Columbia Records has announced that AC/DC's hotly anticipated new album will be sold exclusively in the U.S. via Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, and the band's website. Produced by Brendan O'Brien, the 15-track Black Ice will be available at those retail outlets beginning October 20. The label is promising "multiple activities for fans" in the weeks leading up to the release. The CD will carry a special price tag of $11.88, and online purchases via will incur no shipping or handling charges. A world tour is scheduled to start in late October. —Russell Hall