AC/DC Grab No.1 Spot With Iron Man Album
AC/DC’s Iron Man 2 soundtrack album has raced to the top of the UK charts, beating the brand new release by Paul Weller into second place. But who’s buying it? (The AC/DC album, that is.)
It’s a remarkable achievement by AC/DC as Iron Man 2 features no new songs, just 15 oldies from their back catalogue – including both the Brian Johnson and Bon Scott eras of the band.
The nearest to an AC/DC rarity on the album is the Powerage out-take Cold Hearted Man, later released on the Backtracks set.
We’d be interested to know: did you, as a Classic Rock type, purchase the album – even though you’ve likely heard all the songs before?
Or is it just something people are filling up their trolleys with at Tesco?
Equally as amazing, it looks like this album could debut at the top of the US charts this week.
Weller’s new album, Wake Up The Nation, is his 10th studio album and features his first collaboration since 1982 with ex-Jam member Bruce Foxton. The Modfather must be gutted to be languishing at No.2.
In other chart news, Meat Loaf’s latest, Hang Cool Teddy Bear, debuted at no. 4.
AC/DC headline Donington Park on June 11. For further info go to www.downloadfestival.co.uk