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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Black Ice #1 in 29 Countries

AC/DC's Black Ice is the number-one album in 29 countries. It will top the Billboard Top 200 after selling close to 800-thousand copies its first week in stores, marking the band's first-ever number-one debut in the US. Over five-million copies of Black Ice have been shipped worldwide, combined with close to five-million in catalog sales so far this year. Asked how he thinks Black Ice stands up against their earlier albums, guitarist Angus Young tells us, "I think it's good. It stands up because there's a lot of strong songs on it. I mean that's what a band really is -- you're as good as the songs." Black Ice, available exclusively at Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and AC/DC-dot-com, is also number-one in Canada, the UK, their native Australia, Germany, France, Argentina, Japan, Belgium, Finland, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and 13 other countries. AC/DC kicked off their Black Ice tour last night in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and show number-two is tomorrow night in Chicago.