Australian rock titans AC/DC have become the latest group of old-school rockers to capitulate to the digital age. After resolutely holding out for nearly ten years, AC/DC' catalogue is to become available for download via the iTunes Store for the first time.
Thanks to a deal between Apple and Columbia all 16 of AC/DC's studio albums are now available for download, along with four live albums, three compilation albums and two digital packages. These include all of the studio albums for $99 (about £62) or both the studio and live albums as well as all the box sets for $149 (around £94). The latter includes AC/DC's brand new live album - their first in 20 years - 'Live At River Plate". All of the tracks have been digitally remastered for the iTunes Store.
The move ends AC/DC's position as one of the last bands holding out against their music being made available for digital download. They join The Beatles, a band previously at loggerheads with the idea putting their catalogue in an online store, until EMI signed a deal with Apple two years ago. There's no word yet on whether bands such as Led Zeppelin or Tool will follow suit.