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AC/DC's New Album Set For August Release?

Sony BMG has confirmed by way of a contest announcement that AC/DC's new album is set for an August 2008 release.

Sony is giving one lucky fan the chance to win a prized copy of this seminal record plus a copy of every album in the band's back catalogue (subject to availability). Five runners-up will also receive a copy of the new album too. The contest runs from now until Setpember 1, 2008, which means you'll have to wait for the new album past its release if you've won. You can get more details and sign up here.

Over eight years have passed since AC/DC last released "Stiff Upper Lip." The band has not set an official title or release date for their long-awaited new album, but the band is aiming for mid to late 2008 release. The follow-up to "Stiff Upper Lip" was produced by Brendan O'Brien (The Offspring, Rage Against The Machine, Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, Audioslave and Velvet Revolver) and recorded at a studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The new album will also be AC/DC's first for Sony BMG's Epic Records label, which reissued the band's back catalog a few years ago. Once the recording sessions for their new album are completed, rumor has it AC/DC will embark on a "farewell" tour later in the year, meaning that they could be breaking up or retiring for good. The band last did a full scale tour in 2001, but toured again briefly in 2003 before disappearing.

It was previously reported that AC/DC will sell their new album exclusively through Wal-Mart Inc. There has been no new information released on that matter to date, however.

Source: ACDC-bootlegs.com

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1. b.bristowe writes:

oh im totally stoked. Theres going to be a new walmart opening up near me!!! f***in sell outs...

# Jun 25, 2008 @ 6:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Dee writes:

I'm so excited. I can't wait until the new album comes out and i'm looking foward to seeing them live for one last time. They're one of my favorite bands and i'll miss them.

# Jun 25, 2008 @ 7:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Jamez writes:

Well I disagree. Why even release an album now? What can they possibly do better that they havent already done? I thought they were just going to vanish gracefully. Obviously not

# Jun 26, 2008 @ 7:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Michael Bridges writes:

Don Coleman, Canada's Premiere AC/DC Vocalist, recorded the song "Women, Whiskey & Rock'n'Roll (celebrating the life and spirit of Bon Scott)" which has been airing in Australia, Canada, USA, England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Scandinavia and , soon to be, other Euro countries. It was recently requested by the British Armed Forces Rock Radio Network to air to their Troops globally (12 countries) to add to the growing list of Broadcast Stations, Universities and Internet Stations.


The song has had great reveiws from the 'cream of the crop' of Aussie bands and Legends and copies were requested by people such as Bob Daisley ( long time bass player with Ozzy Osbourne), Vince Lovegrove ( bandmate of Bon in The Valentines - he introduced Bon to AC/DC), Susan Masino author of "Let There Be Rock", President of the WA Bon Scott Fan Club, Doug Thorncroft and many more.


AC/DC emailed to say thanks for the effort for the 'homage video' which is #1 on their site (chosen by the band) for the last 6 weeks at: www.acdc.com/fromtheband and is also on YouTube . The video has had over 6200 viewings so far. You can also listen to the song on the dedicated website; www.myspace.com/doncoleman .

Canadian Stations to air it so far : KRock Charlottetown , PEI; Big John FM, St. John , NB; C103 Moncton, CBC Moncton (Provincially), CBC Radio 3 ( Nationally); CKLN, Toronto; CKIQ, Iqaluit; thatradio, Toronto; irock, Ottawa and numerous other University and internet stations. Don has been doing on air interviews with most to launch the song and has had numerous newspaper, magazine, ezine and industry 'blog' write ups so far with more scheduled in the upcoming weeks.

# Jun 26, 2008 @ 2:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. jz763 writes:

AC/DC is one of the greatest rock bands of all time. and its great that they're puttin out new $hit, but i think they should go out in style. its impossible to out do what they have already done! so instead of releasing a load of $hit, just go on the biggest world tour you've ever done, and kick some a$$! \m/__\m/

# Jun 26, 2008 @ 3:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. rocker rockstar writes:

I am sure the album will be awsome.

# Jun 28, 2008 @ 12:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Kalis_wrath writes:

I am so disgusted with them right now! After being a fan for as long as I can remember in my 23 years never thought they would release their last album at fvcking Wal Mart! I am boycotting the new album and possibly the tour!

# Jun 28, 2008 @ 12:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. psythe writes:

^^last four posts... you're a moron.

I agree with Kali, I might've bought the album rather than download it, but after that WalMart news, I'm not sure I'll even bother downloading it. I've never been so disgusted.

Now Playing: Pop Stream - "Fifty"

# Jul 2, 2008 @ 1:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Kalis_wrath writes:

Glad to know I am not alone Psythe. Thanks!

# Jul 2, 2008 @ 1:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. biggest fan writes:

who cares if its only sold through wal-mart, that doesn't matter. Those of you how think that it does are retarded. the only thing that matters is that AC/DC is the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be. O ya and jamez your an idiot too.

# Jul 2, 2008 @ 3:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. psythe writes:

lol, never mind that bit about the last four posts, somebody deleted them :)

biggest fan - WalMart is everything that is wrong with this world, hahah.

Now Playing: Limp Bizkit - "Hold On" (lol, sorry guys)

# Jul 2, 2008 @ 8:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. deathbringer writes:

Yeah, sorry, the guy was spamming in multiple threads. He's been deleted and banned now. (and will be if he returns).

# Jul 2, 2008 @ 10:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. acdcbernie writes:

I'm pretty sure that there isn't one walMart in this entire country (Belgium) so I hope they release the album in other store also...

# Jul 10, 2008 @ 11:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. deathbringer writes:

Isn't Tesco the Walmart of Europe? We're actually getting them in the States and I read some stuff about Walmart taking defensive measures to launch smaller stores in some areas that don't need a massive Walmart.

# Jul 10, 2008 @ 12:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Llandra writes:

I agree with jz763, a world wide tour would rock, but why a new album? They are Classic rock for a reason. It's a shame when money overtakes class.

# Jul 10, 2008 @ 1:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. aussie rocker writes:

It is only rock n roll people...we will buy it,no matter,any location will do!Gee I hope people from small country towns in the US can buy it from a net mail ordering type of thing.Anyhow I cant wait for the new music from em. Thanks for allowing me to post this. Cheers to all and AC/DC rocks.

# Jul 20, 2008 @ 8:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. ttrew writes:

rtae h h

# Jul 21, 2008 @ 10:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. ttrewurdock writes:

I just was one of 10 people to hear Runaway Train. I can't believe it! It is the same lyrics as Soul Asylum's with a different rythum. It is by far the worst Brain Johnson has sounded. This band is done.

# Jul 21, 2008 @ 10:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. jimmyr1966 writes:

i am glad that acdc the real rockers are back for one last time. i am so tired of hereing crap from these new bands that does not know how to rock. all these new bands are all pop bands to me and in it for the money and aint even selling albums like the older rockers done. and about going in style this is the way for acdc. they have to say goodbye to thier loyale fans not just dissapear like some.

# Jul 22, 2008 @ 4:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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