AC/DC re-enter charts after iTunes catalogue debut
AC/DC have re-entered the UK top 40 singles charts after their catalogue was finally released on iTunes this week.
Back In Black from 1980 has reached number 31 while 1979′s Highway To Hell made number 40.
All 16 studio albums, four live records and three compilations are now available in Apple’s Mastered For iTunes range, with individual songs, full albums and a $150 Complete Collection on sale.
Meanwhile, the band’s Back In Black album has been added to the Grammy Hall of Fame collection in the USA. The establishment seeks to continually build a body of recorded work that “exhibits qualitative or historical significance.”
Released in 1980 after the Australian giants recruited Brian Johnson following the death of Bon Scott, Back In Black is the second best-selling album in history. It’s now one of just 933 records on display at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
Gibson Guitars recently named Angus Young’s signature guitar phrase from Back In Black as the best riff of the 1980s.
Meanwhile, the iPhone game AC/DC Pinball Rocks has been released via the App Store. Priced $2.99, it’s received positive reviews for its gameplay, complete with soundtrack from the band’s catalogue.