AC/DC may shun iTunes because of the inability to sell albums as a whole (yeah, because High Voltage needs to be appreciated as a piece of art), but their latest, yet to be released album, Black Ice has been downloaded more than 400,000 times out in internet land. Black Ice doesn’t hit stores until October 21, but is still expected to move a lot of units.
What’s more is that Sony, AC/DC’s label, have been saying that they released fake torrents of the album to prevent people from downloading. But apparently, there’s no trace of fake torrents anywhere on the net. Either Sony is lying to get people not to download, or they are really afraid it will hurt sales. I guess that will be determined when Black Ice comes out next week. [NME]