According to the weekly UK-based celebrity and pop music newsletter Popbitch, a musical featuring the hits of AC/DC "may be in the pipeline." If the report is to be believed, the Australian band's songs will be combined with the Mark Wahlberg movie "Rock Star" for a theater production.
Other groups who have had their back catalogs used in musicals include QUEEN, ABBA and MADNESS.AC/DC's new album may be titled "Black Ice", according to Australian web site Undercover News. That title is apparently one of three that the band is considering for its first album of new material in eight years, with "Runaway Train" another possible contender.
A release date has yet to be announced for the disc, but it could arrive as early as October.The new album will follow 2000's "Stiff Upper Lip". It was recorded at a Canadian studio with PEARL JAM and BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN producer Brendan O'Brien.
Sony BMG recently revealed that the disc will be sold exclusively through Wal-Mart stores, which has caused controversy with critics and fans.