Black Ice

  1. Aussie Bits: ARIA's Streaming Chart, Awards Bump; AC/DC Re-Ups With Albert Music

    December 11, 2012 12:44 PM EST Australian Recording Industry Association Launches Streaming Chart Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have made chart history Down Under, their alternative radio hit "Thrift Shop" bowing as the first No. 1 on Australia's new weekly officia ...

  2. AC/DC Finally Wins A Grammy

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Anglo-Australian rockers AC/DC won the first Grammy of their career, ending one of the most notable snubs by the music industry's top awards. The band won the best hard rock performance statuette for the song "War Machine," beating ...

  3. Sony, Albert Re-Up Licensing Arrangement

    December 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Albert Music, the Aussie label home to AC/DC, has renewed its exclusive licensing deal with Sony Music Entertainment Australia. The new long-term arrangement covers all Albert Music catalog, digital content and future CD and DVD releases in Austra ...

  4. The Year In Music & Touring: Disappointing Guns N' Roses Sales Show The Limits Of Exclusives

    December 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST When Wal-Mart sold 784,000 copies of AC/DC's "Black Ice" during the album's first week in stores, many label executives believed that more superstars would release albums exclusively through big-box retailers. And when Best Buy ...

  5. The Year In Music & Touring: Does iTunes Cannibalize Album Sales?

    December 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST It's been more than five years since Apple's iTunes store changed music retail by introducing single-track digital downloads. But it wasn't until 2008 that most musicians and labels started to wonder out loud whether selling music b ...

  6. ARIA Reports 'Dramatic' CD Sales

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST As Australia moves into the summer season, the country's retail market is defying the gloom of its northern counterparts. Overall Australian album sales in the lead-up to Christmas are well up on the corresponding period last year, according ...

  7. AC/DC Holds On Atop Euro Albums Chart

    November 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST The leaders of Billboard's pan-European charts each score another week at the top, with AC/DC's "Black Ice" (Columbia/Sony BMG) into a fourth week at No.1 on Top 100 Albums and Guru Josh Project's "Infinity 2008" ...

  8. AC/DC's 'Black Ice' Dominates Euro Albums Chart

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC soars triumphantly on European Top 100 Albums, racing 67-1 with "Black Ice" (Columbia/Sony Music). Pink's "So What" (LaFace/Sony Music) starts a second week atop Eurochart Hot 100 Singles. "Black Ice" claim ...

  9. The Beatles Onboard With Rock Band

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It looks like the Beatles are coming to "Rock Band." The Beatles' Apple Corps Ltd. and MTV have scheduled a press teleconference tomorrow at 10:00 am ET to announce "an exclusive agreement to develop a global music project.&quo ...

  10. AC/DC's 'Black Ice' Electrifies With 784,000

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's all about AC/DC this week as the veteran rock band notches its second No. 1 album -- and first chart-topping debut -- as "Black Ice" bows atop the Billboard 200 with 784,000. The entry marks the second-biggest sales week of the ...

  11. AC/DC Debuts At No. 1 With 784,000

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Updating a story first posted here last night, AC/DC earns its first Billboard 200-topping debut with "Black Ice," blasting onto the chart with the second-biggest sales frame this year. The Columbia set, released exclusively through Wal- ...

  12. AC/DC's 'Ice' Red Hot At Retail

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC's "Black Ice" is flying off the shelves at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club, the exclusive U.S. retailers for the album that arrived yesterday (Oct. 21). Sources estimate the set sold 193,000 copies in its first day of sale, and c ...

  13. Music-Based Games: iPhone Gets NIN, Rock Band AC/DC

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Artists are growing increasingly interested in creating customized versions of various music-based videogames to feature not only their music, but also their likeness and other imagery. The latest is Nine Inch Nails, which is planning to release a ...

  14. AC/DC Extends Tour, Heads To 'Rock Band'

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC has extended its Black Ice tour of North America into early 2009. New dates begin Dec. 20 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and run through Jan. 31 in Nashville. Tickets begin going on sale Saturday (Oct. 4). Eighteen previously announced shows have ...

  15. New AC/DC Album To Be Wal-Mart Exclusive

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, AC/DC's new album, "Black Ice," will be sold exclusively in the U.S. via Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and the band's Web site, beginning Oct. 20. First single "Rock'n'Roll Train" will hit U.S. radi ...

  16. World Tour To Follow New AC/DC Album?

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC will embark on a world tour before the end of the year in support of its next studio album, according to authoritative fan site Electric Shock. The album is likely to be titled "Black Ice" and will be released Oct. 28 in North Amer ...