During a recent episode of Chris Jericho’s Talk Is Jericho podcast, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin shed some light regarding the inspiration for his iconic WWE entrance theme music.
The WWE Hall Of Famer told Jericho about working with Jim Johnston on his theme song during his recent appearance on the podcast.
“I went down to the studio and back in the day you know Chris I was pretty hands-on you gotta be,” Austin told Jericho. “So I walked in there and I had a CD and I hand it to Jim Johnston and go, ‘it’s called Bulls On Parade by Rage Against The Machine’ and I played it.”
Austin continued, explaining how Johnston took the famous Rage Against The Machine song and turned it into the theme song that all WWE fans young and old recognize to this day.
“He got it, and so I don’t think my entrance music sounds anything like it but it was inspired by that and man I tell ya what the way he came up with that glass breaking I don’t know how he came up with that idea when he looped in that siren, I don’t know how or why he put that in a stroke of genius or luck or whatever it was that happened, magic,” said Austin. “Sometimes things just happen the way they do. When I pitched him that song and we listened to it together and he came up with that and I give him all the credit in the world.”
Austin continued, “I inspired him with their song… my idea, but his total creation [it’s] a fluke dude because you’ve been around and you’ve seen reactions when that glass breaks. Yeah I had to get over to get those reactions. It’s just the perfect music for the perfect setup for the perfect pop for any kind of dire situation or circumstance — goddamn that’s when we need Stone Cold. So, music is important.”
Check out the complete episode of Talk Is Jericho featuring the Steve Austin interview at Omny.fm.