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  • For those of you about to rock, or for those of you who stopped rocking once Brian Johnson replaced Bon Scott in AC/DC, good news: film maker Eddie Martin is working on a flick about the original AC/DC frontman Bon Scott. Martin told the Aussie site Undercover he's been, "working heavily on it for a couple of months" but is still in the writing process. Scott who died of alcohol consumption in 1980 shortly after recording the band’s landmark "Highway to Hell" album, was never able to partake in his Australian hard rock band’s later success.

    Read the full story here.

    For more info on Bon Scott, check out ACDC101.

  • AC/DC are officially up for a Grammy! At the nomination ceremony last night, it was announced that they are up for "Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals" for their smash single "Rock 'N Roll Train." They will be up against Coldplay, The Eagles, Kings of Leon, and Radiohead. That's some tough competition, but we're up for it.

    You can see who wins by tuning into the 51st Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 8, 2009 at 8 pm (ET/PT) on CBS. They will be broadcasting live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

  • "For a hard-rock concert, you could scarcely ask for a more satisfying escape."

    "...the band declared that rock music doesnt have to belong to the young, only the young at heart..."

    "The Aussie heavyweights made up for lost time with an over-the-top concert that made the stage antics of "Spinal Tap" seem tame."

    "The performance roared inexorably, making most other bands, young or old, seem puny."

    "The government could learn a thing or two from AC/DC. The 35-year-old hard-rock band is a model of efficiency and consistency..."

    "This return of AC/DC obviously awakened the nostalgia beast, but as the band's roaring display revealed, there is still plenty of bite left."

    "...this massive six-month world tour has been a long time coming and proved worth the wait. If anyone can shake rock music out of its identity crisis and reclaim its roots, it's AC/DC."

    "Hells Bells, Shoot to Thrill, Back in Black, You Shook Me All Night Long -- all were deeply rhythmic case studies in why less is more when it comes to soulful, timeless rock 'n' roll and why people still pay to see a schoolboy who refuses to retire his shorts and tube socks."

    "Pleasing decades' worth of fans, these rockers still hit every song full-force"

    Visit either The MTV Store in Times Square or the AC/DC Rockband store in LA and receive 25% off of your purchase of $50 or more, by mentioning this ad.

    *Discount taken at register on regular priced merchandise only. Not to be combined with any other offer. Discount does not apply to AC/DC CD's, DVD's, Vinyls,helmets or motorcycle jackets, Rockband hardware or software. Valid on in-store purchases only. Good through 1/4/09.

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  • They came. They rocked. They conquered. AC/DC's residency at MSG may have lasted only 2 nights, but they rocked so hard that their performances will be remembered forever. If you were there for either show and have any good stories or pictures, head to the forum and share them with your fellow rockers.

  • Tonight, AC/DC make their return to the world's most famous arena, Madison Square Garden. They first performed there on August 4, 1979, supporting the release of Highway to Hell. It was at that show in which Angus famously unveiled his wireless guitar that allows him to run all over the venue in the middle of a scorching solo.

    The band's last appearance at the Garden was on May 8, 2001, shortly after the release of Stiff Upper Lip. It's safe to say that tonight's performance is well overdue.

    Fans looking for more AC/DC are invited to the lobby of Madison Square Garden on November 11, 12 and 13 to take-in a traveling AC/DC pop-up outlet featuring the complete tour merchandise line and other exclusive AC/DC merchandise not available elsewhere, Rock Band, Black Ice, a bit of band history and more. The merchandise stand will be open from Noon to 6PM on November 11 and from 2PM until AC/DC takes their final bow on November 12 and 13.

  • “Black Ice is the best record the band has made in decades”

    A celebration of all that is great about Rock N Roll.”

    “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.”

    “AC/DC is the greatest band ever.”

    “AC/DC: Rock ‘n’ roll that outlasts time”

    “Black Ice finds the Australian rockers at their headbanging, power-chord-crunching best.”

    “AC/DC remain timeless”

    “AC/DC still sound strong and hungry 35 years on”

    “You get primal rock with 70’s power, 60’s tunefulness and the wild abandon of the original 50’s recipe.”

    After an eight year absence, the brothers Young come back as conquering heroes”

    “just one monster riff-rock juggernaut after another.”

    “thrilling in the extreme.”“AC/DC electrifies”

    "AC/DC electrifies"

    “Time stands still for AC/DC”

    “Rock N Roll heaven”

    “If there's a band that's absolutely essential for the rock 'n' roll time capsule, it's AC/DC.”

    “Hot Riffs? Juicy Tempos? 'Black Ice' Pours 'Em On”

    “AC/DC’s music is still an elemental force”

    “Black Ice is a loud salute to arrested development.”

    “Black Ice is a really solid hard rock album that showcases the band’s strengths even as it sounds surprisingly down-to-earth.”

    “AC/DC Returns With Its Best Album In 25 Years”

    “Brothers Malcolm and Angus Young remain one of the most lethal guitar duos in rock history”

    “Veteran Aussie rockers AC/DC electrify”

    “Critical acclaim escaped them…until now”

  • Fuse TV have set up an awesome voting competition to decide what the best music video of 2008 is. It is purely decided by fan voting. That's where we need your help!

    AC/DC's "Rock 'N Roll Train" video has made it onto the bracket. In the first round, we are up against Kid Rock's video for "All Summer Long". Please go to the Fuse voting bracket and cast your vote for AC/DC. Let's show the world how AC/DC has the best fans in the world once again!

    The first round of voting ends at midnight on Sunday.

  • AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band® Track Packâ„¢ is available now nationwide at all Walmart and Sam’s Club locations for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®2 computer and entertainment system. In addition, the game will be available at the AC/DC Rock Band “pop up” stores in New York City at the MTV Store in Times Square and in Los Angeles at Hollywood and Highland, in partnership with MTV. AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band® Track Packâ„¢ will start shipping in the U.S. on the Wiiâ„¢ home video game console from Nintendo the week of November 16, 2008.

    AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band® Track Pack™ marks the first time the iconic rock band has released an entire album for video game play. The band’s first inclusion in a music-based video game came with the launch of Rock Band 2, which features AC/DC’s “Let There Be Rock”.

    The AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band® Track Pack™ set list includes18 live 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"
    "The Jack"
    "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"
    "Money Talks"
    "Hell’s Bells"
    "High Voltage"
    "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™ are also available for play in Rock Band and Rock Band 2 by entering a special export authentication code for the Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system versions.

  • 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 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.

  • Facebook fans can choose from a range of exclusive "horns" gifts including limited edition AC/DC Black Ice horns. As an added bonus users can check out previews of all tracks from Black Ice and watch the Rock N Roll Train video directly from the app.

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  • Last night, AC/DC played a very intimate secret show in Wilkes-Barre, PA for a few thousand lucky fans. Here is a little taste of what went down and what you can expect if you have tickets to one of their many shows which begin tomorrow.

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