After an extended rivalry and a couple of physical challenges, Creed’s Scott Stapp and Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst will finally get in the ring. No, they’re not gonna come to blows on pay-per-view, but their songs will play over the PA while WWF superstars beat the testosterone out of one another.
Creed’s “Young Grow Old,” which was previously available only as a bonus track on the Australian and Japanese pressings of Human Clay, and a new remix of Limp Bizkit’s “Rollin’ ” will coexist on the next WWF album, WWF Forceable Entry, which comes out March 26.
A Kid Rock cover of ZZ Top’s “Legs” (in tribute to Stacy Keibler) and Disturbed’s reworking of Stone Cold Steve Austin’s theme song will also appear on the LP, which looks to contain just as many brutal bumps as Wrestlemania X-8, which takes place at the Toronto SkyDome nine days before its release.
Thirteen other artists contribute theme songs for wrestlers on the record: Rob Zombie for Edge, Cypress Hill for Tazz, Sevendust for Chris Jericho, Drowning Pool for Triple H, Stereomud for Raven, Monster Magnet for Hardy Boyz, Dope for Vince McMahon, Saliva for Dudley Boyz, the Union Underground for Test, Our Lady Peace for Chris Benoit, Boy Hits Car for Lita, Finger Eleven for Kane, and Breaking Point for Rob Van Dam. The Breaking Point track, “One of a Kind,” will also be included on the band’s forthcoming debut.
The previously unreleased remix of Marilyn Manson’s “The Beautiful People” — the theme for the UPN series WWF SmackDown! — will also be included on the album. (MTV’s parent company, Viacom, also owns UPN.)
Last September, DreamWorks released the compilation WWF Tough Enough, which contained mostly album tracks by Godsmack, Alien Ant Farm, Papa Roach and others. WWF Aggression, released in February 2000, featured hip-hop luminaries including Method Man, Snoop Dogg, Redman, Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Kool Keith.