- 21 October 2008
â€˜Black Iceâ€™ is in stores now and the critics are raving about it! The 15 song album is an instant AC/DC classic. The Vancouver Sun declares â€œOn their 15th longplayer, the band is in full rock 'em sock 'em mode, blasting away like a bunch of crazed teenagers intent on giving themselves some serious tinnitus.â€ Metro goes on to say that â€œAC/DC seem so appealingly familiar that even when Brian Johnson screeches and thrusts his way through tracks such as War Machine and Spoilin' For A Fight, it comes across as a jolly singalong.â€
Be sure to pick up your copy of the album today to make sure our favorite Aussies top the charts with this impressive new release!
- 21 October 2008
Check out Exclaim! this month for this killer timeline that highlights AC/DCâ€™s career since the beginning. The timeline spans their early days in 1963 up until the new 2008 release â€˜Black Iceâ€™
- 8 October 2008
Created by Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, and MTV Games, AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack marks the first time ever the band has offered an entire album for video game play.
AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will feature the master recordings from the best of the band's live performances specially remixed for Rock Band by Mike Fraser, who mixed the bandâ€™s forthcoming album, 'Black Ice', at the Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, BC. Players will be able rock-out to 18 of AC/DCâ€™s biggest hits, allowing for more than 99 minutes of game play for each instrument. Included are:
"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)"
Full of the band's classic songs, the game will be available in Canada at all fine retailers in November. All tracks from the AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will also be available for play in Rock Band, Rock Band 2 and other compatible music game peripherals.
"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."
The AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will be available in Canada on November 2nd on XBox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2 and on November 16th for Wii.
- 2 October 2008
After selling out their first batch of dates in no time at all, AC/DC added more North American dates to their tour due to the incredibly high demand.
The first eighteen dates sold out in record time, and shows have been added in Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Oakland due to unprecedented fan response. The first Toronto date at the Rogers Centre sold out in fifteen minutes; faster than any concert in the venueâ€™s history, and Vancouver's General Motors Place concert sold out in 4 minutes, a record for that venue as well!
On-sale information for tickets to the second Toronto concert will be announced at a later date. Keep your eyes on this site or sign up to the newsletter to find out!
- 1 October 2008
Last month, AC/DC Radio launched on both Sirius and XM Satellite Radio. The channel celebrates AC/DC's iconic career and the upcoming release of Black Ice, the band's first studio album in eight years. AC/DC Radio is broadcast on Sirius channel 29 and XM channel 53 and runs until January 15, 2009.
AC/DC Radio airs AC/DC music 24/7, including classic rock recordings such as "For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)." "You Shook Me All Night Long," and "Back in Black" as well as new songs from their Brenden O'Brien produced album, â€˜Black Iceâ€™. The channel also features AC/DC band members Angus, Malcolm, Cliff, Brian, and Phil describing their singular rock & roll career spanning more than 30 years and sharing their personal insights into their music. The band will also be guiding listeners through exclusive previews of every track on â€™Black Iceâ€™. Be sure to tune in!