Marvel Studios and Columbia Records Power Up AC/DC Music Promotion for ‘IRON MAN 2’ Motion Picture Soundtrack.
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ — Through a unique collaboration
between Marvel Studios and Columbia Records, AC/DC’s music will be
featured in Marvel Studios’ "IRON MAN 2," 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 band’s studio
albums, ranging from 1976 to 2008. The complete track listing can be
Pre-orders begin today, January 26th at Walmart.com for the AC/DC:
Iron Man 2 CD and at Amazon.com for a deluxe version of AC/DC: Iron Man
2 – CD+DVD and two LP vinyl packages. The film opens internationally
beginning on April 28, 2010. In the U.S., the film will be distributed
by Paramount Pictures and is scheduled for release on May 7, 2010.
The debut video from AC/DC: Iron Man 2 is the AC/DC’s classic album
cut "Shoot To Thrill," which was filmed live last month in Buenos Aires
during the band’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 "IRON MAN 2" and debuts today worldwide. Check www.acdc.com and
www.marvel.com for more information. "Shoot To Thrill" was originally
recorded for the band’s 50-million selling album Back In Black, one of
the best selling albums of all time.
"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.
Jon Favreau returns to direct "IRON MAN 2," 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 Marvel’s iconic Super Hero, "IRON MAN 2" continues the
story of 2008’s box office smash hit "IRON MAN," which grossed nearly
0 million worldwide, and was the first feature film produced
independently by Marvel Studios. "IRON MAN 2" is being produced by
Marvel Studios’ President, Kevin Feige.
AC/DC: Iron Man 2 Track Listing: 1. Shoot to Thrill 2. Rock 'N' Roll Damnation 3. Guns for Hire 4. Cold Hearted Man 5. Back in Black 6. Thunderstruck 7. If You Want Blood (You've Got It) 8. Evil Walks 9. T.N.T. 10. Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be 11. Have a Drink on Me 12. The Razor's Edge 13. Let There Be Rock 14. War Machine 15. Highway to Hell
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned
subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most
prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven
library of over 5,000 characters featured in a variety of media over
seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in licensing,
entertainment (via Marvel Studios and Marvel Animation) and publishing
(via Marvel Comics). Marvel’s strategy is to leverage its franchises in
a growing array of opportunities around the world, including feature
films, consumer products, toys, video games, animated television,
direct-to-DVD and online. For more information visit www.marvel.com.
About Columbia Records
One of the most respected and successful record labels in the world,
Columbia Records is home to established superstars and exciting new
talent. Columbia Records is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Music
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a
roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local
artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog
that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. Sony
Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of
Source: Press Release
UPDATE: Check out this music video featuring the song Shoot to Thrill, recorded a few months ago on AC/DC’s Black Ice World Tour:
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Posted originally: 2010-01-26 23:32:44