Report: AC/DC To Go Wal-Mart Only

June 9, 2008 9:10 AM ET

AC/DC have left music stores across the country thunderstruck as the Australian band's new album, due out in the fall, will be released exclusively through Wal-Mart, the Wall Street Journal reports. The still-untitled, Brendan O'Brien-produced album will be the group's first since 2000's Stiff Upper Lip. AC/DC join a club currently occupied by Garth Brooks, Journey and the Eagles as artists who have made their albums exclusively available for purchase via the retail giant (in theory, at least.)

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