AC/DC To Sell New Album Exclusively Through Wal-Mart

According to Reuters, Australian hard rock legends AC/DC will sell their new album only through Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the Wall Street Journal reported on its web site on Sunday, citing unnamed sources.

AC/DC becomes the latest veteran act to pact exclusively with the retail giant, following GARTH BROOKS, THE EAGLES and JOURNEY.

The AC/DC album is expected to come out in the fall, the paper reported.

The follow-up to 2000's "Stiff Upper Lip" was recorded at a Vancouver, Canada studio with producers Brendan O'Brien and Mike Fraser. The disc will be AC/DC's first for Sony BMG's Epic Records label, which reissued the band's back catalog a few years ago.

O'Brien is also known for his work with STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, PEARL JAM, AUDIOSLAVE and VELVET REVOLVER, among others.

"Stiff Upper Lip" has sold more than 930,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

VH1 Classic host Eddie Trunk recently revealed on his New York radio show that AC/DC was rumored to be planning a "farewell" tour for later in the year.

The band itself is now international, with members scattered across the globe. Malcolm and Angus Young divide their time between Britain and Australia (with Angus also spending time in the Netherlands because he has a Dutch wife). Singer Brian Johnson and bassist Cliff Williams are based in the U.S., while drummer Phil Rudd lives in New Zealand.

(Thanks: DeadSkin Mask)

Tags:

Posted in: News

COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends). To report any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, please send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details.