Monday, November 28, 2011

VIDEO: AC/DC’s Back in Black featured in Walmart ad

AC/DC’s iconic “Back In Black” is featured in a new commercial for Walmart.

The song’s use was tied in with Black Friday, while the ad promotes pre-holiday shopping in general.

No word on why AC/DC licensed the song for the huge retailer, although the band did sell its 2008 “Black Ice” album exclusively through the company, so there is a shared, recent history between the two.

AC/DC have licensed songs for commercials before, selling everything from mobile phones to shoes to retailer Target.

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