Steve Austin explains the origins of his theme song Submitted by Aaron Rift on 06/30/2018 at 10:04 AM
While recently appearing on Chris Jericho's podcast, Steve Austin commented on the origins of his iconic theme song:
"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."
"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."