AC/DC will release their first studio album in eight years, Black Ice, via Columbia Records on October 20, and as expected, it will be a Wal-Mart exclusive. The new album from the legendary rock band features 15 new tracks produced by Brendan O’Brien and recorded at the Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, BC. The first single, "Rock N’ Roll Train," will debut on August 28 and the video will premier in September. AC/DC will hit the road this October for their first world tour since 2001.
Earlier this year, bassist Cliff Williams told Spinner.com: "[When] the last tour ended in early '01, you'd see kids on their dads' shoulders. And these kids were like 10, 12 years old. It will be tremendous to see that again. And it's very cool - younger kids getting into older music."
Much like The Eagles and Journey, AC/DC has opted to sell Black Ice exclusively at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Clubs stores for the price of $11.88. The album will also be sold online through acdc.com, walmart.com and samsclub.com.
AC/DC Catch The Train In London
by Paul Cashmere - August 18 2008
AC/DC filmed their ‘Runaway Train’ video in London on Friday. The song will be the first taste of the new ‘Black Ice’ album, due in October.
There is still some confusion about the title of the song. Fans at the shoot also seem unaware of the proper song title with some talking it up as ‘Runaway Train’ and others calling it ‘Rock 'N' Roll Train’. They sing ‘Runaway Train” in the chorus but the title will be ‘Rock 'N' Roll Train’.
For the record, the Australian label told Undercover that it is ‘Runaway Train’ at the time when we were the first to publish the album title ‘Black Ice’ back on July 2nd but we later learned that the title and the chorus are two different things.
Fans in London met at a film studio around 3pm Friday and were ushered inside at around 5.30pm.
One fan at the shoot said in a posting, “We were played the new song `Rock n Roll Train` or possibly called `Runaway Train`. They ain`t decided yet apparently. It has a heavy driving drumbeat with bass being loud n hard to me. It sounded like a cross between `Hard As A Rock` and `All Screwed Up`.
The fans were told to jump and wave their arms while they were filmed for the chorus of the song which goes ‘Runaway train, running off the track”.
The set looked something like ‘Terminator’ with big cogs turning and flaming flying out.
Fans from the shoot are reporting a typical AC/DC sound.
AC/DC will begin their `Black Ice` world tour in Wilkes Barre, Pa in October, according to Billboard.