Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 at 3:24 pm
It looks like rock gods AC/DC will be re-teaming with Tony Stark again for a just-announced film/soundtrack collaboration deal for Iron Man 2.
Pre-order for the album AC/DC: Iron Man 2 began yesterday at Amazon and Walmart online stores. Amazon shoppers will get exclusive access to an Iron Man 2 CD/DVD deluxe version, while two Vinyl LP packages will be hitting shelves April 19th.
The film opens internationally on April 28, 2010 while U.S. citizens can look forward to a May 7 release. The album will feature 15 classic AC/DC songs selected from ten of the band’s studio albums, ranging from 1976 to 2008. The complete track listing can be found below along with the first video from the soundtrack titled “Shoot To Thrill.”
This isn’t the first time AC/DC’s tunes have been set to Iron Man footage. Astute Tony Stark fans will recall the first film featured “Back In Black” played on a boom box by the U.S. Air Force convoy escorting Stark in Afghanistan. I thought that song fit the first film’s tone perfectly, so another collaboration makes sense to me.
Executives from Marvel studios and Columbia records seemed excited when speaking on the new venture. Steve Barnett, co-chairman of Columbia Records exclaimed:
“Jon Favreau’s vision and passion for AC/DC’s music blend seamlessly into this incredible film. The music really underscores the high energy and excitement of the film.”
Tim Connors, Chief Operating Officer for Marvel Studios proudly proclaimed:
“Music is an integral part of the Tony Stark and Iron Man experience, and we are pleased that Columbia and AC/DC are taking part in the franchise’s phenomenon. Through this relationship, the band is delivering fans supercharged Iron Man branded music through all our combined consumer touch points, from the movie to retail outlets and even virally with the debut of the new video.”
Shoot to Thrill
Rock “˜N’ Roll Damnation
Guns for Hire
Cold Hearted Man
Back in Black
If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)
Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be
Have a Drink on Me
The Razor’s Edge
Let There Be Rock
Highway to Hell