Black Ice Signals New AC/DC Blitz

Aussie power rock group gets back to roots with album you can only get at Wal-Mart
By Clay Dillow,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 9, 2008 9:55 AM CDT

(Newser) – After an 8-year hiatus, AC/DC is back—in black, one might say, as their album Black Ice is poised to go on sale exclusively at Wal-Mart stores Oct. 20, Rolling Stone reports. In 2 months of studio work, the Aussie rock icons churned out 15 new songs (including four with the word “rock” in the title) and plan a massive world tour beginning in October.

Black Ice reflects the band’s ‘70s rock roots, but it’s not just an effort to appease lifelong followers; fans under 25 accounted for nearly a quarter of the band’s sales last year, and 5% of fans are under age 12. The youngsters should identify with legendary ax-man Angus Young’s trademark schoolboy outfit, which he has pledged to don onstage at 53.