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Their first album in eight years will be sold exclusively through Wal-Mart/Sam's Club...

AC/DC To Release Black Ice Exclusively Through Wal-Mart on Oct. 20

AC/DC will return with their first album in eight years when Columbia Records releases Black Ice on October 20, exclusively through Wal-Mart and Sam's Club.

The rumors of the album title and exclusive partnership with Wal-Mart have been in the news for awhile now, but have only been confirmed by the band's label today.

The 15-track album was recorded in Vancouver, produced by Brendan O'Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, King's X), and features one of the band's classic lineups:  Brian Johnson (vocals), Angus and Malcolm Young (guitars), Cliff Williams (bass), Phil Rudd (Drums).

The album is going to sell for $11.88 exclusively through Wal-Mart and Sam's Club.  It will also be sold on the band's web site.  Both the band's web site and Wal-Mart's are taking pre-orders for the record.

The track listing for the album has also been announced.  "Rock 'N' Roll Train" is the first song on the album and will also serve as the album's first single, debuting on August 28.  A world tour to promote Black Ice will begin in late October.

I don't think we'll have to worry about whether or not the band has spent the last eight years getting any new or big ideas.  Just perusing the track list should comfort fans (and detractors).  There are three songs that include phrase "Rock 'n' Roll" and one that includes the word "rocking."  There's a song called "Decibel" and one called "Big Jack."  This is an AC/DC record and I haven't heard note one from it.

  1. Rock 'N' Roll Train
  2. Skies on Fire
  3. Big Jack
  4. Anything Goes
  5. War Machine
  6. Slash 'n' Grab
  7. Spoilin' For A Fight
  8. Wheels
  9. Decibel
  10. Stormy May Day
  11. She Likes Rock 'N' Roll
  12. Money Made
  13. Rock 'N' Roll Dream
  14. Rocking All The Way
  15. Black Ice

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