MARVEL STUDIOS AND COLUMBIA RECORDS POWER UP AC/DC MUSIC PROMOTION FOR â€œIRON MAN 2â€ MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK
Through a unique collaboration between Marvel Studios and Columbia Records, AC/DCâ€™s music will be featured in Marvel Studiosâ€™ â€œIRON MAN 2,â€ the sequel to the 2008 blockbuster film. In addition, Columbia Records will release the album AC/DC: Iron Man 2 on Monday, April 19, 2010. AC/DC: Iron Man 2, features 15 classic AC/DC songs selected from ten of the bandâ€™s studio albums, ranging from 1976 to 2008. The complete track listing can be found below.
The film opens internationally beginning on April 28, 2010 and in the U.S. the film is scheduled for release on May 7, 2010.
The debut video from AC/DC: Iron Man 2 is the AC/DCâ€™s classic album cut â€œShoot To Thrill,â€ which was filmed live last month in Buenos Aires during the bandâ€™s highly acclaimed Black Ice World Tour, the second highest grossing world tour of 2009 according to concert industry trade publication Pollstar. The video also incorporates exclusive footage from â€œIRON MAN 2â€ and debuts today worldwide. Check www.acdc.com and www.marvel.com for more information. â€œShoot To Thrillâ€ was originally recorded for the bandâ€™s 50-million selling album Back In Black, one of the best selling albums of all time.
â€œJon Favreauâ€™s vision and passion for AC/DCâ€™s music blend seamlessly into this incredible filmâ€ said Steve Barnett, co-chairman of Columbia Records. "The music really underscores the high energy and excitement of the film.â€
â€œMusic 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 franchiseâ€™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,â€ said Tim Connors, Chief Operating Officer, Marvel Studios.
Jon Favreau returns to direct â€œIRON MAN 2,â€ with Robert Downey Jr. reprising his starring role as the larger-than-life leading character, along with Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke and Samuel L. Jackson.
Based on Marvelâ€™s iconic Super Hero, â€œIRON MAN 2â€ continues the story of 2008â€™s box office smash hit â€œIRON MAN,â€ which grossed nearly $600 million worldwide, and was the first feature film produced independently by Marvel Studios. â€œIRON MAN 2â€ is being produced by Marvel Studiosâ€™ President, Kevin Feige.
AC/DC: Iron Man 2 Track Listing:
Shoot to Thrill
Rock â€˜Nâ€™ Roll Damnation
Guns for Hire
Cold Hearted Man
Back in Black
If You Want Blood (Youâ€™ve Got It)
Hell Ainâ€™t a Bad Place to Be
Have a Drink on Me
The Razorâ€™s Edge
Let There Be Rock
Highway to Hell
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