AC/DC: Dirty Deeds Done Digital

Hell's bells! AC/DC is at last offering its entire back catalog for sale online.

However . . . for those about to click, we advise you:

Catch No. 1: It's not on iTunes. It's only on Verizon Wireless (at least until March 2008).

Catch No. 2: It's only available via the PC version of Verizon's V CAST music service.

Catch No. 3: It's only being offered as full-album downloads, at $12 per album. Sole exception: "You Shook Me All Night Long," available as an over-the-air download.

This reminds me of a great music-trivia question that we used to bandy about here at the S&V offices: Which is the only huge band that has never released a best-of CD? That's right: AC/DC. Seems that Angus and the boys still don't want you to cherry-pick the past. Eager to hit the "Highway to Hell"? Ya gotta buy Highway to Hell! Desperate to get "Back in Black"? Ya gotta buy Back in Black!

For today's announcement, click here. For Verizon's AC/DC page, click here. -Ken Richardson