There's No Way Out with Seether
Seether's hit, "Fake It," is the official theme song for Sunday's No Way Out. It's the third time WWE has tapped into Seether's talent to set a hard-hitting musical backdrop for some of our best pay-per-views.
"It definitely took a lot longer, I think, for rock music and WWE to get together than I would have thought. But it's definitely something that we're always really excited to be part of because we know it reaches a massive audience," said Shaun Morgan, lead vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter for Seether.
The South African band's "Sold Me" was featured in WWE's Bad Blood in 2004, and "Remedy" was the theme for SummerSlam 2005. "Fake It" comes off the band's 2007 album, Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces, which debuted on Billboard's Top 200 chart at No. 9. Since the album's release on Wind-up Records in October, it's sold close to 300,000 copies. "Fake It" has been the No. 1 song on Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks for the past few weeks, and has had a constant presence on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, thanks to strong radio play.
"It's just a song about anti-hypocrisy, and you know, I find that in the world we live in, certainly the world in general, there seems to be a trend for people to, I think, use other people to get as much as they can, especially in cities like L.A., and I unfortunately live there. It's something that you become more acutely aware of it once you're in that environment," said Morgan.
"It's just basically about, you know, a call to people, and certainly to the youth of today, to be less interested in people like Paris Hilton and more interested in things of value you know and to be real people other than clones," he said.
Seether are big WWE fans, and recently attended a live event in Tampa, Fla., where they met some of the WWE Superstars and Divas. (WATCH)
"It was awesome. We were in the front row and I got to hang out backstage and see some of the names that were around when I was still a kid. My favorite moment -- you know, I'm a fan of the older guys -- was when I saw Undertaker. That's when I was star struck," Morgan said. "We hung out with Edge for a little bit and we got to go and have dinner with some of the rest of the Superstars afterward."
Morgan explained that the backstage atmosphere of a WWE event was much different than that of a rock concert.
"You know, it's like a bunch of guys that have their bags, and then they sign some autographs and then they get in their cars and drive home. It's far more laid back," he said. "There's definitely a lot of good vibes going on backstage."
Morgan and his bandmates, bassist Dale Stewart and drummer John Humphrey, are on tour with Three Days Grace and Breaking Benjamin.
"It's awesome. Actually today is the last day in Canada, which were very happy about, because it's been absolutely freezing and we question the wiseness of deciding to tour Canada in January and February," Morgan joked. "We head back to the States tomorrow, so we're excited about somewhat warmer weather."
Morgan told WWE.com touring with Three Days Grace and Breaking Benjamin is a blast because the band members are friends.
"It makes it easier if you're on tour with guys that you respect and admire and there's definitely a mutual respecting going on," Morgan said.
"We're in a good position right now and were certainly having a lot of fun," he said. "So as far as the fans go, fans of wrestling and of us, thanks for the support and hopefully it will continue to be as great as it has been."