Australia Australia
Top Album
Bernard Fanning - Departures
Top Single
Robin Thicke Feat. T.I. & Pharrell - Blurred Lines
Top Album
Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
Top Single
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. + Pharrell - Blurred Lines
Top Album
Black Sabbath - 13
Top Single
AC/DC : Black Ice

AC/DC Black Ice Vinyl Goes Exclusive To Indies

By Paul Cashmere
Fri, 03 Oct 2008 03:26:54 +1000

`The Battle of Black Ice` is over. Stores across America have reached a happy compromise over the exclusive situation with Wal-Mart. Independents outlets will now have the exclusive vinyl release of the new AC/DC album and the `Rock and Roll Train` single.

`Black Ice` is without a doubt the most eagerly awaited album on 2008 and who gets what has certainly been a hot topic.

Earlier this year, a deal was struck with Wal-Mart for the exclusive release of the album in the United States. Independent stores rallied to dilute the impact with the threat of flooding the market with cheaper, imported goods from South America.

Now a compromise has been reached giving the 700 Indie stores across America the exclusive vinyl release of the album as well as a 7” vinyl release of the single ‘Rock and Roll Train’ backed with ‘War Machine’.

While America has lost many of the major chains such as Tower, HMV and Virgin in the last couple of years, the owner/operated Indie stores have been thriving because of their product knowledge, customer service and diverse range.

The impact and value of the Indie store was felt nationwide this year when, for the first time, the stores combined for Record Store Day, an event held last April that drew national attention.

AC/DC’s ‘Black Ice’ will be released in the USA on October 20 and in Australia on October 18.

The Black Ice world tour will kick off in Wilkes-Barre, PA on October 28.

You can listen to Rock and Roll Train and War Machine at AC/DC’s MySpace.

  1. Limited AC/DC Black Ice Photo Book Released

    AC/DC fans can now grab a keepsake of the recent Black Ice world tour with the limited edition photo book ‘AC/DC Black Ice World Tour 2008-2010’ by Matteo Abruzzo.
    3:57pm Feb 03, 2011
  2. AC/DC DVD Debuts At One In 17 Countries

    The new AC/DC DVD ‘Live At River Plate’ has debuted at number one in 17 countries including Australia.
    1:35pm May 22, 2011
  3. AC/DC Trading Cards Are Coming

    The next AC/DC collectible will be trading cards.
    3:13pm Oct 17, 2010

  1. Catherine Britt - Undercover Interviews

    Catherine Britt chats to Undercover about her latest self-titled album release.
    4:25pm Jun 25, 2010
  2. Dan Kelly - Undercover Interviews

    Dan Kelly plays the tracks ‘The Decomissioner’, ‘Dan Kelly’s Dream’ and ‘Drowning...
    4:25pm Jun 25, 2010
  3. Jamie Cullum - Undercover Interviews

    Jamie Cullum talks to Undercover about his music career.
    4:25pm Jun 25, 2010
  4. Jason Derulo - Undercover Interviews

    Jason Derulo comes in to the Undercover Studio to chat about his music and life o...
    4:25pm Jun 25, 2010
  5. Stereophonics - Undercover Interviews

    Welsh band Stereophonics have a chat to Undercover about their latest music achie...
    4:25pm Jun 25, 2010
  6. Catherine Britt - USessions

    Catherine Britt comes into the Undercover studios to play a few songs off her lat...
    4:25pm Jun 25, 2010
  7. Dan Kelly - USessions

    Dan Kelly plays the tracks ‘The Decomissioner’, ‘Dan Kelly’s Dream’ and ‘Drowning...
    4:25pm Jun 25, 2010
  8. Darlene Love - Undercover Interviews

    Darlene Love has a chat to Undercover about her 50-years in show business.
    4:25pm Jun 25, 2010
  9. Rebecca Barnard - USessions

    Rebecca Barnard comes into the Undercover studio to play a few songs off her late...
    4:25pm Jun 25, 2010
  10. Lazy Susan - USessions

    Paul Andrews from Lazy Susan plays the tracks ‘Expecting To Change’, ‘Bad Hands’ ...
    4:25pm Jun 25, 2010