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Download even The Beatles but not us: AC/DC


AC/DC refuse to let ‘young Whippersnappers’ download their music as individual tracks in the digital market. “We are a band who started off with albums and that’s how we’ve always been,” says lead guitarist Angus Young.

AC/DC, one of the highest grossing bands of all time, have announced that they have no intention of allowing their individual tracks to be downloaded on iTunes or any other online sevice. Why? Angus Young, at the world premiere of their new live DVD AC/DC Live At River Plate, said their songs should be heard as part of a full album. “I know The Beatles have changed but we’re going to carry on like that,” he added.

AC/DC’s album Back In Black is the second highest selling album in history. The band is losing out in millions in revenue by refusing to permit their work to be sold online. AC/DC’s frontman Brian Johnson also slammed music reality shows recently calling them “all hype”. Yesteryear’s rockstars’ aversion to all things new? A big consolation to all fans though is that they have rubbished rumours that said they were retiring. 

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