- 5 September 2008
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 U.S. 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, acdc.com. It will also be sold at Walmart.com and Samsclub.com.
- 4 September 2008
Thank you to all 300 fans who made it to London for the video shoot. Anyone who was at the event could tell you it was a fantastic success and the band was delighted to see everyone having a good time and enjoying the new music.
- 3 September 2008
The waiting is almost over! AC/DC fans can expect the band's next album of new material sometime later this year. The band is 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.
- 1 January 1970
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 bandâ€™s landmark "Highway to Hell" album, was never able to partake in his Australian hard rock bandâ€™s later success.
For more info on Bon Scott, check out ACDC101.