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  • On the Charts: “Black Ice” Goes Platinum as AC/DC Remain On Top

    The Big News: AC/D kept their stronghold on the top spot as Black Ice sold another 270,000 copies to surge past the platinum mark. Pink's Funhouse debuted at number two with 180,000 copies. After the High School Musical 3 soundtrack at three, two more debuts rounded out the top five, with John Legend's Evolver selling […]

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  • On the Charts: AC/DC Leave Competition Thunderstruck

    The Big News: As predicted, AC/DC stormed to the top of the charts as Wal-Mart registers were ablaze with the beeps of 784,000 copies of Black Ice sold. The total ranks second to only Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III in terms of best first week sales this year. For AC/DC, it was their biggest-selling first […]

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  • AC/DC Relax Wal-Mart-Only Policy, Give Indie Stores “Black Ice” Vinyl

    While Wal-Mart secured the exclusive rights for AC/DC's Black Ice CD, the Australian rockers have satiated America's independent record stores by giving them exclusive rights to sell the Black Ice vinyl. Indies will also sell a 7'' single featuring Black Ice's "Rock N' Roll Train" and "War Machine." The vinyl compromise follows reports that indie […]

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  • AC/DC’s Snubs iTunes: “We Don’t Make Singles, We Make Albums”

    When AC/DC release their new album Black Ice on October 20th exclusively through Wal-Mart, the album will join the Beatles catalog and Kid Rock's Rock N Roll Jesus in the small "Not Available on iTunes" club. While the stance has done wonders for Jesus' renaissance, it nearly ruined Estelle's chart momentum. Despite the Wal-Mart exclusivity, […]

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  • AC/DC’s “Black Ice” to Be Released October 20th

    Want the new AC/DC album but don't want to go to a Wal-Mart? Starting today, the band's Black Ice is available for pre-order at a trio of Websites. ACDC.com, Walmart.com and Samsclub.com are all stocking the album, currently being offered at the "special price" of $11.88. The Brendan O'Brien-produced LP, the band's first in eight […]

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