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AC/DC provide iron man 2 soundtrack

27 January 2010 [12:07] - TODAY.AZ
"Has he lost his mind? Can he see or..." no, wait, wrong band. If you recognised AC/DC's Shoot to Thrill in the Iron Man 2 trailer, you won't be surprised to learn it's on the soundtrack. But you may be slightly taken aback to learn that choice cuts from the ageing Australian (apart from Brian Johnston) rockers' back catalogue make up the entire CD.

The official press release says that "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..." The band's Back in Black made for a key moment in the first film, so this feels like a natural progression of sorts, although how many of the album's 15 tracks actually feature in Iron Man 2, remains to be seen. We'd imagine War Machine, at least, will make the cut.

It's not AC/DC's first foray of this sort: The Who Made Who? album was another greatest hits soundtrack, for Stephen King's sole directorial outing Maximum Overdrive in 1986.

The press release also promises "exclusive footage from Iron Man 2" in the Shoot to Thrill video, the band bits of which were filmed in Buenos Aires last month. Looks like identical clips to the original trailer to us, but see if you can spot anything new. We'll be over here, on a Highway to Hell, shaking a leg, saluting you.

/Empire Online/

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