICE" to be released on October 20th, 2008.
AC/DC's 'Black Ice' Set For Release October 20th
Columbia Records announced today the October 20th release of AC/DC's widely-anticipated Black Ice, the band's first studio album in eight years. Black Ice features 15 new tracks from brothers Angus and Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson, Cliff Williams, and Phil Rudd. The album was produced by Brendan O'Brien at the Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, BC.
"Rock 'N' Roll Train," the album's first single, will debut on August 28th. The video will premiere in September. And the band is set to kick off its first world tour since 2001 in late October.
Black Ice will be sold in the US exclusively at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club retail locations at the special price of $ 11.88. Online, the CD will be available with free shipping and handling via the band's website, www.acdc.com. It will also be sold at Walmart.com and Samsclub.com.
1. Rock ’n Roll Train
2. Skies On Fire
3. Big Jack
4. Anything Goes
5. War Machine
6. Smash N Grab
7. Spoilin’ For A Fight
10. Stormy May Day
11. She Likes Rock N Roll
12. Money Made
13. Rock N Roll Dream
14. Rocking All The Way
15. Black Ice
Black Ice is currently available for pre-order at www.acdc.com and Walmart.com.
No Bull: The Directors Cut, a newly edited, comprehensive HD DVD of the band's famed July 1996 Plaza De Toros De Las Ventas concert in Madrid , Spain, will be released on September 9, 2008 and is currently available for pre-order.
WALMART will soon feature SONG PREVIEWS ONLINE
SONG PREVIEWS SOON HERE:
August 15th, 2008:
AC/DC to make 'fancy dress return' at Reading Festival
Dress up as Angus and you could win a once in a lifetime trip to see the band
AC/DC are kicking off their comeback at Reading Festival (August 22-24) by offering fans a unique chance to see a one-off dress rehearsal from the band in the US.
However to qualify fans must dress up as the band's guitarist Angus Young.
Two giant billboards are being erected at the Reading site which fans in fancy dress must have their photo taken in front of. The snaps should be uploaded to Acdcrocks.com/uk.
The best "Angus" will win a two-person trip to the US to see the band perform the exclusive gig.
AC/DC will release a new album rumored to be called 'Black Ice' - their first since 2000's 'Stiff Upper Lip' - later this year.
No Bull, AC/DC Is Going To Blu-Ray
by Paul Cashmere - August 15 2008
AC/DC`s 1996 live DVD `No Bull` is about to be reissued on Blu-Ray and with bonus tracks.
The new version of the disc will include the previously unreleased live versions of `Cover You In Oil` from Gothenburg, Sweden and `Down Payment Blues` recorded in Daytona, USA.
The Blu-Ray disc has also been updated to include `Angusvision` for the tracks `Shoot To Thrill`, `Hail Caesar`, `Rock and Roll Ain`t Noise Pollution` and `You Shook Me All Night Long`. On these tracks, you`ll see what Angus Young was seeing.
`No Bull` will be out on Blu-Ray in September
August 8th, 2008:
Want to be a part of the next music video by AC/DC? Well, here's a chance for 150 lucky AC/DC fans to win a chance to be part of the new AC/DC video to be shot in London, England on August 15th, 2008. Contest Entry Form is located here!
July 29th 2008:
AC/DC are this close to announcing their 18-month world tour, which kicks off on Halloween in Chicago.
July 23rd 2008:
FAKE AC/DC NEWS has apparently become the new fashion on the internet. A fraudulent message that was mass mailed to AC/DC fans, bloggers, and webmasters by someone pretending to be from Sony music named Melissa Roxford has apparently been picked up by several news sites (such as AntiMUSIC) and other forums and blogs on the internet, which in turn are spreading this as "official news". THIS IS NOT REAL NEWS, nor does this person actually work for SonyBMG/Epic nor are they affiliated in any way with AC/DC or their management.
"DIRTY RHYTHM" is not the name of the new AC/DC album, nor is it "STRAP IT ON", another popular internet rumor. Another AC/DC site (Rising Power) has recently made headlines in music news (Blabbermouth, etc.) from fans who have been creating album titles and AC/DC tracklists, which are trying to be passed off as legitimate news to others, including some humorous ones taking shots at the bands age.
Until ACDC.COM , the bands official site releases legitimate news, please be patient...
Angus & Malcolm Young, Warehouse Studios, Vancouver, BC, Canada from March 2008. (Thanks Enrique!)
July 9th 2008:
R.I.P. BON SCOTT
Bon would have been 62 today. Cheers Bon, Have a Drink on me!
