'Iron Man 2' pairs up with AC/DC for full soundtrack album

For those about to rock with Robert Downey Jr., we salute you. And by “those,” we mean ageless Aussie thunderstrikers AC/DC, who announced a special soundtrack deal today with the upcoming Iron Man 2, starring Mr. Golden Globe-y Sherlock himself.

Marvel Studios and Columbia Records will pair up for the release of AC/DC: Iron Man 2 on April 19, featuring 15 classic AC/DC songs culled from ten of the band’s studio albums, circa 1976-2008.

The first official video, a mix of a live performance of the Back to Black anthem “Shoot to Thrill” taped last month in Buenos Aires and sneak-preview movie bits, is below; find the full tracklisting after the jump:

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

What do you think, readers—crass corporate cross-marketing or perfect Tony-Stark-in-short-pants symmetry?

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  • dustin

    THAT F-CKING RULES!

  • dusen

    This is the second time they’ve done something like this (quasi-greatest hits as part of a soundtrack) – the first being the machines-come-alive “classic” Maximum Overdrive. I love AC/DC but sure wish they would put out a proper greatest hits album out already. 1 disc for Bon Scott and one for Brian Johnson. Who’s with me???!

    • JLC

      Especially since AC/DC refuses to release their music digitally. I have most of the CDs, so it doesn’t affect me. But a lot of people just won’t buy discs any more.

  • Nick

    While it is not something I would necessarily buy, it is a pretty brilliant tie in.

  • Tom Brazelton

    Seems like a natural fit to me.

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