AC/DC's 'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap' Gets Sales Bump After PHIL RUDD's Arrest

AC/DC's 'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap' Gets Sales Bump After PHIL RUDD's Arrest

According to Billboard.com, AC/DC's 1976 single "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" was given a sales boost following news that drummer Phil Rudd was charged with trying to procure a murder.

According to data from Nielsen SoundScan, the song sold just under 2,000 downloads in the week ending November 9 — up 21 percent from the previous week. It marked the tune's biggest sales week since April.

Shortly after news of Rudd's arrest broke, the Internet responded with thousands of people and news organizations making some reference to Rudd and the "Dirty Deeds" songtitle. A couple of more prominent examples can be found below.

On November 6, Rudd was charged with attempting to "procure murder" by New Zealand police but the charge was dropped a day later by the Crown Solicitor Greg Hollister-Jones after a meeting with Rudd's attorney, Paul Mabey, and police. Rudd must return to court on November 27, where he still faces one charge of threatening to kill as well as possession of meth and marijuana, which his lawyer described as "minor."

AC/DC issued a statement last week on Rudd's arrest, saying that Phil's absence will not affect the release of the band's new album, "Rock Or Bust", and the group's upcoming tour.



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. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. 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).