July 2nd 2008:
As reported by Undercover news, Australia, Albert's Danny Keenan has indicated that AC/DC is set to decide on the name of their forthcoming album, which should be decided by sometime next week. The current working titles are "BLACK ICE" or "RUNAWAY TRAIN" at the moment, or a possible third title that hasn't yet been revealed.
SONYBMG Australia has recently pulled the contest (below) to win the new AC/DC album, which is now tentatively rumored to be slated for an October release rather than August.
June 23rd 2008:
NEW AC/DC CONTEST! (Contest open to residents of Australia only)
SonyBMG in Australia are hosting a contest to win the brand new AC/DC album due out this August!
AC/DC NEW ALBUM + BACK CATALOGUE COMPETITION
Win The New AC/DC Album + Entire Back Catalogue!
AC/DC are coming back with their new album this August and we're giving one lucky fan the chance to win a prized copy of this seminal record plus a copy of every album in their back catalogue (subject to availability). Five runners-up will also receive a copy of the album too!
Prize 1: One prize pack with a copy of AC/DC's new album plus a copy of every album in their back catalogue (subject to availability)
Prize 2: One of five copies of AC/DC's new album
What do you think is the best AC/DC album of all time, and why?
Duration: 22.06.08 to 01.09.08
June 16th 2008:
AC/DC's long awaited new album will be released exclusively through Wal Mart stores in the USA according to a recent article from Reuters. The album will be the first from the band since 2000's "Stiff Upper Lip" and will be the first of new material to be issued through Columbia Records. A massive world tour is expected to follow. Tentative release for the album may be by August 2008, all depending upon the marketing strategy and promotional objective of the record company.
April 22nd 2008:
Brian Johnson was interviewed live this morning on DC 101 FM (Washington DC/Virginia), who phoned in for a brief interview with the DJ's there. Brian mostly discussed his participation in the movie 'Totally Baked', but was also asked about the new AC/DC album.
Brian confirmed the news I posted on the 16th, and stated that the band is now finished recording the new album and that Angus & Malcolm have remained in Vancouver with Mike Fraser and Brendan O'Brien to mix the album. He also stated that after that they will work on getting the artwork done, and promotional stuff for the release, and that the band will in fact tour. I would guess that the new AC/DC album will be released by sometime this Summer, with the tour to follow by late Summer/early Autumn.
April 18th 2008:
ACDC.COM NEWS Updated!
AC/DC Set To Release New Album This Year
"The waiting is almost over! AC/DC fans can expect the band's next album of new material sometime later this year. The band are currently recording in Vancouver with producer Brendan O'Brien and long time audio engineer Mike Fraser. This will be the band's first collection of new material since the release of Stiff Upper Lip in 2000."
Brian Johnson produced "Totally Baked" a new comedy being released on DVD on 4/22. The comedy will also feature 3 Classic-Rock-Cares songs with Brian and Cliff "Chaingang On The Road", "Who Phoned The Law", and Chase That Tail.
To hear live streams of these songs, go here
An article about the movie: The Gauntlet
April 16th, 2008:
I have confirmed that the new AC/DC album is in fact being recorded in Vancouver, Canada with producer Brendan O'Brien. The band has been very hard at work, recording 6-7 days per week, and want to get the album done for the fans because they know how long it's been. The band plans to finish up with recording within the next 2-3 weeks from today. and last but not least... "The tour is going to be MASSIVE" and is likely to start in Australia. You heard it here first.
April 1st, 2008:
BRAND NEW OFFICIAL AC/DC Contest through ACDC.COM!!
AC/DC's Got A Shockingly BIG Prize For You!
Three feet long and two feet wide...
In rock, bigger is always better. Two guitarists are cool, but isn't it better when they're blood brothers? Sure, one Marshall amp is nice, but a stack of them is better. A 28 foot tall bronze statue of Angus is great, but it's better when it shoots smoke from its mouth and sparks from its eyes, no? And, of course, one disc of live footage is great, but getting plugged into three discs of rare, unreleased AC/DC concert and television footage is best.
You get the picture: AC/DC is larger than life and, following the band's lead, ACDC.com does everything BIG.
And, if you thought that last month's signed bass giveaway at ACDC.com was big, you're in for a shock. Literally.
This time around, we're giving you a chance to win the ultimate AC/DC Plug Me In Prize Pack. The winner will receive a copy of the Deluxe Collector's Edition of Plug Me In, plus one of everything in the AC/DC Plug Me In store. Shirts. Hats. Sweatshrit. You get it all. See what you've got coming here.
