Jim Johnston spoke about his time working with Triple H on his theme music.
The longtime WWE composer was recently a guest on the RRBG podcast and detailed how he would come up with wrestler themes and how WWE never gave him terribly much info on who he was writing for. He did, however, say that while he generally didn't receive much input from the talents themselves, Triple H had an unusual amount of say in his music.
"Triple H was very involved because he was a big star, but also even more involved when he became involved with Stephanie and ended up getting married and then became really up the corporate ladder," Johnston began by saying. "So, he had an unusual amount of say in his music. But I would say overall he was, even though he could have been more forward with me, I would say overall he was pretty respectful of my turf and let me come up with stuff. But he had a lot of different themes over the years. He had the Hunter Hearst theme, the harpsichord theme. Then he was a major player of DX for a long time. Then 'My Time.'"
Johnston then said that he had a great time working with Motörhead, who performed three of his songs. He said the following:
"Oh yeah, that was great. They did three of my songs for him. They did 'King of Kings,' 'The Game,' and 'Evolution.'"
Johnson spent 32 years with WWE before his contract was allowed to expire.
Elsewhere in the interview, he explained why he doesn't like wrestlers using mainstream music for their entrance themes. You can find his comments here.
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