According to a posting on the unofficial AC/DC web site AC/DC Highway To Hell, a limited-edition "deluxe edition" version of AC/DC's new "Black Ice" will include a blue AC/DC logo and will be packaged in a special hardcover package. It will also come with a 30-page expanded booklet with exclusive new illustrations, studio and live photographs of AC/DC.
ACDC.com has started a brand new feature called "AC/DC 101" which can be found here. This new feature will give you an in-depth look of AC/DC's history decade by decade, and also offers a cool new widget which will have "On This Day" AC/DC news of events that happened through the band's career.
Billboard.com reports that AC/DC's new single, "Rock 'N' Roll Train", will be utilized in promo ads for the CBS show "Criminal Minds" beginning September 1. It will also appear in the October 22 installment of the series.
Verizon has the exclusive on the "Rock 'N' Roll Train" ringtone via its online media store. AC/DC's music remains unavailable at Apple's iTunes Music Store.
AC/DC's first new single in eight years, "Rock 'N' Roll Train", hit the band's web site and radio stations on August 28. A video for the song was shot in London and will premiere in September. "Rock 'N' Roll Train" is classic AC/DC from start to finish, with bluesy riffs, a rock-solid tempo and a scorching solo from Angus Young.
Young told The Pulse of Radio a while back that you never know when or where a song will come from. "You know, you might have an old riff thing that you've had kicking about — over the years, you know, you might play it — and then one day, you know, somebody goes, 'Hey, you know that riff you had four years ago?' And you go, 'Yeah?' And they go, 'What was that again?' And you play it," he said.
"Black Ice", the band's first studio album in eight years, will arrive on October 20 and will sold exclusively at Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and ACDC.com in the U.S. All three plan multiple promotional campaigns aimed at the group's millions of fans.
AC/DC was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. The band has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide, including 69 million in the U.S. alone.
"No Bull: The Director's Cut", a chronicle of the band's famed July 1996 concert at the Plaza De Toros De Las Ventas in Madrid, Spain, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray September 9.
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