Lifehacker notes that AC/DC's music has finally appeared in digital form on iTunes. [Direct Link]
Once the Beatles signed up, Australian hard rockers AC/DC were the biggest major act holding out from selling their music on iTunes (or in any other digital music store). That changed today, with AC/DC finally realising that if rock and roll ain’t noise pollution, you might as well make money while the download sun shines.
AC/DC's selection includes the "Complete Set" for $149.99 [iTunes], Studio Collection for $99.99 [iTunes], Ringtones, Live at River Plate, as well as individual albums.
AC/DC had previously rejected iTunes distribution in an attempt to preserve the concept of the album.
AC/DC, formed by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young in 1973, is among only a handful of musicians to refuse to put their music on the popular download website in a move that Johnson defended as a bid to protect the album format from the Internet's emphasis on buying single songs.
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To be fair they have lived in Australia for nearly 50 years and the band was formed there. Even though they only have one member who was born there, they will always be classed as an Australian band.
Half of U2 were born in England but you wouldn't say they are not an Irish band.
No. WE really don't. Maybe you do, but that's okay.
Actually, now that you mention this, I'm hoping Apple "accidentally" forgets to include all country music in iTunes 11. One can hope! ;)
All they've preserved by doing that is the concept of piracy.
Or just grap his albums from the 2 dollar bin at Walmart.