All signs pointed to AC/DC having a bang-up week with "Black Ice," but did anyone expect the comeback record would have the second best debut week in 2008?
"Black Ice" topped the Billboard chart moving 784,000 copies (through Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and AC/DC's Web site exclusively), second only to Lil Wayne's 1,005,000 units earlier this year for "Tha Carter III."
It's also AC/DC's best-selling album since SoundScan began tracking data in 1991. "For Those About To Rock We Salute You" topped the chart in 1982 but did not debut there.
They should have done exit polls at Wal-Mart to see who was buying this. Was it the class of '82 reliving its youth? Or was it a new generation of kids changing course for the "Highway to Hell"?
Now, the juicy possibility: Word is that there might be a date on hold at Heinz Field next summer for a billing of Metallica and AC/DC. This could not be confirmed.