Aussie rock legends AC/DC will never allow fans to down their songs legally. The band told a reporter that despite being one of the biggest acts in the world, and indeed the only major act that won’t sell their music via iTunes, that it’s never going to happen. Guitarist Angus Young says that he only wants fans to hear their records in full and that he doesn’t want them to be able to download individual songs. He says “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. We always were a band that if you heard something (by AC/DC) on the radio, well, that’s only three minutes. Usually the best tracks were on the albums.”
Singer Brian Johnson has dismissed suggestions that the band might throw in the towel considering they’re all in to their 50s and 60s now. “No, never. Not as long as I can still walk and sing. I should think we’ll be back absolutely. “We’ll definitely be back,” added Young, who has also confirmed that they are working on a new album. Young also admits to having no idea how the band could top the Black Ice tour, which sold 5.1m tickets and grossed the best part of half a billion dollars.
Johnson also believes that the band’s longevity is due to the fact that they have never changed their winning formula. “I guess we just keep true to our roots I guess,” he reckons.”We don’t try to change and that strikes a chord. It’s just out and out rock and roll, that’s what we do”, says.”We’ve outlived quite a few fashions. We’re still playing what we always did which is good old rock and roll.”