While they put the finishing touches on their eagerly awaited studio album of all-new material due in early 2008 (their first since 2000’s Stiff Upper Lip), AC/DC will release AC/DC Plug Me In - the ultimate career-spanning DVD box set of live performances, interviews, and more on Tuesday, Oct. 16.

The first AC/DC release since the band came to Columbia Records earlier this year, the AC/DC Plug Me In DVD collection brings together for the very first time an astonishing five hours of definitive live concert and television performances-many of them previously unavailable-chronicling the on-going career of a groundbreaking rock and roll powerhouse, whose defining album, Back in Black has sold an estimated 42 million units worldwide (21 million in the U.S. alone, making it the 5th highest-selling album ever in the U.S.A).

Disc One of the AC/DC Plug Me In DVD collection begins with a performance of "High Voltage" from October 1975 on Australia's "King of Pop Awards" show. The first disc is devoted to the band's formative years (1975-1979) with original lead singer, the late Bon Scott, capturing the group in its full early glory with more than 20 performances including rare black-and-white video footage of the notorious St. Albans High School concert on March 3, 1976; the very first U.K. television appearance in July 1976; pristine live full-color stereo concert performances from Glasgow and Essex University in 1978; and three songs-including the very first public performance of "Highway To Hell"-from Netherlands television in 1979. Bonus material on Disc One includes a Bon Scott interview from November 1977; extraordinary band interviews from 1976; and four songs recorded live in Nice on December 15, 1979, one of Bon Scott's last concerts with the band before his tragic death on February 19, 1980.

Disc Two of AC/DC Plug Me In DVD covers the band's Brian Johnson era, which began with the release of Back In Black in 1980 and continues to this day. In addition to more than 20 performances drawn from three decades of concerts around the world-including an extremely rare Japanese television appearance from February 1981, blistering ’80s and ’90s sets from Detroit to Moscow, incredible footage from 1996's Ballbreaker tour (including the "Beavis & Butthead" intro), and 21st century barnburners in Paris, Munich, and Toronto-Plug Me In includes a fantastic array of bonus material including the AC/DC Donnington interview on the "Old Grey Whistle Test" (August 1984) and the band's in-concert performance of "Rock Me Baby" with the Rolling Stones.

A deluxe collector's edition of Plug Me In-containing a third DVD of 21 additional rare performances spanning both the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson eras, as well as a treasure trove of facsimile reproductions of authentic AC/DC memorabilia-will also be available for a limited time beginning Tuesday, October 16.