8:58 am - 11/19/2012

AC/DC finally puts their catalogue for sale on iTunes

THE last great iTunes hold-outs, Australian rockers AC/DC have quietly put their entire catalogue for sale through the digital retailer.

Their capitulation, after vowing for the past four years that they didn't want fans to be able to cherrypick songs through sites such as iTunes, comes as they release Live At River Plate, their first concert release in two decades.

Frontman Brian Johnson and band co-founder Angus Young have been vehemently opposed to putting their music online, insisting it was ``about making money'' and not preserving the artistic intent of the album format.

"It's like an artist who does a painting," Young said in 2008.

"If he thinks it's a great piece of work, he protects it."

As well as fans being able to download AC/DC tracks for $2.19 and albums for $16.99, there are boxed set collections so you can stay faithful to the band's ethos and buy all the records together at once for $229.99.

The band was keeping this momentous news quiet until after midnight when a press release was due to be issued by their label Sony in America.

Perhaps the decision to move with the times comes as they prepare to celebrate their 40th anniversary next year.


trixielollipop 19th-Nov-2012 03:38 pm (UTC)
And yet, nobody with ears cares.
setembro 19th-Nov-2012 04:03 pm (UTC)
trixielollipop 19th-Nov-2012 04:46 pm (UTC)
Lmao, as evidenced by the 8 comments in this post.

stay pressed.
aka_plynn 19th-Nov-2012 06:29 pm (UTC)
mynamehere07 19th-Nov-2012 03:40 pm (UTC)
It really bothers me when blockbuster, multimillionaire artists start crying about artistic integrity.
troy_macclure 19th-Nov-2012 03:41 pm (UTC)
lts celebrate with ac dc downloads from 2003
latexana 19th-Nov-2012 03:45 pm (UTC)
ac/dc was a late love in my life. now I wonder why took it so long (I know actually, not moody enough for my teenage self)
moob 19th-Nov-2012 03:57 pm (UTC)
setembro 19th-Nov-2012 04:02 pm (UTC)
Best band ever. It was the best concert i've ever seen in my life.
lacylaplante 19th-Nov-2012 04:36 pm (UTC)
Garth Brooks next pls, I need to get my early 90s country jam on
zeerine 19th-Nov-2012 04:47 pm (UTC)
near_dark 19th-Nov-2012 05:07 pm (UTC)
Anyone that hates AC/DC hates good awesome music.
sheilamarie 20th-Nov-2012 10:51 pm (UTC)
I always say that I don't trust anyone who doesn't like at least one AC/DC song. ;)
aprettywastex3 19th-Nov-2012 05:12 pm (UTC)
I've just started getting into AC/DC and I don't know what took me so long. Better late than never, I guess...
sojourn_storm 19th-Nov-2012 05:19 pm (UTC)
I can finally get a fucking non-karaoke version of You Shook Me All Night Long.
mercystars 19th-Nov-2012 06:08 pm (UTC)
Will there be Bon Scott AC/DC tho?
aka_plynn 19th-Nov-2012 06:30 pm (UTC)

The Ironman 2 soundtrack was as close to a greatest hits album as you could get, really, but there are so many great songs that weren't on it. I am all over this.
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