AC/DC will power the Iron Man 2 soundtrack with 15 songs to be featured in the movie. This will be the first time since Stephen King`s `Maximum Overdrive` that AC/DC has licensed their music to a movie.
Songs from the album range from 1976 up until the recent 2008 ‘Black Ice’ album and will include songs featuring both AC/DC’s second singer Bon Scott and current lungs Brian Johnson.
A video for the key song, ‘Shoot To Trill’ from the 1980 Back In Black album was shot last month in Buenos Aires.
The album will be released as a deluxe CD/DVD package as well as a 2 disc vinyl set.
The deal was struck between Marvel Pictures and Sony. Jon Favreau’s vision and passion for AC/DC’s music blend seamlessly into this incredible film” said Steve Barnett, co-chairman of Columbia Records. “The music really underscores the high energy and excitement of the film.”
“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,” said Tim Connors, Chief Operating Officer, Marvel Studios.
“Iron Man 2’ stars Robert Downey Jr. and features Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke and Samuel L. Jackson.
The soundtrack will be released on April 19th.
The tracklisting is:
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