THEY are the last major act to
refuse to sell their music on the internet but AC/DC remained staunchly
anti-digital today, confirming their songs would never be available to
With even The Beatles now finally making their music available on Apple's iTunes, experts say the rockers, whose album Back In Black
is the second highest selling in history, were missing out on millions
in lost revenue by refusing to allow their work to be sold in the
Speaking at the world premiere of their new
concert film in London, the band's guitarist Angus Young said he
refused to sanction downloads of individual tracks because their songs
should be heard as part of a full album.
He said, "I know The
Beatles have changed but we're going to carry on like that. For us it's
the best way. We are a band who started off with albums and that's how
we've always been. Usually the best tracks were on the albums."
The guitarist, known for his schoolboy outfit, also rubbished rumours the band, whose Black Ice tour was the second-highest grossing tour in history, were considering retiring.
surrounded the future of the veteran five-piece, whose ages range from
56 to 64, after singer Brian Johnson was quoted as saying he was
considering quitting when they finished the 168-date run of concerts
between 2008 and 2010.
Johnson denied he was thinking of hanging
up his legendary flat cap. "No, never. Not as long as I can still walk
and sing. I should think we'll be back."