AC/DC Biggest Catalog Selling Artist Of 2008


November 6, 2008


MTV Games and Harmonix Release AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack

AC/DC continue to dominate sales charts around the world as Black Ice remains the #1 selling album in the US, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Argentina, Canada and Spain. Released globally on Monday October 20, 2008, Black Ice topped sales charts in 29 Countries, including the US where it sold an incredible 784,288 in its first week (marking the band’s first ever debut on the US album charts). Black Ice went on to sell another 270,923 units this week, bringing the first 2 weeks sales in the US to over 1 million copies. Sold exclusively at Walmart, Sam’s Club, and in the US, Black Ice is poised to be the biggest selling rock record of 2008.

2008 is shaping up to be a year of firsts for AC/DC. With over 5.3 million copies of Black Ice shipped worldwide, combined with over 5.1 million in catalog sold this year, AC/DC have surpassed The Beatles as the #1 selling catalog artist in the US for 2008. For the first time in the band’s extensive history, AC/DC grace the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Additionally AC/DC are the first band to release an entire album for video game play with the release this week of The AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack. Also sold exclusively at Walmart and Sam’s Club in the US, AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack, gives music fans a whole new way to experience rock’s hardest hitting act with access to 18 live recordings from AC/DC’s epic, live performance at Castle Donington. Columbia Records have partnered with Walmart and MTV to create “AC/DC Rock Band Stores” in New York’s Times Square and in Los Angeles to give fans in the these cities fast access to all AC/DC music and merchandise.

AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack is available starting this Sunday, November 2, 2008, nationwide at all Walmart and Sam’s Club locations for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation2 computer and entertainment system. AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will start shipping in the U.S. on the Wii home video game console from Nintendo the week of November 16, 2008.

AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack marks the first time the iconic rock band has released an entire album for video game play. The band’s first inclusion in a music-based video game came with the launch of Rock Band 2, which features AC/DC’s “Let There Be Rock”.

The AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack set list includes18 live tracks with more than 99 minutes of game play for each instrument:

“Shoot to Thrill”
“Back in Black”
“Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be”
“Fire Your Guns”
“The Jack”
“Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”
“Money Talks”
“Hell’s Bells”
“High Voltage”
“Whole Lotta Rosie”
“You Shook Me All Night Long”
“Let There Be Rock”
“Highway To Hell”
“For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)”

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