Okay, so that's big, yeah, but that isn't HUGE, right? The lucky contest winner will also receive an original proof used for the design of the Deluxe Collector's Edition of Plug Me In - the very one that Angus, Malcolm, Brian, Cliff and Phil looked at before sending the package off to press. Not big enough for you? Did we forget to mention that the proof is 2 feet by 3 feet?
All you have to do for a shot at the big prize is head over to the Contests page to enter.
Can't wait until the contest ends to get your hands on the goods? Head over to the store today to pick up Plug Me In and all the latest AC/DC gear.
Have a good one,
Latest cool Live AC/DC Boot Vinyl's found online:
BREAKING HEADS IN LONDON (12" ACETATE EP) (Limited edition 10 copies only worldwide, Argentina 2008) (includes collector AC/DC guitar pick)
AMSTERDAM AIN'T A BAD PLACE TO BE (ltd ed 300 copies) (avail blue, red, & green vinyl) (Swingin pig label, Germany 2008) (AC/DC Live Amsterdam 1979)
March 31st, 2008: HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGUS YOUNG!
March 17th, 2008: Original 'A Label' promotional 7" single of "Can I Sit Next To You Girl" b/w "Rockin In The Parlour" sells on Ebay for over $2400USD! Ebay link
March 1st, 2008: AC/DC have reportedly finally entered the recording studio to begin recording their long awaited follow up to 2000's "Stiff Upper Lip". The band does not want to disclose the location of the studio as they prefer to work in privacy. No further information is available regarding a release date or a producer at this time, but the album is likely to be scheduled for a release sometime later in 2008.
February 24th, 2008: Bon Scott statue unveiled!! A life-sized bronze statue of Bon Scott was finally unveiled in Perth, Australia on February 24th.
February 19th, 2008: R.I.P. Bon Scott- The Greatest front-man and Rock n Roll singer/lyricist of all time!
February 10th, 2008: Latest AC/DC bootleg releases seen for sale online from various sources:
Bon We Salute You (10" acetate) limited edition 15 copies worldwide- 7 RED, 8 BLACK vinyls.
Bon's last recorded show from the Mayfair in Newcastle 1/25/80.
1) Hell ain't a bad place to be
1) Highway to hell
2) Originali Radiostory Of Bon's Death
Cat. # TEN-200189
Gone Shootin' LP - Limited edition 300 copies, White marbled vinyl. AC/DC live from Veterans Memorial, Columbus, Ohio, September 10th, 1978. (The Swingin Pig Records, Germany)
1) Live Wire
2) Problem Child
3) Sin City
4) Gone Shootin'
1) Bad Boy Boogie
2) Rock 'N' Roll Damnation
3) The Jack
4) Dog Eat Dog
BACK IN BLACK (PICTURE DISC LP) (Swingin Pig label, Germany) - Seems to be a standard BACK IN BLACK LP issue on 12" LP Picture Disc, limited edition.
NICE WAY TO HELL Vol.1 LP (France)
Nice, France, 15 December 1979
Shot Down In Flames
Hell ain't A Bad Place To Be
Walk All Over You
Bad Boy Boogie
Limited to 60 numbered copies in black vinyl and 30 numbered copies in clear vinyl.
AC/DC Want You On Route 666 (double LP) Marbled colored vinyl set. Limited edition 100 copies worldwide
AC/DC live in Fresno , CA 1979
Aftershocks Version 2.0 - Reissue (CD)
Manufactured CD remastered material - includes the eliusive MESSIN WITH THE KID and 3 new Board sourced live tracks. 100 numbered copies worldwide.
In The Beginning - Sydney 74 (CD)
Manufactured CD features the complete earliest known AC/DC recording from March of 1974 with original line up including Dave Evans. Limited to 100 stamped numbered copies.
Nutcrackers Vol.1 - 95' Rehearsal (7")
7" single on Colored Vinyl features unreleased 1995 Blues Jam called She's My Babe b/w Chaingang On the Road, an unreleased track featuring Brian Johnson and Cliff Williams during a recent 2007 recording for the Entwistle foundation.
BOLTS - Bastards Remastered (10" EP)
10" vinyl EP features a number of rematered B Side rarities left off of Volts including Cold Hearted Man, Fling Thing, Crabsody In Blue, RIP, Dog Eat Dog (live).
Limited to 111 numbered copies on Turquoise Blue opaque vinyl