Hell's bells, AC/DC are digital at last
November 20, 2012
AC/DC'S entire catalogue, including 20 studio and live albums and three compilations will be available on iTunes for the first time worldwide, Columbia Records and Apple have announced.
Until now the Australian heavy metal group that was formed by two brothers, Angus and Malcolm Young, in 1973, had refused to put their music on Apple's online music store.
"AC/DC's thunderous and primal rock and roll has excited fans for generations with their raw and rebellious brand of music, which also resonates with millions of new fans discovering AC/DC everyday," Columbia Records and Apple, said in a statement announcing the deal.
"Their growing legion of fans will now experience the intensity of AC/DC's music in a way that has never been heard before."
The group's 1976 debut album High Voltage, its classic Back In Black and 2008's Black Ice are among the albums available on iTunes.
AC/DC were previously one of the few acts that would not release music through the digital outlet.
Two years ago Apple struck a deal with The Beatles' record label, EMI Group, and management company, and began selling the legendary band's music.
Kid Rock, who had also been against selling his music through the digital retailer, has just released a new album, Rebel Soul, which is available on iTunes. Country star Garth Brooks, however, has yet to release his music on iTunes.
AC/DC's music has been mastered for iTunes and fans can download entire albums or individual songs.