Wednesday, November 5, 2008


AC/DC's new album, Black Ice has sold a million copies in the U.S. already, and is at #1 for the second week in a row. It's their first #1 album here. They are also on the cover of Rolling Stone - also for the first time ever. How'd they do it?

A few years ago, I asked Tom Petty how he was still able to attact young crowds to his show. He said, "Because I don't pander to them." I think the same is true here. AC/DC never wondered if what they were doing was hip, they just do what they do.

I haven't heard the album, other than the first single, the instant classic "Rock and Roll Train." My copy of Black Ice is coming in the mail, I'm eager to hear it.

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