Not to discredit the happiness that iTunes has brought the music-minded people, but let’s be honest, it is a band wagon. Plenty of amazing musicians from the past have chosen to shun the MP3 jaugernaut and persue their own means to sell and share their musical talents. Let’s not forget the Beatles (who still have given the hand to Spotify). Up until last week, the last few standing were AC/DC, Kid Rock and Garth Brooks. Let us blow your mind further, as Garth Brooks is still reigning champ of the Too Cool for the iTunes School club. That’s right, AC/DC have joined the ranks of Apple cavalry (Kid Rock too, but it’s not about him today).
Sixteen of AC/DC’s studio albums will be released for sale including “High Voltage” and “Back in Black.” Not without the iTunes touch of course, which has at least 6 of the albums’ songs mastered ”with increased audio fidelity.” So hooray for those of us who were yearning for some of the groups nostalgic jams! Looking at some forums and blogs, no one was too happy with AC/DC’s absence in the music-for-purchase world. iTunes isn’t so bad, and we need our Rock! Otherwise we just have Brews here… which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but as you know, the two go better together.