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Buckcherry rocks 'The Condemned'
Buckcherry was pleased their song, "Out of Line," was used by WWE Films in the Stone Cold stunts feature for The Condemned, which hits theaters tomorrow.
"Our manager called us and asked us if we wanted to be a part of it, and we thought it would be an awesome idea," said Buckcherry vocalist Josh Todd. "Rock ‘n' roll and wrestling go hand-in-hand."
Buckcherry guitarist Keith Nelson said he believes the Buckcherry and WWE collaboration was a long time coming.
"We as Buckcherry, and our fans, are all really fans of WWE. It's a long-running tradition," Nelson told WWE.com. "We're just really proud someone as rad as ‘Stone Cold' Steve Austin has kind of taken a liking to us, and has put us on a pedestal for our music. It's great."
Todd said "Out of Line" is an appropriate song for The Condemned and for WWE.
" ‘Out of Line' is about hard work and perseverance, overcoming your obstacles. I think that's a huge part of what WWE is all about, as well, when you're moving up the ladder to become the best and the champion," Todd said. "We just thought it would be a perfect fit."
Los Angeles-based Buckcherry's third album, 15, was released on Atlantic Records last April. It has spent 54 weeks on The Billboard's 200 chart, and has been steadily climbing upwards in recent weeks. The band has been touring nonstop in support of 15.
"It never stops really. We're at over 200 shows now, 17 months deep," Todd said. "We're really grateful to be back in the game again because we had a bit of a hiatus, so it's been bittersweet for us. Aside from being a little tired, we're just plugging right along."
While on the road, Todd, Nelson, and Buckcherry band mates drummer Xavier Muriel, guitarist Stevie D. and bassist Jimmy Ashhurst often hit the cinema during downtime. Nelson said Buckcherry plans to see a screening of The Condemned.
"We live in movie theaters -- that's one of the things we love to do, we all get out to the movies," Nelson said. "There are not a lot of things that keep us occupied out here on the road, other than our rock ‘n' roll show, so we'll definitely get into the theaters and see The Condemned."
Now that WWE fans have been exposed to Buckcherry through their involvement in The Condemned, the band has a message for them.
"We just want to let the WWE fans know we have three records out -- 15 is our third record -- and to go check out our catalog. Get involved. Come down to a show. It's definitely a live experience. We look forward to rocking you," Todd said.
"It's much like wrestling -- it's fun to watch on TV, but to really get the gist of the whole thing, you need to be there, in person, seeing it go down live," Nelson continued. "That's what we're all about."