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Good morning music fans, let’s get this Tuesday rolling by checking in on the news going around the rock world.
Well, it took several years but just like the Beatles before them, legendary classic rock band AC/DC has finally ended their boycott of the monolithic mega company Apple and their iTunes store – which should be great news for all of you out there because I can almost guarantee that you will be getting at least a handful of gift cards this upcoming Christmas.
Instead of forcing yourself to pick up the latest album from real-life fairy elf princess Taylor Swift or the very best of Conway Twitty, you can celebrate the birth of Christ in style by blasting some “Highway to Hell” all over grandma’s miracle ear because nothing says happy freakin’ holidays like Angus Young shredding on a Gibson! Although Twitty does give Brian Johnson a run for his money in the slightly inebriated-singer department.
Anyways, Columbia Records and Apple announced yesterday that the Australian band’s entire catalogue – which consists of 20 live and studio albums along with three compilation discs – will finally be available on iTunes worldwide for all of your hungry iDevices to devour.
"AC/DC's thunderous and primal rock and roll has excited fans for generations with their raw and rebellious brand of music, which also resonates with millions of new fans discovering AC/DC everyday," Columbia Records and Apple, said in a statement announcing the deal. "Their growing legion of fans will now experience the intensity of AC/DC's music in a way that has never been heard before.”
That “never been heard before” part they’re talking about is referring to the fact that all of the songs were specifically mastered for iTunes (read: DRM). And just like all artists’ songs on iTunes, AC/DC’s catalogue can be downloaded album by album or track by track, so have at it.
And in other brief news, South Korean pop star Psy has won the most glorious recognition in all of internet lore second only to getting a Google Doodle when his video for the soon to be single-hit of his career “Gangnam Style” became the most watched video in YouTube history with over 800 million views, beating out “man getting hit by football” and the equally painful “Baby” by Young Ellen DeGeneres doppelganger Justin Bieber.
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