Australian record retailers refused to honor the embargo for AC/DC's new album Black Ice on Friday - because fans refused to leave stores without the new release. The official release date is Saturday (today) but many stores got their stock a day early, so managers could arrange displays.
One retailer, who is selling the hot item early, tells website Undercover.com, "We don't care about embargoes and the fans don't care about charts. We are here to sell music and the fans are here to buy it. I couldn't care less if Sony has an embargo on it. My customers want it and I'm giving it to them."
The embargo break and the Friday sales mean the Aussie rockers could storm to the top of the nation's album charts as early as Monday - a week before they were expected to hit the top spot.
The album will be released to the rest of the world next week .