Austin revealed the inspiration for his WWE entrance music:
“I walk in there and I had a CD, I hand it to Jim Johnston. It’s called Bulls on Parade by Rage Against the Machine and I played it. [Austin emulates the guitar sound]. You know when it starts off. Sorry about the sound effects that come out of my mouth…and he got it. I don’t think my entrance music sounds anything like it; but, it was inspired by that. Man, I tell you what, the way he come up with that glass breaking, I don’t know how he come 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, magic – sometimes things just happen the way they do and 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. I inspired it with their song, my idea; but, his total creation. A fluke dude because you’ve been around and you’ve seen the reactions when that glass breaks. Yeah, I had to get over to get those reactions; but, it was just the perfect music for the perfect set up for the perfect pop for any kind of dire situation or circumstance, goddamn that’s right where we need Stone Cold. So music is important.”
Austin later talked about his time hunting with controversial rock icon Ted Nugent:
“We was hunting in South Texas and he was gonna be in Kerrville and says, ‘Hey man you want to go over and meet Ted.’ I says, ‘Yeah that would be cool.’ So I loaded up my pickup truck, went over there, sat around the fire drinking, Ted don’t drink allegedly. He just hangs out. He’s a big hunter. He sang a couple of songs and then he teased that he was gonna sing one of his big hits. He was gonna put his guitar up and he was just railing on everybody and I was like, ‘God dang man, can’t we just hang out and shoot the breeze a little bit?’ The Legend of Fred Bear only goes so far brother. We’re not all in to the bow and arrow scene.”
Austin also talked about his experience meeting Motley Crue after they played RAW:
“When Motley Crue played, I went over there and they were pretty down. I think they knew who I was. I just remember there was a rough smell in there. It was just like talking to Zakk Wylde when I roasted him. He like never took a shower. He’s in a $2 million tour bus; but, he never took a shower because he’s a Viking. Haging out with the Crue and I’m like, ‘Man somebody has some funky armpits, right?’ You know, I talked with them for a little bit; but, you know how it is dude, when you’re dialed in, you’re in the zone, you’re in the show, you hang out talk a little bit and then you’ve got to go.”
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